of Europe Against the advice of many of his senior military officers, Hitler ordered an attack on France and the Low Countries, which began in May 1940. By July 1933, radio station staffs were purged of leftists and others deemed undesirable. In addition, soldiers looted or purchased goods such as produce and clothingitems, which were becoming harder to obtain in Germanyfor shipment home. Cities would be razed and the land allowed to return to forest or resettled by German colonists. Economy Main article: Economy of Nazi Germany Reich economics The most pressing economic matter the Nazis initially faced was the 30 percent national unemployment rate. In concert with other aircraft manufacturers and under the direction of Aviation Minister Göring, production was ramped. The Saarland temporarily became a protectorate of France under the condition that its residents would later decide by referendum which country to join, and Poland became a separate nation and was given access to the sea by the creation. In Brüggemeier, Franz-Josef; Cioc, Mark; Zeller, Thomas. Evans, The Coming of the Third Reich (2003) The regime promoted the concept of Volksgemeinschaft, a national German ethnic community. The founding of new parties was also made illegal, and all remaining political parties which had not already been dissolved were banned. Victories continued through mid-1940, but the failure to defeat Britain was the first major turning point in the war. The Reich Citizenship Law stated that only those of "German or related blood" could be citizens. Nazi Germany is the common English name for. Richard Overy estimated in 2014 that about 353,000 civilians were killed in Allied air raids. High numbers of suicides took place in many other locations, including Neubrandenburg (600 dead Stolp in Pommern (1,000 dead and Berlin, where at least 7,057 people committed suicide in 1945. History Further information: History of Germany Nazi seizure of power See also: Adolf Hitler's rise to power Seizure of control (19311933) Although the Nazis won the greatest share of the popular vote in the two Reichstag general elections. German troops entered Austria the next day, to be greeted with enthusiasm by the populace. Rulers and Victims: The Russians in the Soviet Union. Farago, Ladislas (1972) 1942. In 1943 alone, 9,000,000 tons of cereals, 2,000,000 tonnes (2,000,000 long tons; 2,200,000 short tons) of fodder, 3,000,000 tonnes (3,000,000 long tons; 3,300,000 short tons) of potatoes, and 662,000 tonnes (652,000 long tons; 730,000 short tons) of meats were sent back to Germany.