The National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945. It was known as the German Workers' Party (DAP) prior to a change of name in 1920. The party's last leader, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by president Paul von Hindenburg in 1933. Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich.
Nazi ideology stressed the failures of laissez-faire capitalism, communism, economic liberalism, and democracy; advocated Positive Christianity; supported the "racial purity of the German people" and that of other Northwestern Europeans; and claimed itself as the protector of Germany from Jewish influence and corruption. The Nazis persecuted those they perceived as either race enemies or Lebensunwertes Leben, that is "life unworthy of living". This included Jews, Slavs, Roma, and so-called "Mischlinge" along with Communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically disabled, and others. The persecution reached its climax when the party and the German state which it controlled organized the systematic murder of approximately six million Jews and six million other people from the other targeted groups, in what has become known as the Holocaust. Hitler's desire to build a German empire through expansionist policies led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe.
The Party fell when Germany was defeated in 1945; Hitler and several leaders committed suicide. Others were captured and tried for their crimes. Still others were able to escape justice for decades afterward.
Nazi Party in Crosstime Traffic Edit
Crosstime Traffic was aware of several alternates in which Germany, under the rule of the Nazi Party, and its Axis allies had won World War II. These were deemed particularly terrible. In some of them, the Axis had conquered the United States. The Crosstime Traffic employee Eduardo Caruso considered these alternates to be "only slightly worse" than one in which the Soviet Union won the Cold War.
Nazi Party in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
In 2010, the Nazi Party was the sole party in Germany proper. The countries that made up the German Empire or were allied with it were run by political parties of a similar world-view, usually fascist parties that were expected to maintain authoritarian rule and cooperate with the Nazi agenda of genocide against the Jews. Millions of Jews and other non-Aryan groups the world over died.
However, the seeds for Nazism's downfall lay within. In the first edition of Mein Kampf, Hitler had extolled the virtues of the party democratically electing its leaders. Upon the death of Führer Kurt Haldweim in 2010, the British Union of Fascists called for the German government to base the selection of the new führer on the First Edition. The BUF followed its own advice when it allowed a popular vote for Charlie Lynton as its new leader.
Although Germany did not elect Heinz Buckliger democratically, Buckliger made frequent use of the First Edition to justify his own attempts at reform. Buckliger calle for multi-party elections on July 10, 2011 , and an attempted putsch by the SS was unable to stop them. With the great anger and frustration felt by most Germans with the Nazi Party, the course of Nazi politics appeared set for a great change.
Nazi Party in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the Nazi Party was banned by the decree of the Allies occupying Germany. However, the spirit of the Party lived on underground, in the form of the German Freedom Front. Beginning in 1945, die-hard Nazis continued to fight the Allies via terrorist action.
Nazi Party in The War That Came EarlyEdit
The Nazi Party had alienated most of the world from Germany by the time World War II began, but with the invasion of the Race in 1942 the various human powers capable of resisting the Race's onslaught were forced to ally with one another. The decision to find common cause with the Nazis was a distasteful one in the United States, the Soviet Union, and Britain (the leaders of the Allied Forces), but the necessity was recognized.
After the Peace of Cairo ensured Germany's continued independence, the Nazis continued to dominate Germany. Hitler's successors Heinrich Himmler and Ernst Kaltenbrunner were members of the Nazi Party. Kaltenbrunner's fanatical Nazism led him to launch an ill-advised invasion of Race-occupied Poland, touching off a disastrous war with the Race in which Germany was not supported by the other major human powers (and in which Kaltenbrunner himself was killed).
Kaltenbrunner's successor, Walter Dornberger, was not a particularly enthusiastic believer in the Nazi platform, much to the relief of most of the world's human population and the Race, which trusted the Nazis no more than any human government which had dealt with them.
Though in fact a German patriot more than a Nazi ideologue, Dornberger's efforts to reconstruct the country after the thorough destruction and devastation of nuclear war did manage to elevate Germany to being a major power again while still under a Nazi system of a kind. Thus, by the middle of the 21st Century the possibility of Germany building nuclear-armed star ships and arriving at Home was a considerable worry to The Race as to the United States and other human powers.
Nazi Party in "The Last Article"Edit
Mohandas Gandhi stubbornly refused to accept just how inhumane the principles of the Nazi Party were, until German troops invaded India in 1947. Even after seeing Germans casually massacre his countrymen, Gandhi only accepted the truth of the inherent immorality of the Nazi system prior to his execution.
Nazi Party in "Shtetl Days"Edit
Under the rule of the Nazi Party, the Greater German Reich won the War of Retribution and built an empire that stradled the globe. The Nazi Party also set about eradicating the so-called Untermenschen, including the Jews, all the while carefully studying and recording the cultures they were exterminating. In the 21st Century, the Nazi Party, through the Commissariat for the Strengthening of the German Populace, recreated the Jews and other groups with historical re-enactors, who performed in mock shtetls.
Ironically, in the shtetl of Wawolnice, the Aryan actors soon grew disenchanted with the horrifying world Nazism had built, and came to identify with their Jewish characters. In this way, the Nazis re-created their worst enemy.