After the First World War, Hindenburg instituted in Germany an obligatory, strictly regulated economy. The application of this regulation was entrusted to a network of omnipresent bureaucrats.
It was notably by this means that the General opened the way for Hitler, whose thought, moreover, was steeped in irrational vitalism. Named chancellor by Hindenburg in 1933, Hitler found at his disposal a bureaucratic apparatus put in place precisely to rule the economy. And, profiting from the organization controlling economic life, he had no difficulty in controlling all of society.