Adolf Hitler's Influence Of World War I On Germany

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“Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” These are the words of Adolf Hitler, perhaps the cruelest yet most charismatic leader to ever walk the face of the Earth. How did he manage to captivate and manipulate the people in one of the most advanced countries in the world? How did he persuade a generation of youth to fight in a war just 21 years after one of the deadliest conflicts in history? The answer lies in the Weimar Republic’s polarizing and strange culture. Hitler needed Weimar and its radical social reforms to frighten the German people. He needed the instability and chaos, because he derived his power from fear. The culture of the Weimar Republic was fundamentally too progressive for Germans in the early 20th century. The promotion of feminism and the influx of explicit expressionist art, as well as sexual liberation for prostitution and homosexuality, played the biggest roles in favoring the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party.

The Influence of World War I on Germany:
The Treaty of Versailles, signed in the June of 1919, ended World War I, but also sealed Germany’s fate. Through a complete political upheaval orchestrated by the Allied powers, Germany became a Republic. Their new democracy, modeled after the American government, had a President, a congress, and a regular voting schedule; these measures were taken to ensure a sense of adaptability

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