Adolf Hitler abused his power negatively by killing/torturing many jews and treating everyone but the dominant person in his eyes poorly. He also caused countless other problems naming him as one of the worst leaders in history. Adolf Hitler had a lot of power being the ruler of Nazi Germany, but he used to poorly, with power like that many good can be done but Adolf Hitler used it in a negative way. He used his power to create a genocide against Jews and focus the country towards war instead of improvement of the nation. Adolf Hitler, was an aspiring artist but there was no success coming his way therefore he screened for Austrian military service in 1914, and was put into war when world war 1 started, being deployed in october 1914 to Belgium.
Big Brother, being known as a large yet an infamous figure in the book, 1984 by George Orwell is a neglectful and controlling leader. Big Brother is a lying, manipulative figure who uses fear, war, and the simple minds of its society to brainwash them and force them to follow it and its ways. Using the party, the government is constantly watching people through screens, forcing them to hate the political enemies. Big Brother may be just a political image out of a book, but in the world, there have been, and still are leaders who will take advantage out of the idea that their people are scared. Their people are scared, and in need of guidance so these leaders use the fear and sense of hopelessness and control their people, using lies and faults of these opposing sides.
Orwell's Oceania is terrifying image of Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union absolute governmental control, constant starvation and the systematic execution of those who did not agree with the government's values. Acording to an article on BBC, Orwell had socialist political background and his book 1984, had unintentionally become a major weapon in the ideological war between left and right. “Orwell was indeed a genuine socialist whose warning was aimed at totalitarianism in general, not at the left specifically” David Aaronovitch writes(BBC
Benito Mussolini used fascism to rule, Joseph Stalin use communism, and Adolf Hitler used Nazi ideology after World War I to gain control. To begin with, Fascism is a term that describes a political party who wants to gain power, usually through dictatorship or totalitarianism, they tend to serve economic and social regimentation usually by using force. Benito Mussolini was a socialist, he also was a fascist leader of the National Fascist party in the year of 1922 to 1943. Mussolini use fascism to gain power and built a first totalitarian state with the Fascist party and he gained his supporters by combining the into combat squads that wore black shirts, they rejected the democratic process and used violence instead. It seemed like Mussolini was desperate for power in any way and used violence to gain control.
For example, the Munich putsch, a rebellion of the NSDP against the Weimar republic. This failed attempt led Hitler to being arrested, therefore he used his “trial for treason”2, to be able to “advance and communicate the party’s ideology to a national audience”2. This means that due to his ability to persuade, he used a national audience to publicise his views and gain support for the Nazi party. Furthermore, this source also gave details about how the “worldwide depression of the 1930’s that plunged Germany into a particularly dire economic situation”2. This meant that, “This desperate situation marked a dramatic increase in support for the Nazis”2.
Everybody in the world is money minded.Materialistic people destroy the human feeling which is clearly depicted in the novel Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut.He calls their atrocity as an offensive act and this idea is articulated by his character Paul on his trial. Through the character Paul, Kurt Vonnegut tries to convey the idea that people are not goods or machines without feelings or emotions. He adds that human beings are different from machines. They have a family to be maintained. Machines are destroying the happiness of their family and killing the humanity.
The atmosphere was intense, and soon Werner’s mindset began to shift towards pitting himself against others to ensure that he fit the demand for “only the purest, only the strongest” (116). At Schulpforta he fell into the trap of mind control that the Nazi leaders wanted for the recruits and his state of mind was as manipulated as the culture of the environment found himself in. His voice had been stifled and his moral compass had been jostled by the drive to be approved of by the sergeants. He was silent when his friend was brutally beaten, turning a blind eye to the injustice and cruelty that he knew was fundamentally wrong for the sake of self preservation. This demonstration of the change in Werner’s morality as precipitated by his involvement in the military academy contributed to the theme of how manipulative and oppressive the entire purpose of the Nazi party was.
William L. Harding, the governor of Iowa during the time period, mistrusted and harshly judged German-Americans and other foreigners so gravely that he passed the Babel Proclamation on May 23, 1918, in order to ban the public use of all foreign languages. The generalization that all Germans were suspicious enemies became so popular and dangerous in America that “people speaking German on the street were attacked and rebuked" (Frese). People during World War I were blinded by their own patriotism and only chose to see foreigners of their enemy countries as monsters and not as
According to Alan Macfarlane that it has a significant meaning, fascist architecture, control over propaganda, giant motorcade and nationalist music. There is also the development of penal and legal institutions which often divides up the population into the free and the imprisoned. Most of the state violence is used force to the population in order to do the demands of the elites by using violence to absorb the fear in the people beyond the direct victim. State violence of this is usually intended to achieve certain political objectives, particularly curtailing opposition. State violence consists of
1984 is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell and it represents a perfect totalitarian society. The plot takes place in Airstrip One, a part of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, oppressive government with absolute power, led by the so called Big Brother, a leader that is the patron of the English socialism, i.e. Ingsoc and worshiped by the Party members. The novel is filled with motifs from the Soviet Union and wartime life in Great Britain, as it represents a warning about the dangers of communism as a totalitarian regime. Moreover, Orwell was also particularly concerned by the role of technology that was increasingly developing in enabling governments to monitor and control their citizens.