1. Nazi Germany's regime lasted for a surprisingly short amount of time. Only 12 years (1933-1945)
2. Nazi Germany was a 'totalitarian' state, meaning that the Nazi government recognized no ends to their authority, would restrict public and private life whenever possible, and would create personality cults whenever possible through propaganda and completely biased media.
3. Hitler used the Swastika as the Nazi symbol as a 'symbol of our struggle'. In Mein Kumpf, Hitler wrote, "In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which as such always has been and always will be anti-Semitic."
The Swastika was originally meant to symbolise strength, power, sun and good luck, but now is seen as a symbol of hate, Anti-Semitism, prejudice, violence and death.
4. The Nazi Movement arose from many young, angry men, who rejected peace treaties such as the 'Treaty of Versailles', and who rejected democracy in general. They called for a revival of the Aryan race and blamed the Jews for Germany's troubles.
5. While it could've been classified as a fascist state, the Nazi's referred to themselves as 'National Socialists', or a state of Nazism. Nazism has been described as a 'unique variety of fascism that incorporates biological racism and Anti-Semitism.
6. Education under the Nazi regime focused on racial biology, population policy, culture, geography and especially physical fitness. After all, the boys of the Nazi Regime were