Fascism In Nazi Germany

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Fascism is defined as a political system, in which the state has all the power. Therefore, all citizens must work for the country and the government. Fascist systems are typically headed by dictators, or a similar type of fascist leader. Examples of fascist leaders can be found throughout history, from Benito Mussolini, to Adolf Hitler, or one of the countless others. These individuals usually stem form political or military backgrounds, as they eventually led up to be the head of state within their empires/movements. Fascist leaders have a strong sense of nationalism for their country to where it may be considered ultra-nationalism, they wish only the very best for their nation, which usually entitles giving more industrialized work to the…show more content…
He served at the centre of the founding of Nazism, the start of World War II, and the Holocaust. Born on April 20th in 1889, in then, Austria-Hungary, it comes at no surprise that Adolf Hitler would hold high a nationalistic identity towards Germany. Due to a clause in the Treaty of Versailles, Austria and Germany were forbidden from unifying, an issue that would only help Hitler rise to power. The end of world War one left the people of Germany angered, all of the blame of the war was placed on Germany. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles, imposed punitive territorial, military, and economic provisions on the defeated Germany. Land was lost and divided amongst the allies, while Germany took full responsibility for the “cost” of war. The country was left poor, and its economy was ruined, they were in need of a someone to ring them back to the global power they once were, they needed a fascist leader. Adolf Hitler was considered by many to be an extremely charismatic person, he claimed that the German people were better, stronger and more intelligent than any other…show more content…
“...the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.”, in this quote taken from Mein Kampf, Hitler pegs the Jewish people as reincarnations of Satan. At the time one of the most common religions in Europe was Christianity, Hitler took this to his advantage and furthered his anti-semitic views, working the German people into his views further,“by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” A dictator is defined as being “A ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force” Due to Germany 's circumstances at the time it was quite easy for them to place the blame on others,when people are scared the find it easy to listen to the words of others. German citizens were terrified of what was to come in the future, the economy was in ruins, people were losing jobs, they fell right into the hands of Hitler with every word that he spoke. Great leaders possess a certain ability with their words, whether they be fascist leaders such as Hitler or alternatively, political leaders like Calvin
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