Plebiscites in National-Socialist Germany

Hitler was not afraid to ask the opinion of the people. In National-Socialist Germany in case of important political decisions the administration asked the opinion of the people about the decision. On the plebiscites usually over 90% of the people took part, and most of the voting people agreed with the politics of the National-Socialist administration. The ballot papers’ text was easily understandable, and one could vote either with yes or with no.

  1. 12 November 1933, Leaving the League of Nations. Result: 95.1% yes.
  2. 19-th August 1934, After Hindenburg’s death the chancellor and the president of the German Reich should be one person. Result: 89.9% yes.
  3. Saar-country, in German Saarland. 13-th of January, 1935, Saarland’s inhabitants 90.8%wanted to join Germany, 8.8% stand alone, 0.4% wanted to join France.
  4. 29-th March 1936, German military presence on the Rhine area, Result: 98.8% yes.
  5. April 10-th 1938 Unification with Austria, Result: Germany 99.01%, Austria 99.73%.
  6. December 2, 1938, Make elections of the Sudeta country, Result: 98.78% yes.

Volksabstimmung1933Ballot paper of leaving the League of Nations

Source: Metapedia

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