During the time Hitler was coming to power and right before, the idea of Eugenics in Germany was spreading. “Scientists dreamed of a perfect human being by changing the genetic makeup of the population.” Even before the Nazi party was formed they already had these ideas in mind and once Hitler starting supporting the idea the results were horrific. Just like in America the Germans believed that the “unfit” were reproducing while the “fit” generation was using birth control and having kids later bringing down the overall population. Similarly to the United States the government warned about mixing races and was afraid that the population was becoming worse and something had to be done. Surgical Sterilization was another parallel to prevent the spreading of bad genes although the practice didn’t gain as much support as it had in other countries around the globe.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States was booming with new industrial innovations because of new technologies, and it was becoming one of the leading economies in the world. This economic boom came to a sharp halt as events such as the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl hit, causing millions of Americans to face economic struggles. “The Strenuous Life,” a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt, displays the ideas of American work ethics that led to economic growth in the early 1900s. These ideals of work ethic not only prompted the cause of the Dust Bowl, but were continued on into the lives of the affected farmers as Americans displaced and in poverty from this event continued to participate in migrant work with awful living
Germany was jealous of and felt threatened by Britain 's huge empire. In 1898 years before the war break out; Germany had begun to build up their navies. Britain, who saw this as threat, responded by designing and building the 'dreadnought ', a fast and dangerous warship. With both Germany and Britain building up their defenses, tensions would grow higher, and countries could feel threatened by a large empire such as Britain gaining on even larger army. Into the bargain, imperialism which refers to a country that increases its power and wealth by bringing additional territories under its control.
The start of Nazism however has also been blamed on social Darwinism (Weikart, 1993). Even though it began in Britain, social Darwinism had its greatest impact on continental Europe, especially in Germany. It began to get accepted in Germany in the 1890s after liberalism had passed its prime (Weikart, 1993). The social Darwinism in Germany was present long before Hitler so this goes to show you that the hatred and racism was already there even before Hitler came to power and manipulated the
They beat Austria, France and Russia, then carved up Poland, and later through the way of Prussian dynasty war to completed the unification of the German Empire. The influence of the dynasty war and the Prussian militarism has cast a shadow over the future of German Fascism. On the economic side, the outbreak of the world financial crisis promoted the development and expansion of the German fascists.
When Truman approved the dropping of the atomic bombs the death toll for Americans was much less than what actually happened. The myth that 500,000 people’s lives were saved makes no sense with the estimated deaths of American people if they invaded. The numbers just don’t add up. “Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.” National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/articles/trumanatomicbomb.htm. Www.nps.gove reports, the conventional
Before the Industrial Revolution, the history of demography in Europe was rife with high fertility rates and mortality rates. The dawn of the Age of Reason induced the development of knowledge and science and transitioned Europe from rural to urban. This resulted in two things: the debunking of the Malthusian Theory and the analysis of the European population evolution via the Demographic Transition Model. The onset of the Agricultural Revolution along with the development of European transportation facilities vastly improved the lives of people and complemented the movement of urbanization. This capitulated into high fertility and birth rates and low mortality rates during the Industrial Revolution.
Imperialism was going on and heavily impacting countries all around the world. This means that there is an unequal relationship, forced on other countries and peoples. The results of imperialism is the complete domination and subordination of economics, culture, and territories. To give examples, Germany was an ambitious and young nation. The German states had become a united country only in 1871 as a result of victorious wars against Austria and France.
Eugenics The term eugenics was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton. He defined it as the study of “the conditions under which men of a high type are produced” and also as “the science which deals with all influences that improve the inborn qualities of a race”. However, it is not just a field of study and, could be taken as a social movement or policy as well. “Eugenics” may refer to the theory that infers hereditable intelligence and fortune which are possessed by the wealthy, successful and intelligent were made as a result of their good selective breeding, and that the lower classes would remain so because they continued to breed with other poor people from lower social classes or casts. Eugenics could be popular amongst people with a vested
Although Britain and France had the largest empires, Germany would not stop trying to become bigger and stronger. European powers were so imperialistic at this time because of the fight for raw materials, foreign markets and trading, respect, power and new territory. Germany wanted to build up its wealth, power and international image. European nations began to acquire colonies in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Their imperialistic activities accelerated from 1880 onwards.