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. In document six, we see that during the 1920’s in Germany, there was a great economic failure which mainly affected the middle class. Throughout this economic recession, “savings of a lifetime and small fortunes melted into a few [pennies].” People even sold valuable possessions in order to obtain some food. Therefore, Hitler rose to power and was supported by most of the middle class because through his promises to fix the dreadful economy at the time and create a new, powerful Germany, he was found
Hitler and the Nazis knew the fact that the German people had an overall group mentality, so they would be more receptive to Nazi propaganda. Irmgard Hunt was one of the many who grew up under Hitler’s power; In On Hitler’s Mountain, Hunt recounts her childhood growing up during his rise to power, and as she grew older, the harsh reality of war awakened her distrust of the Nazi propaganda she was taught to believe in her entire life. “..the Nazis were in full control of all branches of government, the military, and the media” (Hunt 41). This shows the Nazis propaganda tactic to win the loyalty of the German citizens was by taking full control of all forms of media in Germany and censoring or eliminating viewpoints in any way threatening to
In Germany, Adolph Hitler and his Nazis promised German citizens restoration of the nations’ economic infrastructure and to strengthen the German military. After Hitler gained a position of power in 1932, he promptly banned the formation of labor unions. This action allowed the Nazi party to reorient the country’s industry into a series of syndicates supporting only the Nazi interests. Germany’s resources were massively invested in their military which lead to overwhelming unemployment and a stark decline in an already periled economy. Hitler’s revamped army/military became nothing more than a congregation of terrorists and
World War 2 started on 3 September 1939. Although there were many cause for the war, like the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, threat of communism, and appeasement. Hitler and the Nazi party were the main cause, they were linked with all other causes, making them stand out as the ‘main cause’. Everything that had happened after World War 1; the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, Communism and Fascism, all helped Hitler gain trust from the Germans, as he said he would ‘make Germany great again’. Starting another world war within 20 years of the ‘war that was meant to end all wars’.
Imagine living in a period in which the realities of war encased the world, and the lethal potential to end all suffering was up to a single being. During World War II, tensions between Japan and the United States increased. Despite pleas from US President, Harry Truman, for Japan to surrender, the Japanese were intent on continuing the fight. As a result, Truman ordered the atomic bomb, a deadly revolution in nuclear science, to be dropped on the towns of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. President Harry Truman, in his speech, “Announcement of the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb,” supports his claim that the dropping of the A-bomb shortened the war, saved lives, and got revenge by appealing to American anger by mentioning traumatic historical events and
Equivalently, Hans and Sophie Scholl similar to Schindler fought against the dictatorship and harassment of the injustice tyrant Hitler. When Hitler came to power he wanted to preserve the Aryan race while exterminating and abusing those he believed were undesirable. He used words and pictures to make people perceive flesh and blood as inanimate objects; replaceable and useless. Whether it was out of fear, hate or simply the incapability to see past the glamour he had created, he obtained enough followers to take over the German government. Once he obtained the power he silenced the people through laws, making it so that the slightest criticisms of his view was punishable by death, torture or imprisonment.
“That government is best which governs least”(Thoreu). Times of struggle, times of big government, and times of disagreement often lead to religious, political, and social revolutions. Thus, bringing debate, conflict, and ultimately resolutions. Civil Disobedience can often be portrayed as criminalistic or sometimes judgement falls upon those who participate. Henry Thoreau stated “I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.” This means that the power should be to the people and government should represent the people.
Leadership In Uncommon Societies The outstanding ways that people can be brainwashed. Hitler was a dictator that didn't so much brainwash people he would just capture them and make them slaves in World War ll. In the book Anthem, they have been taught to think a certain way and make them live the way they want. Comparing the Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, and then putting Anthem next to it, it shows that Hitler was a dictator that did not care about anyone. In Anthem the Government has been controlling them and making them think that they are one big group.
January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany, he was power hungry and wanted to control everything, so he created Hitler Youth to mold kids into his Nazi followers. In “Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler’s shadow” author Susan Campbell Bartoletti discusses the ways Adolf Hitler used education to further Nazi ideals. Hitler had rewrote the school curriculum replacing textbooks and what teachers taught, he made sure teachers were politically reliable, and made sure that students could not express their own ideas or opinions to make sure young Germans were turned into good Nazis. One way Hitler used education to further Nazi ideals was rewriting the school curriculum replacing textbooks and what teachers had to teach. By doing this, Hitler made sure that all the students were learning the same thing which was Nazi ideas.
Should individuals submit to their government or to society? Is it worth losing their self-determination? In both Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World, and Anthony Burgess’s, A Clockwork Orange, the objectives of the government to maintain power and stability are alike, while its methods of upholding such rigid control over the people are different. The government’s authority has a profound effect on society that is apparent in both novels when assessing the value of free will to an individual. The government’s predominant presence in society is evident in both novels as it uses technology to control the people.
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.