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What were the Black-shirts and the Brown-shirts?


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2013-04-14 14:15:50
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The Black shirts was a nickname for Mussolini's paramilitaries - and also for those of Oswald Mosley. It was also used more generally as a nickname for Fascists. The Brown shirts were Hitler's paramilitaries - the Stormtroopers.


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The Brownshirts were the SA, the Sturmabteilung, the name taken from brigades formed in WWI to break the deadlock in the trenches. They were led by Ernst Röhm 1931-1934 when Röhm and the leadership of the SA were eliminated in the Night of the Long Knives. The SA was largely made up of socialist workers, who alienated German business leaders as well as the regular army, and constituted a threat to Hitler.

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Blackshirts was created in 1919.

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The Brownshirts (aka Shitshirts) were Hitler's paramilitaries - the stormtroopers.

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All three of those were Nazi organizations, used for a variety of violent purposes ranging from intimidation of political opponents to genocide in the case of the Schutzstaffel (better known by its initials, the SS). They were all involved in Mussolini's rise to power

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Answer Blackshirts were the military Fascists soldiers who were followers of Mussolini during WW2. For more info, check out History / WW2 category. Custermen

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They were called the "Brownshirts".


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