Adolf Hitler and the Loss of World War II Essay

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Adolf Hitler’s military tactics, poor leadership skills, and actions caused him to lose World War II. Hitler’s objective was to gain world power. He was willing to risk everything for Germany to become the most powerful country. According to Richard Overy, a British historian, “If the German people are not prepared to engage in its own survival, so be it: then it must disappear!” (538). Hitler was also willing to sacrifice Germany to attain world control and victory during World War II. The idea of losing WWII never came across Hitler’s mind because he was confident that Germany would become victorious during the war. Germany was not able to claim victory during World War II due to poor military guidance. Hitler’s military tactics led…show more content…
Hitler never realized that Germany had a chance to win World War II by using the blitzkrieg tactic against all of their enemies. Another failing tactic of Hitler’s was to focus on the Soviet Union instead of focusing on other countries. Hitler focused on eliminating the Soviet Union after Germany eliminated France. When Germany defeated France, Hitler made the mistake of not paying close attention to the United States. According to David Kaiser, an American historian, “The Second World War confirmed the lesson of the first: that no European power had the economic resources to compete with the economic might of the United States, furnished most of the supplies for the Allied war effort against Germany and simultaneously defeated Japan as well” (389). Hitler failed to realize that the United States had a greater advantage than France or the Soviet Union to defeat Germany. The United States was a simply rich country in military supplies, like tanks and airplanes that were used to put an end on Hitler’s army. Hitler also wanted to eliminate the Jews and the spread of communism. According to Overy, “German forces entered the USSR with instructions from Hitler’s headquarters to use the most brutal methods to keep control and to murder Communist commissars and Jews in the service of the Soviet Union” ( Hitler thought that by preventing the spread of communism and murdering Jews, Germany would have a greater advantage of
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