What If Adolf Hitler Was Successful

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What if Adolf Hitler had been successful in his application to the Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts? Would he have become the notorious dictator we know him for today? Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th of April 1889, 4th child to parents Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. His father, Alois, was a government official and his mother took charge of the household and devoted her years to the family. During his early years, Hitler clashed frequently with his father, Alois. In his autobiography, Mein Kampf, Hitler mentions that his father had wanted him to follow his footsteps and take up the service in the bureaucracy while Hitler aspired to be a painter. Hitler would deliberately neglect the subjects that he was uninterested in while scoring well for the subjects that he had interest in. The stalemate with his father would go on till his father’s death in 1903. Following the death of his father, Hitler went on to Vienna and applied at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1907. However, he was turned down. In that same year, Hitler lost his mother to illness. While Hitler and his father had rocky relations, he was close to his mother. The death of his mother came as a bitter blow and he left for Vienna again to apply for the Academy again. He was rejected again and the school director proposed that Hitler take up architecture instead. The death of his parents threw Hitler into adversity as he had to earn his keep and survive. It was during this period that Hitler developed his anti-semitism
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