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# The Gesetz über den Neuaufbau des Reiches (" Law concerning the reconstruction of the Reich ") ( January 30, 1934 ) abandoned the concept of a federal republic.
Instead, the political institutions of the Länder were practically abolished altogether, passing all powers to the central government.
A law dated February 14, 1934 dissolved the Reichsrat, the representation of the Länder at the federal level.
This law actually violated the Enabling Act, which specifically protected the existence of both legislative chambers.