Hitler believed, like many other anti-Semites at the time, that the Jewish people were responsible for Germany’s defeat in World War 1. He wanted to “purify” the German race by eliminating all Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, and other groups. Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933 and “Fuhrer”, supreme leader, in 1934. He started arresting and sending Jews to concentration camps, where men, women, and even children were murdered. Hitler tried to conquer Europe, and when the Nazis invaded Poland, World War 2 began.
Just a few years after the Ukrainian genocide, Stalin purged his own army. He executed 596 out of 856 political and military officers (Document 5). When Stalin took leadership, he killed these men because they were not loyal to him. He also felt that his power was threatened because of them. The officials and officers were then replaced by men who were committed to Stalin.
The vital aim of the Nazis was to destroy and dictate a culture. This was the central motivation behind why the Nazis plundered precious artworks during World War Two, during the time of expansion. For the most part the Nazis wanted to destroy Jewish culture through laws such as the ERR as to them, Jews were the scapegoats for any problems or issues that happened in Germany. The Nazis key motivation therefore became ‘decontaminat[ing]’ and thus ‘cleans[ing]’ and ‘purify[ing]’ Nazi Germany of any unworthy, degenerate, non-Hitler approved artworks and to a certain extent they were successful in doing so. They were able to carry out orders such as the ERR amongst various others that allowed them to seize control over artworks very successfully.
Stalin killed 20 million people just to maintain his power over Soviet Union. Conquest argues that ever since Stalin came to power he wanted to get rid of his rivals and was more worried about losing power from his rivals. So Conquest is trying to conclude that all the purges that Stalin did was to consolidate his power. Lastly, author is specifically arguing in this book that Stalin used Purges to gain power.This book is also insisting that the fear of losing power over Soviet Union forced Stalin to kill millions of
Russia ends its participation in World War 1 by signing a treaty with the Central Powers in Brest- Litovsk. Russia fought alongside France and Britain to deal heavy damages against Germany in World War 1. In the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Russia agreed to lose much of its former territory, a third of its population, and a majority of its oil, coal, and iron stores along with its industry. Tsar Nicholas 11 and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg. This ended the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.
At one point considered a great empire, the Soviet Union is also known for its great collapse. There are many arguments and viewpoints on why the Soviet Union collapsed; however, by looking closely at the history and laws of the Soviet Union it is clear why it collapsed. The Soviet Union collapsed for two reasons: a failed economy and a unfavorable geography. The failing economy of the Soviet Union was a major contributor to the collapse of the Soviet Union as a whole. Much of the failure economically comes from the failure of central planning.
"However Nicholas soon retracted these concessions..." ( March 15, 1917 Czar Nicholas II Abdicates). One of his accomplishment he had in reference to the revolution is making the Soviet Union angry, and the Bolsheviks decided he was to be forced down. He dissolved the Duma just after the an upper chamber and elected Duma had been set up. He influenced the Bolsheviks by giving them more power, and that is what they want now. They force him to step down, after that they had him and family
In many situations all across the world there happens to be cases of governments becoming corrupt and gaining too much power. This situation occurred multiple times in author, George Orwell’s life. When Orwell began writing his novel World War II had just come to an end and Orwell experienced the rise and fall of four dictatorships in total, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Francisco Franco. Because of his experiences with these dictators, Orwell felt he needed to warn the people of the dangers of having a government with too much power. He successfully warned everyone in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is about a totalitarian society where the government becomes corrupted thus, gaining too much power.
The Nazi’s sought to legitimize their power and called themselves the German Reich, taking inspiration from the past (World War II in Europe). Hitler entered office with the goal of genocide to achieve racial purity. He wanted to exterminate all races, especially Jews, that he considered unworthy. He believed in the master race, considering Aryan’s to be superior to all (Rossel 12). He invaded and occupied countries, wiping out their Jewish populations and leaving them in ruins.
The United States of America is a free country with rights granted to the citizens in the second amendment of The Constitution to bear arms. Other countries have proven that with the mass removal of guns from society, enslavement soon follows. Take for example, Hitler. He took out anyone who stood in his way to reach the power he wished for and as soon as he got that power he took away all the rights to the citizens he was leading. One of the first things Hitler did to ensure his power was to take away any possibility of the citizens revolting by confiscating their guns.