Under The Swastika Analysis

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Despite the good intention to make Germany a dominant superpower, Hitler was unfortunately a mentally ill man with sociopathic tendencies which the article “Under the Swastika” by Duane Damon highlights perfectly. In speaking about the Berlin Olympics and the amount of time and energy that was put into showcasing Germany and filling the hearts and minds of citizens and visitors alike, Damon speaks about the positive and negative aspects of the preparation.
“Hitler saw the Berlin Olympics as the supreme propaganda tool – the opportunity to present the bright and shining face of the new Germany…workers festooned Berlin with Olympic banners and scarlet Nazi flags with black swastikas…the streets were swept clean and vagrants were jailed (Damon …show more content…

Influential people, whether positive or negative, are often remembered through history. Their actions are picked apart and analyzed, their lives dissected and studied for centuries. Influential people believe wholeheartedly in their cause and that it will ultimately benefit the people and place they are associated with. They have no qualms with the destruction of any obstacle, whether that obstacle is an opposing force, a political faction or an innocent people. Influential people often manipulate large populations by creating laws and restrictions allowing them to establish control. Some even go so far as to develop a dependence of a populous on them for guidance, wealth and resources. Influential people often use children as a vehicle to transport unpopular ideas to adults, simply because they know that an unpleasant ideology seems more pleasant and agreeable coming from an innocent child. Whole countries either need to fear them as a threat or to be grateful for friendship, as their friendship will better their country both the influential person and the countries they impact. (You need two quotes from your references/works cited in this

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