After World War I and during the interwar years, countries such as Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union had to pay for their loss in war. This sent all these countries into poverty and their countries were looking for answers. In a desperate time, the people from these three nations put totalitarian leaders into power in hope for fast change. When in power these leaders became dictators and did everything they could to ensure stability and loyalty to their leadership. During the interwar years, leaders rose and maintained power through the use of force and manipulation to eliminate all opposing options. The leaders during the interwar years used secret organizations for the use of eliminating all political threats. In Germany, the Nazi government effectively blamed crimes on their political threats in order to denounce the others and make their government look stronger. For example, Nazi chief of police Hermann Goering blamed the burning of the Reichstag on a communist Marianus Van der Lubbe. “This is a communist crime against the new government,” said Goering. Apparently, Van der Lubbe was in the Reichstag and Goering ordered an SA officer to set it aflame. The Nazi’s effectively blamed the burning of the Reichstag on the …show more content…
Through the use secret organizations, these leaders were able to control the citizens under the government and earn their respect so they would not have to face consequences such as going to a concentration camp or death. By manipulating the youth, leaders were able to build a basis of respect from young kids for generations to come. Lastly, propaganda made leaders look more appealing and make other organizations look bad to get more votes for their party. In conclusion, totalitarian leaders were able to effectively gain and maintain power through the manipulation and termination of all opposing
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Between World War I and World War II, there were various changes in leadership and power structures worldwide. Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader of Germany, Vladimir Lenin communist leader of Russia; Benito Mussolini, the fascist dictator of Italy; Mohandas Gandhi, a political figure in India; and Emperor Meiji, the emperor of Japan during the Edo period, all of these people changed the power structure for their countries. For instance, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi fascist dictator of Germany and ex-chancellor, rose to power and brought effective measures to repair post-WWI Germany. There were many ways that these leaders demonstrated adequate power and authority: fear tactics, censorship, and the use of peace. Some of these methods of exerting control
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
Kelsi Monroe April 1st, 2017 5th Period World War 1 FRQ The world's most famous turning point in history is World War 1. The first war of the world's included industrialized countries such as Britain and France. These allied countries fought against power hungry nations such as Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Hitler is another example of a real world totalitarian leader. Hitler was a part of the National Socialist German Workers Party. (aka “NAZIS”) from 1920 and by 1932 he became the leader of Germany. Hitler’s government called the Third Reich quickly became a dictatorship. In WW2 Hitler betrayed Russia which was a big mistake that eventually, cost him defeat as well as his own life on April 30th, 1945.
In the article,” The Final Soultion” it states that “the Nazis began to systematically commit mass killings of Jews in the 1941”. This implies that if you were not a Nazi citizen, you would be killed since the Nazi Soldiers had it out to get the innocent Germans and Jews, they didn’t just use machines, some of them used their hands and had no regrets doing it. Nazi Soldiers did not just want to kill the Jews, but they also wanted to be under Hitlers actions and decision in the Holocaust leading up the 6 million Germans and Jews killed. In the passage about The Final Soultion, the author explains that “generals supported Hitlers rise to power and his suppressions of all political parties”. Higher police forces who fallowed Hitler go up in power, and others who do not fallow Hitler's power go down.
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.
This is a totalitarian form of government which an extremely strong central government. This form of government promotes warfare and completing the individual countries goals (Rise - Introduction). One example of this was Italy, which invaded Ethiopia to expand the country's power (Rise - Italy). When Hitler came to power, he established a fascist form of government and as a result began building up his military against the Treaty of Versailles, putting troops in demilitarized zones, and took over pieces of land to expand his empire (Rise- Germany). He wanted to control the entire world.
“A single mass party led typically by one man the dictator and consisting of a relatively small percentage of the total population up to 10 percent of men and women, a hard core of them passionately and unquestioningly dedicated to the ideology and prepared to assist in every way in promoting its general acceptance” (Document 1). A system of terroristic police control, supporting but also supervising the party for its leaders , and characteristically directed not only against demonstrable enemies of the regime, but against arbitrarily selected classes of the population” (Document 1). These quotes basic explain that any basic totalitarian state has a dictator with small percentage of the population that promotes the ideology and a group terroristic police forces that root out anyone against the regime. In Hitler’s regime, his goal was to get rid of the all Jews and establish an Aryan race of Europeans. He established the Nuremberg Laws which prevented the Jews from marrying non-Jews, attending or teaching at German schools and universities, hold government jobs, practice law or medicine or publishing books.
In the 1986 novel Under A Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968. Is based off of the actual events that occurred in the authors Heda Margolius Kovaly’s ife. The memoir explains her struggle of escaping during the Holocaust and surviving during WW2 under the totaliariat rule of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In post war Czechleslovakia many of it’s citizens embraced the idea of a communist society. Utilizing the information given in Kovaly’s memoir and the textbook, I believe most citizens were embracing towards communisim because they (the citizens) were under the impression that the democracy let the Nazi party take over and failed to defend the country against Hitler.
Lord Voldemort & Totalitarian leaders Voldemort wanted to be the greatest and most feared wizard in history, “I fashioned myself a new name, a name I knew wizards everywhere would one day fear to speak, when I became the greatest sorcerer in the world!” (Rowling 231). In order to progress further in his goal he acquired followers known as Death Eaters, who were in support of his cause. Because of such loyalty exhibited by Voldemort’s followers, one cannot deny that Voldemort had excellent leadership skills.
Propaganda, terror and repression played a significant role in the Nazi regime. Hitler used each to supplement and complement each other with the main focus to make Hitler appear a strong, powerful and all-knowing man who was in favour of the Nazi vision of the ‘national community’. This all impacted the German people by preserving support for Nazism and ensuring that the community that didn 't agree with the Nazi regime would not be heard by any