GERMANY: Death of the States

All in uniform, the 661 brown-shirted Deputies of the Nazi Reichstag last week passed three readings of a bill in five minutes, then hopped to their feet and passed the bill itself by acclamation. Even ten years ago the idea of such a bill would have turned any German statesman's hair white. By it the German States lost all legislative power, all ability to act in any way except as agents of the Reich, may soon lose even their traditional boundaries. The bill provided for:

1) Abolition of the State Diets.

2) Abolition...

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