of Britain, and by the end of October, Hitler realised that air superiority would not be achieved. Hitler and the nsdap prepared to take advantage of the emergency to gain support for their party. The new law provided an altered loyalty oath for servicemen so that they affirmed loyalty to Hitler personally rather than the office of supreme commander or the state. See also References Explanatory notes On, Reichsinnenminister Wilhelm Frick, the Interior Minister, ordered that the Horst-Wessel-Lied be played right after the standing national anthem Das Lied der Deutschen, better known as Deutschland Über Alles. Poland suggested to France that the two nations engage in a preventive war against Germany in March 1933. Members of these professions were required to join their respective organisation. Military build-up Main article: International relations (19191939) See also: Remilitarization of the Rhineland and German involvement in the Spanish Civil War In the early years of the regime, Germany was without allies, and its military was drastically weakened by the Versailles Treaty. Germany between 19, when, adolf Hitler and his, nazi Party (nsdap) controlled the country through a dictatorship. German efforts to secure oil included negotiating a supply from their new ally, Romania, who signed the Pact on 23 November, alongside the Slovak Republic. The Enabling Act would subsequently serve as the legal foundation for the dictatorship the nsdap established. Several areas, such as Alsace-Lorraine, were placed under the authority of an adjacent Gau (regional district). Hundreds of camps of varying size and function were created by the end of the war. After outmanoeuvring the Allies in Belgium and forcing the evacuation of many British and French troops at Dunkirk, France fell as well, surrendering to Germany on 22 June.