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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.


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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2020-07-23 00:01:15

The SA, or brownshirts,ย  were Hitler's stormtroopers.ย  Once he came into power, he eliminated them, because their leader was so effective that Hitler was threatened by him.ย  The way you have stated this is misleading and unclear.

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