Adolf Hitler was without a doubt the most notoriously ruthless, yet successful leader in history. Due to his mission of absolute absurdity towards those who did not fit his ideal image of perfection. The 2004 cinema classic of Mean Girls portrays Regina George, the icon of the plastics, as controlling, deceiving, and most importantly powerful. Do these certain characteristics bring anyone particular to mind? Similar to Hitler, Regina George was remarkably, well-known for having complete authority to ruin an individual’s life.
One of the most important parts of a strong, independent country is the leader who stands at the tip of the governmental hierarchy. This person has the potential to either lead a country into a blissful period of wealth, riches, and happiness or, a twisted road full of doubt, hatred, and fear. Out of these two, the latter is seen to be the most memorable in history. A perfect example of this kind of leader is Adolf Hitler who sparked the events of World War 2 and massacred millions of Jews. Similar figures exist in history with similar motivation, to create fear and obtain power with no remorse for human lives.
Evil and ambition for power can make you do many evil things that maybe you didn't mean to do in the first place just so you can have power. Joseph Stalin and Macbeth have similar traits when they become leaders. The leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin can be compared to Macbeth because of the evil ways they both portray. Stalin was a paranoid that ruthlessly attached to power, He would do whatever it takes to remain the leader.
Kim Jong-Un is the “supreme leader” of North Korea, but don’t let his somewhat-friendly smile fool anyone. He is by far one of the cruelest leaders on the face of this Earth, and this is not strictly opinion – it is factual, based on countless different news reports, articles, and other various sources. “‘Kim Jong-Un has picked up where his father and grandfather left off, by overseeing a system of public executions, extensive political prison camps, and brutal forced labor, …’” This quote from Phil Robertson (Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director) could not have been said any better, and practically hit the nail right on the head. Jong-Un controls the government to send
Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, were indeed three of the most powerful leaders in the history who had left lots of impacts behind, either good or bad. These men were not only each triumphant in their time periods and in their countries, but also the people who have shaped the world today. Out of these three leaders, Napoleon had the greatest impact; more specifically, he has fundamentally influenced the modern Europe the most by establishing nationalism, realizing the importance of intellectual development, and by exercising his Code Napoleon. All of these actions were important because they took a step toward the modern democracy. On the other hand, the other two totalitarian leaders failed to fundamentally change Europe;
Another way Caesar and napoleon can be compared was their political mind. Caesar as well as Napoleon were both able to achieve vast political power as a result of being very politically savvy. Both realized that in order to take complete control of the government, you must have the support of the army which they had as a result of being generals. With the support of the army both future dictators enacted coup de tats. In the case of Caesar, after being fired from his position of governor of Gaul(modern day France), took the army which had been loyal to him, entered the Roman Senate building and took control of the Roman Republic.
Joseph Stalin and Fidel Castro were dictators famous for their communist ideology and violent reigns while totalitarian dictators. Defined by Dictionary.com, Totalitarianism is “absolute control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution” and a dictator is “a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.” Dictators are usually stern, but passionate in front of the public. Joseph Stalin and Fidel Castro both came to rise in environments that were challenging politically, economically, socially or all of the above. They offered another light that people were desperate to see.
A common theme in Macbeth is that power and corruption come hand in hand. Frequently, people with power lie and go against the better welfare of their people. Tragic hero, Macbeth, and political mastermind, Joseph Stalin, end up corrupted by trying to control and obtain power. They both wanted power and superiority so they did everything they could to get higher and higher on the totem pole.
Introduction Joseph Stalin is perhaps one of the most important and discussed people in Russian history. He was arguably a feared tyrant cursed and despised by many. At the same time, one finds sufficient evidence for the adoration and worship of Stalin that used to exist in the minds of the citizens of the Soviet Union. One reason for this worship was the existence of the so called ‘Cult of Personality’ where Stalin was celebrated as a wise leader, father of all people, and the architect of victory of the Second World War. In his book, The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power, Jan Plamper states that Stalin’s cult of personality was largely a visual phenomenon.
Ivan the Terrible got his infamous nickname for several good reasons. He was a cruel, strict and fearless leader. He managed to make Russia both stronger as well as more feared by national enemies, such as Siberia and Turkey but by truly horrible and disturbing means. Ivan the Terrible Centralized governmental power in Russia, Ripped hope, morale, and dignity from his enemies as well as some of his own staff and family, and suffered from intense paranoia and blood poisoning, which may be the cause of his cruel ways. In many circumstances and scenarios, he is a great ruler, who became too powerful, only to lose it.
The second world war facilitated one of the largest changes in history ever known to the civilized human being, much more so that the implications of World War I. The rise of Germany after its first defeat was far more powerful than that of the first. A country in economic ruin was revived by the leadership of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party. The party was not only restricted to specialized people within Germany, but the creation of the SS allowed thousands of Germans to become part of the Nazi party. The SS was Hitler’s backbone from his leadership to carrying out beliefs that were made to exterminate jews, to fighting a war against the allied nations in Europe.
Why? Because in each country [of Europe] political and military leaders did certain things that led to the mobilization [of troops].” Leaders wanted the best military in Europe, even the world, which meant they tried to beat friends and enemies alike. This made for the means for Europe to break into a world-scale
Once some of the assumptions proved to be accurate, people became frightened and terrified of all Germans. Those beliefs have endured and are still prevalent today. At the same time, it is true that the Germans, as a people, made mistakes. They elected Hitler, allowed him to rise to power and commit many atrocities. Were the majority of Germans aware of the horrific things happening around them?
Two Ruthless Leaders: Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin In our world today, many have been witnesses to different types of leaders, rulers, dictators, and more. We have seen how powerful they can be, how dangerous they can be, and how ruthless they can be. We have also been witnesses to some leaders that are the same. Two dictators that are almost the exactly same are Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.