Law against the Founding of New Parties
July 14, 1933
In another pivotal step in the transformation of German society from a democracy to a dictatorship, the Nazi leadership passed the Law against the Founding of New Parties. With this law, all other political entities were disbanded or dissolved. As a consequence, some activists fled abroad while others prepared to work within an illegal party framework. Some parties went underground and some simply dissolved from intimidation and pressure. Germany became a one-party dictatorship led by National Socialists, whom the law made the only legitimate political party in the country.