The first way in which Hitler appealed to the Germans can be attributed to nationalism. Nationalism, excessive pride in one 's country, caused Hitler and the Nazi Party to seem attractive because it was almost second nature. Germans ' hearts burst with pride and "supreme love of their fatherland..." (doc 2). The people of Germany loved their country, and therefore, loved their leader. They were willing to drop everything and fight for Germany if their leader ordered them to. In addition to this, years before the war occurred, Hitler 's name and the Nazi swastika were inevitable throughout German towns (doc 7). This endowed the strong sense of nationalism within Germans. Their minds were trained to love Hitler and the Nazi Party due to their constant exposure to his name and symbol. Also years before World War II, a German newspaper accounted the Nazi Party Nuremberg Convention in 1936. According to this article, marches and ceremonies like this occurred frequently, which shows how loyal and passionate Germans were towards their homeland (doc 8). When Hitler entered the stage, he would receive an "applause...that lasts for minutes" (doc 8). These ceremonies heightened Germans ' sense of nationalism, and the fact they were celebrating a Nazi related convention shows their loyalty towards this party. However, this document could be slightly biased because it is from a newspaper article. Newspapers are notorious for stretching the truth and using an abundance of euphemisms, therefore, the Germans ' love for their leader may not be as genuine at
The definition of a dictator is a ruler with complete and absolute power over a country that is usually received forcefully. Adolf Hitler and Rafael Trujillo are two examples of powerful dictators that impacted their country immensely. During their reins of power, German and Dominican people were abused, manipulated, and many were killed. Hitler and Trujillo have several similarities on how they dictated; although, the ways in which they chose to use their power differed. There are numerous similarities and differences on the two dictators’ effect of the culture, people, and country, but the question is: which dictator was the worst?
On November 11th 1918(the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month), the First World War officially ended. So this day Allies (France, Britain and USA) had a great joy. However not all the nations had fall in gladness. On this day nations of Germany had to feel anger and frustration. Also they had agreed (Armistice) to stop fighting during the terms of peace were consulted. Germany signed the armistice on 11th of November in1918, which was the day that the First World War ended. At first Germany believed that the Treaty of Versailles was similar as Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points. Reason why they thought it would be similar is because his points were designed to end the war peacefully and to treat the Germany in a fair way. However
In the early 1900’s European countries began competing and with that they were also building strong army’s and navy’s. After a while, the United States got involved and were in need of the people’s support. It took convincing but once people got on board with the idea of going to war, war fever in the United States was at an all-time high. The United Nations had not yet been established which meant conflicts were not getting resolved. This was unlike anything the U.S. had done before. The battle was overseas which made it that much more difficult. The rise of Industrialization was happening once again because factories began wartime production. Since men were being drafted out to fight, women took over their jobs. The labor force shifted from
“Propaganda is a monologue that is not looking for an answer, but an echo,” (W. H. Auden). World War II, like many other wars, was influenced by myriad of different variables. One variable that echoed throughout America was propaganda. Propaganda was a major influence in the rally for overall support in America during World War II. The propaganda’s intentions in World War II can be broken down into three major categories: war efforts, Anti-German and Anti-Japanese backing, and homefront endeavors. Similarly, propaganda came in many forms, as the TV was starting to make itself known in the 1930s. These numerous forms include political cartoons, posters, novels, comic books, movies, and cartoons. Furthermore, propaganda could be very specific
Germany in the 1930s was a toxic combination of racism and nationalism. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party gained the support of numerous Germans, rapidly becoming a dominating far-right political party. Claiming the title of “Führer” or “Leader” Hitler acknowledged the necessity of indoctrinating the young minds of Germany using propaganda. Propaganda is a media tool to promote a particular political cause or point of view with a biased or misleading nature. Hitler’s propaganda emphasized racial superiority, anti-Semitism, and Germany’s central role in the world. Using targeted media, Hitler hoped to ensure the continuation of his radical teachings into future generations by thoroughly conditioning
Nazism significantly impacted the propaganda, terror and repression in a time of the abolition of the Weimar and rising of Hitler. The German civilization was greatly affected German people from 1933-1939 making the ideology of Nazism change most facets of life. The underlying nature of the anti semitic and nationalist theme amongst the media was a supplement to a large portions of society 's initial views. By the 30th of January 1933, Hitler had been appointed Chancellor. The intentions to commit to the ‘Final Solution’ was obvious when he used propaganda, terror and repression in order to influence and persuade his actions, therefore justifying it to himself and others he took authority over.
The aim of propaganda was to achieve total conformity of one idea. Propaganda has been around different kinds of medias such as newspapers, books, news, radio, TV, advertisement and other. Simple language was used for everyone to be able to understand –“language of crowds" It doesn’t even have to be noticeable, nonetheless still has a great effect on our minds. If done professionally propaganda can drastically change the views of individuals upon a topic. Adolf Hitler is most known for succeeding in “ convincing his country of the National Socialism ideals”. It played a large role in turning German people even more anti-Semitic. “The Jews’ economic progress, cultural achievements, and social ascendancy added a new dimension to their neighbors’ antipathy. In 19th century the Jewish community in Europe was to some extent accepted and respected. In 1866 even “German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck participated in the dedication of a synagogue in Berlin” in order to show appreciation to the Jewish society. How did the way Germans view Jews change into such radical hatred so fast? Hitler’s opinion on propaganda is described in his book Mein Kampf “Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly”. Goebbels was appointed to be the head of propaganda.
The Nazi used the Great Depression as the boost to gain support from the Germans. Due to America’s depression, Germany was put into a dire state as unemployment increased, thus resulted in the Nazi gaining votes during the 1933 election. The depression caused desperation within the people that made them feel that the Weimar Republic could not look after them or the country’s financial problems. Hitler made promises to get rid of the unemployment rate, thus gaining the support of the public. Although the Great Depression was a key factor to Hitler’s rise to power but there were other causes: the German’s were looking for a saviour and Hitler happened to be that person; Hitler also played on the German’s fear factor of Communism and Communist which led him to get votes from the middle to higher class citizens by the burning of the Reichstag. By Hindenburg and Von Papen giving Hitler the role of Chancellor – thinking that Hitler can be easily manipulate. Furthermore, without the Great Depression and its world-wide economic crisis, the Nazi party would have remained a small political group without much of a say in the government like it had been from 1924 – 1928. During this period, Germany was slowly but surely recovering from the hyperinflation period. The Nazi fed off this Depression a gain a foothold in the
What is propaganda? Well, the definition of propaganda has been debated, for there are many different viewpoints on it. However, it is usually defined as any type of material used in hopes of influencing a community’s thoughts and viewpoints towards one subject. Many different types of propaganda were used in World War I successfully since people only received the information that the government wanted them to know. It twisted the truth and allowed for governmental control of people’s thoughts and viewpoints towards the war. Usually, people supported the war because propaganda allowed them to believe that war was worth fighting for. Some examples include: convincing people to go to war, unification of the nation, conserving food, buying bonds, and more.
By getting the youth of Germany to believe in Hitler's ideas the propagandists produced a new generation of people with the ideas and beliefs of Hitler implemented into their heads, making them easier to control. Of course there was also many German citizens in Germany, so in order for the propagandists to get their ideas across they would need to make sure their ideas were able to get to each and every citizen. This meant the propagandist had to use every form of Propaganda to control people. They used posters, songs, Radio, Films, Newspapers, and books. These forms of Propaganda worked exceptionally well due to people being constantly exposed to these forms of propaganda anywhere they went, making it very easy to brainwash the german citizens with their ideas. Another way Propagandist were responsible for the most direct action of the Holocaust was because they used many different tactics of propaganda to spread the nazi ideas. These some of these tactics were fear, nationalism and name calling. By doing rallies for Hitler when a large amount of people gathered to hear how he was going to make Germany “great” it showed nationalism with the people cheering and
Past leaders such as Andrew Jackson, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Marc Antony are evidence that society does not reward morality and good character in leadership. Society is drawn to leaders that have good rhetoric, propaganda, and charismatic personalities, and society supports them despite their immorality. Society is concerned about stability more than the morality of their leaders and will support immoral leaders in times of crisis to provide stability.
Adolf Hitler used propaganda very often to persuade the citizens to follow him and his Nazi army.
One of the biggest hate crimes that happened in the world was the Holocaust killing 11 million people. A hate crime is a crime towards a specific group of people usually because of their sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, and race are some reasons people commit hate crime. Adolf Hitler was the mastermind behind the holocaust convincing people that the German race was the superior race. Hitler told people that all there problems came from the Jewish, Gays, and Gypsies. Hitler’s speeches convinced people that they were the main cause of all the problems happening in their country. He then convinced everyone through powerful speeches that only Germans should be alive because they were the “perfect race” according
After Hitler took a power in Germany, he managed to consolidate his power using his economy policy, gathered destitute Germans together, but also using the propaganda, increasing the support towards him. This increasing mass of supports towards him due to his policy that had increased the employment in a tremendous amount and the use of propaganda that had spread his belief and convinced Germans. However, despite these successful economic policy, the fund raised was purely concentrated on rearmament and still the autarky was not achieved, and his economy policy was just for the violation of Treaty of Versailles. Still, Hitler’s decisions in