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What did SA stand for in Germany?

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2009-12-17 21:16:34

== == Historically, SA stood for "Sturmabteilung" which referred

to the stormtroopers or brownshirts, the Nazi Party's paramilitary

wing, which in 1931-1933 (and again later) beat up opponents of the

Nazis in the streets. Originally, the SS was a section of the SA

but became fully autonomous in 1934. Since 1945 the abbreviation

has been avoided in Germany in non-historical contexts.

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