Adolf Hitler: Illness Vs. Power

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Illness vs Power Born in Braunau am Inn, Australia on April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born fourth out of six siblings. Hitler’s two eldest siblings passed due to diptheria while the third child passed shortly after birth. Three years after Hitler had been born, his father and mother had another baby boy. Not long after, Hitler received a baby sister.
Hitler was a very unhappy child. He did not do well in school, nor did he he get along with his authoritative father. One of the few people Hitler did get along with was his mother, Klara Hitler. She showered him with her love. In 1903, Hitler lost his father. Not long after, Hitler and Klara moved to Vienna, to follow Hitler’s passion for art. He was hoping to gain admission to the Viennese
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During the time of the war, Hitler was face to face with death on many occasions. Four weeks before the war ended, Hitler was temporarily blind due to a mustard gas attack in Belgium. In the healing process, Hitler became convinced that he was the one chosen to restore humanity in Germany by ridding of the impurities of the nation such as Jews, Bolsheviks, and any other foreign nationalities of the time. This was the starting point of Hitler’s rise to power in politics.
Hitler was a man of many mental and physical illnesses. Being a man of power, he was not one to exploit these things about himself. As a child and adult Hitler suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). He had terrible bouts with abdominal colic, diarrhoea, constipation, and ‘gas, clearly related to stress or crisis’. In order to rid himself of these symptoms, he took a medicine that was originally a gun-cleaning oil in WW1. Later, the medicine was said to be toxic and could cause headaches, dizziness, and
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He had the mental capabilities to use these mental faults to his advantage. They pushed him to be one of the most powerful men the world has ever known. He used his illnesses to ignite a fire of hatred against imaginary enemies. Among his Schizophrenic tendencies Hitler had PTSD, psychotic thinking, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and sadistic personality
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