This neo-Caesarian ascendancy epic marked the beginning of his 11-year imperial reign that ended with the destruction of his French Empire in 1815. In 1934, after rising to lead the government of the German revolutionary Weimar Republic's government as a member of the Hitler-Hindenburg-Papen triumvirate executive branch, . . .
Hitler sidelined his sham regime and openly usurped absolute power of the nation's government, military and religious institutions by declaring himself Germany's Fuhrer ("emperor"), a power grab that included the establishment of a binding military oath of absolute allegiance to Hitler as supreme commander of the German armed forces.