History is comprised of so many figures and personalities who have made their mark – positively and negatively. Some people have made such a profound impact that their names become immemorial. Such is the case Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator during the Second World War. His domestic and foreign policies at a time of war and turmoil that followed made him a name worthy of history books, even if these paint him in the negative light. His fascist focus and how he utilized this to manipulate Italians and the world, conveying the message that Italy no longer relies on class warfare and everyone is on an equal footing was appalling and amazing at the same time.
He then increased the size of his military and tried to conquer Europe, expanding his power and being ruthless with his enemies, sometimes even cutting off their hands and letting them live (“Julius Caesar”). During this he hired specific political agents that he trusted to act on his behalf back in Rome. As it turns out, their “patch” didn’t hold for long, as Crassius still hated Pompey, and now Pompey hated Caesar because he was jealous of how much power he was gaining. They tried to patch things up once again in 56 B.C but it was short lived as Crassius died in Syria 53 B.C. (“Julius Caesar”)Caesar then went on the offence, going after Pompey, starting a war with him.
On December 7, 1941, the United States found itself part of the world at war for a second time. Young and able Americans joined the ranks in order to help serve and defend the democracy established by the those like them almost two hundred years prior. From the lives put on the line during World War II came some incredible stories. Unbroken, the novel by Laura Hillenbrand and its later adaptation on the big screen by director Angelina Jolie is no exception. The movie tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Italian-American from California who enlisted and served as a bombardier in the Pacific during World War II.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, a family friend, convinced Adolf Eichmann to join the Austrian National Socialist Party (Nazi) in 1932. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) Joining the party was a major stepping stone in Eichmann 's life. After being faced with failure after failure he finally came to a point where he could excel. The Austrian National Socialist Party was banned in 1933, there the party moved to Germany. Eichmann, being a loyal follower, moved with the party, back to his home country where he completed some military training.
Mein Kampf was a book Hitler title meaning “my struggle” written on his beliefs and goals for Germany. Eventually, the book became the master plan for the Nazi party. As he gained more power it pushed his ambitions for more, he no longer wanted just economic and political power now sought ultimate control of every aspect of German life. Propaganda was installed
This proves that Hitler’s use of pathos alone causes the stadium of people to be persuaded. Moreover, Hitler uses ethos to build his credibility as a leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler does this by standing upon a podium, making him seem more important and with more power than if he were to stand on an eye-level with the audience. Furthermore, Hitler has the Nazi sign behind him, causing the German people to think about joining the Nazi Party due to the repetition of symbols present. Also, Hitler is wearing a uniform that is militaristic.
Specifically at the end of the epic in the death of Turnus by Aeneas. Throughout the epic, Vergil linked Aeneas with Augustus, both in his actions and in their destiny for Rome. The reader has sympathized with Aeneas at turns and thought of Turnus as his rival. In the end, rather than building Aeneas up as the conquering hero who will bring peace throughout the land, Vergil makes the audience appeal more to Turnus. Turnus pleas for his life to Aeneas with, “You’ve triumphed: the Italians see me asking for mercy, and Lavinia is your wife.
Fear and promise of prosperity are two common motivation tactics used in government propaganda. During the 20th Century, both these propaganda tactics were effectively used to motivate and entire country into war. “The Nazi regime used propaganda effectively to mobilize the German population to support its wars of conquest….” (Author, Year) When Hitler came into power, he told citizens his government would get the people out of their current poverty and conditions they were living in. Hitler told the people what they wanted to hear. Hitler promised the struggles they faced after the first World War would go away, and they would prosper as a society.
The Industrial Revolution led to extreme advancements in the economic aspect of society. The French Revolution set the ground work for changing the way society was governed. The Holocaust was detrimentally influential in the way countries all over the world relate to one another today. While there are many events that are influential in making society what it is today, these are three of the most vital in the progression of western civilization since
German Nazism had many causes and effects that continue to affect the world today. Adolf Hitler was the main cause of World War II and brought about numerous detrimental changes to the worlds history. Before he was able to make these changes, however, he first had to grow up. Adolf was born to Alois and Klara on April 20, 1889 near the upper Austrian border. He was the fourth child out of six for this Catholic couple who moved to Linz, the Upper Austrian Capital, in 1898.