World War I devastated countries throughout Europe. Economies collapsed and dismantled the way of life for the majority of people, especially in Germany. The Allied powers had blamed them for being the perpetrator of the war and so they punished Germany severally. In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin ruled the country with an iron fist that resulted in millions dead and/or starving. In Italy, the country had been promised territory but never received any land. Powerful dictators such as Adolf Hitler of Nazi Germany, Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, and Benito Mussolini of Fascist Italy either promised to bring change to their countries, or were just brutal even in the beginning. Economical failures, striking fear in the people, and nationalism
Hitler was a demagogue that obtained power over the German people by promising them to create a future powerful Germany comprised of a perfect Aryan race and a unified people. To do this, Hitler had to put carry out the Final Solution, save the Germans from their dreadful economy of unemployment, and free them of the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles.
Over 70 years ago, the world was forever changed by the power and ideas of one single man. He had millions call out his name as they served under him causing destruction everywhere they went by his own orders. This man had so much power that he was capable of toppling over almost every major European country including Denmark, Norway, France, Poland, and many more that he caused pain during his reign of Germany. Though the man went by the simply tittle of Germany’s Furher, he can only possible be remember by the name that helped scar the world, Adolf Hitler. Hitler was most remembered to be the German’s leader during World War 2. He had numerous accomplishments in his political profession at the time and was deemed to be a distinguished leader,
Hitler was born in a small village by the name of Branau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889. When young Adolf was only three years old, his family moved to Germany, later on his brother died letting Hitler become farther and farther away from his family. One of Hitlers favorite things to do as a child was create art and one day become and artist. But Hitlers dad did not approve of Hitlers hobby. Hitlers father had preferred him to get into business. Since then, Hitler had loved his new nationality of being a German which is foreshadowing Hitlers later job as dictator and ruler of the Nazis. In Hitlers adult years, his father had died which allowed Hitler to gain his strong feelings for painting and artistry again. Hitler even made the attempt to go to an art school but was rejected twice. Since Hitler dumped so much money into artistry, he became broke and thought of nothing better to do than join the army during WWI. Hitler was eventually wounded in the line of battle and while he was getting fixed up in the hospital he had heard that the Germans had surrendered and he blamed some of it on the Jews. Hitler then started ranting on about it and people joined in and Hitler had joined the Nazi party and eventually becoming the dictator and started the persecution and later on the execution of Jews. Hitler had a large effect on the world due to his killings and his somewhat famous
The Third Reich, referring to Hitler’s reign and Germany being under Nazi rule between the years 1933-1945, is often referred to as a totalitarian state. A totalitarian state is a system of government in which all power is centralized and does not allow any rival authorities, and the state controls every corner of individual lives with absolute power. Nazi Germany has been referred to as an excellent example of this type of government. This essay will analyse five aspects of Nazi Germany to determine whether it truly exhibited the totalitarian style of government.
Adolf hitler set up concentration camps to work jew to death or kill them right when they got there by making them “Shower” which was a gas chamber that killed them. At any point the nazi soldiers would accuse the jews for doing something they did not do so they sent them to a camp far worse than the one there were at “Convicted of forgery, aiding the enemy and attempted escape, the sisters were sent to separate prisons. Then in December 1943 Anita was told she was being moved to Auschwitz. She was aware what that meant. “You knew about the gas chambers in Auschwitz long before one was in Auschwitz,” Anita told me.” Hitler would also kill anybody who was thought to have a deformity like down syndrome. He would kill anybody who was not the perfect soldier. Hitler made an agreement with stalin in world war II agreeing to not attack each other in the war “Driven by his ambitions and his hatred of communism, Hitler then turned on the Soviet Union.” Hitler, Adolf" (Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia). He made a pact with the USSR to not attack each other went against the treaty they both signed and attacked them. adolf hitler would stop at nothing to kill everybody that did not agree with his ways and kill all the people that he thought that were hurting germany “From the first days of Hitler 's "Third Reich" political opponents such as von Schleicher and Gregor Strasser were murdered or incarcerated, and some Nazis, among them Ernst Roehm, were themselves purged. Jews, Socialists, Communists, and others were hounded, arrested, or assassinated. Government, law, and education became appendages of National Socialism. After Hindenburg 's death in 1934 the chancellorship and presidency were united in the person of the Führer. Heil Hitler! became the obligatory
Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi party, rose to power for many reasons. The economical, social, and political standpoints in Germany at the time were a disaster. He promised German people he would bring back the pride in their the country. After World War I the economic situation was abhorrent. The war damaged the economy, and had gone into hyperinflation, which wiped out citizens savings quickly. The long term hatred and deep anger about World War I and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness, which made him get more supporters. Another main factor was his influential way of speaking. One way Germany got popular with the crowd was because of Hitler’s speaking ability and most importantly,
World War I was one of the most devastating and destructive events that occurred during history. It was inevitable to happen due to three main factors including, militarism, nationalism, and alliances between certain countries. However, there are other people who believe that World War I was not inevitable and could have been prevented through certain measures. This source describes that World War I could have been prevented if there were more stable and successful negotiations between countries. However, due to the lack of peaceful negotiations between certain countries, many conflicts arose because of desires to expand military and navels. The desire to achieve glory and success for one’s country caused countries
Power can have the persuasive action in undoing the moral ethics of one’s character. This can be seen throughout history, such as World War II and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In history what was viewed as a villain, is never the same as the perception. A leader does not begin wanting to do wrong, they start with the best intentions, but power is a tricky thing. As someone gains more and more power, they increasingly become corrupted with that power.
People turned to dictators during this time because they thought that they could lead them out of the Depression. In document 1 the text reads, “...many saw in him in him already another christ, who predicted the end of their suffering and had the power to lead them into the promised land of they were only prepared to follow him.” This was written about the people listening to Hitler speak. While in document 4 it states, “ Mussolini seemed to them the one man capable of bringing order out of the chaos.” Both of these sources show that the people believed what with a dictator ruling, their country could be led out of the Depression. People were tired of suffering, and the dictators promised to end it. The people also turned to dictators during
Adolf Hitler was born in Austria, on April 20, 1889. He was an officer who fought in the army in World War I. After World War I, Hitler returned to Munich and worked as an intelligence officer, where he monitored the activities of the German Workers’ Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler adopted many of the anti-Semitic, nationalist, and anti-Marxist ideas during this period of his life. He rose to power in German politics after joining the party which he was monitoring as an army officer, and became its leader. Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933, and served as a dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies accelerated World War II. Adolf Hitler committed suicide with his wife Eva Braun on April 30, 1945 in his Berlin lair.
Due to the exclusion of the Nazi party, the Weimar Republic started to lose its power and control of Germany. Hitler wanted to spread his idea of nationalist to the German army, which could bring down the government in Berlin. However, Hitler got caught, because of his uprising to gain more power. So Hitler was arrested and he stayed 5 years in the prison. However while he was in the prison, Hitler wrote many books to gain more power, and books that he wrote were based on Nazi’s idea. Some books contained racism and abolishing the treaty of Versailles and dreaming about the large Germany again. Actually many people read those books and they started to support Hitler.
Human history is abundant in examples of individuals who have amassed such power with themselves that have allowed them to control entire populations, and often unleash tyranny and oppression upon millions of people. Throughout history there have been individuals who have held an iron grip over entire nations, concentrating totalitarian power with themselves, denying any freedom to people, crushing any form of dissent, and often unleashing mass violence, terror, and in some cases genocide. These people have shaped the future of peoples, regions and continents, starting wars and conflicts, and determining the course of millions of lives. And because of this very fact, that a single person could such a huge impact over the lives of so many people, it is very important to study the very factors that caused these individuals to make the decisions that they did, specifically, the factors and that shaped up the personality of these
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
Adolf Hitler joined the party as a spy for the German Government. Hitler was fascinated with the politics of the party and soon became a member. In 1920, the party changed its name to Nazis (www.schoolshistory.org, 25-11-15). Hitler became the leader of the party in 1921 and adopted the swastika emblem. Hitler saw the opportunity and tried to seize power when the French invaded in 1923 (www.schoolshistory.org, 25-11-15). He planned to first take down the Bavarian government and march on Berlin. He was supported by a right wing politician Luendoff, and declared himself President of Germany. Hitler could not get enough support and his attempted coup was easily put down. This revolt was called the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. At Hitler’s trial, he made long public speeches which were widely and sympathetically supported as he condemned the Treaty of Versailles which many people agreed with. Hitler’s time in prison gave him time to write “Mein Kampf”. Hitler learnt from this revolt that a violent revolution would not succeed but public speeches and propaganda might (Tonge, 2009