Adolf Hitler has the image of having a ruthless evil character from his deeds during world war two. However evidences show that he was not a terribly evil person, but a normal person with large ambitions. Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King wrote in his journal after meeting with Adolf Hitler that, "he is really one who truly loves his fellow-men, and his country, and would make any sacrifice for their good…a man of deep sincerity and a genuine patriot," which all shows he was naturally a good person with a genuine ambition of wanting to create a better environment for himself and the country. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and immediately began to challenge the Treaty of Versailles and adapt an aggressive foreign policy, which led to war. It is not hard to blame Adolf Hitler for starting the war, however looking at evidences show that he was naturally a good person that was not taught or at the very least did not bother to realize the importance of learning to control his ambitions to not reach the level of selfish greediness. Hence ambition is needed to proceed forward but the control of it must be taught to refrain from these event occurring.
Napoleon was very ambitious to the point where it was greedy as shown in history books of his many battles. The historians hold divergent views regarding the motives behind these battles. According to them his chief motives for his wars are dynastic advancement, high ambition, influence of
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On June 28th 1919, in the Versailles Palace of France, the treaty of Versailles officially ended World war one. The signers of this treaty implemented certain restrictions on Germany that were to guarantee Germany would never start another world war. This begs the question, “what did the end of one war have to do with the start of World War Two?”. The evidence shows that it was this treaty’s influence on Adolf Hitler that led to the Versailles Treaty’s ultimate failure and provoked the start of the next world war. Because of this treaty Adolf Hitler’s economic plan, proposed while he was seeking political election, was focused on rebuilding and reclaiming Germany. This went hand in hand with the nationalist ideas of the Nazi party.
As I’m sure most people know Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Germans from August 2 1934 to April 30 1945, but do you know that as Fuhrer of Germany he was the driving force behind the start of WWII. During his reign he tried to bring Germany back to the powerful country it had been before the First World War. In this paper I will prove that Hitler’s actions lead to start of WWII, and I plan to prove how his direct disregard of the Treaty of Versailles pushed the world into WWII.
Tremendous crowds of men, women and children cheer and wave at the sight of a small plane landing. Beautiful buildings are seen from above along with a congregation of German soldiers. All of these positive images are in support of Adolf Hitler arriving in Germany in the 1935 film Triumph des Willens. This was only one of the millions of sources of propaganda that the United States was going up against in joining World War II six years later. The Nazi party was in power, Europe was in a state of distress, and soon the whole world would be involved in a war that would devastate mankind for generations to come. The Second World War consisted of the Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan; and the Allied Powers: France, Britain, and Russia. America would join the Allies on December 7, 1941 after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Not only was this war fought among the many soldiers that gave their lives for their country; there was a subtle fight among the government controlled moviemakers and poster designers. These men and women played an important role in portraying their enemies and the war in a way that would stick in their fellow citizens’ heads to bring some type of unity for the nation. These psychological soldiers promoted patriotism through propaganda to sway the people of their country. Propaganda is defined as, “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one 's cause or to damage an opposing cause.” All of the participants in the war used it. Despite
In the final months of World War II Allied Forces, commanded by United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower, were on the offensive and had pushed deep into German territory. The Germans had suffered significant losses of troops and equipment after five years of warfare. Any chance of winning meant the Germans would have to make a stand. Hitler discussed his strategy with his top generals. While they agreed that capturing the city of Antwerp, a major Allied supply hub, would inflict a devastating blow to the Allied Forces, they disagreed with Hitler’s plan of assaulting through the heavily wooded area of the Ardennes. Furthermore, the plan was to attack under the protection of poor weather to mitigate the use of Allied airpower, which was a major Allied advantage. Hitler believed that a complex assault would catch Allied commanders off-guard causing them to be slow to react. The Allied lines were spread very thin in the Ardennes, even to the point of “an average of 73 men per mile.” Moreover, this specific area was used for training new units and for allowing battle-tested, experienced units to rest and
What impacts did Hitler have at the time and later in history? The start of World War II was one of the biggest impacts. There were many countries involved in this war. The major countries under the allies were Britain, France, U.S., Soviet Union, and under the axis also had major countries like the Germany, japan, and Italy. The Germany was at its peak. And it was all because of one man, Adolf Hitler, he was one of the most dominant German leaders in history, no doubt about that. Other superior leaders during World War II were: Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, and the japan emperor Hirohito. Hitler was responsible for nearly 50 million deaths all around the world, and most importantly his hatred
-- a man who, even to this day has destroyed his reputation. The majority of Hitler actions were filled with artifice. Everything about this man was evil.
On January 20th, 1942, top German officials met in Wannsee to discuss the administration of the ‘final solution.” Reinhard Heydrich, Chief of the Reich Main Security Office, exclaimed, “the evacuation of the Jews to the east has now emerged, with the prior permission of the Fuhrer, as a further possible solution instead of emigration.” The change in commitment highlights a significant change in the Jewish question, which until then had centered around forced emigration to the French colony in Madagascar. Insofar as Hitler’s role in the Holocaust, Heydrich provides evidence to suggest that the Fuhrer was willing to hide his direct involvement in the administration and implementation of the “final solution.” But that is not to say that Hitler enjoyed a minor influence on the Jewish question, because he certainly shared full responsibility for the mass murder of Jews and other undesirables with others like Heydrich and the SS Chief Heinrich Himmler. It is worth noting that Hitler was hesitant towards open Jewish discrimination. Insofar as he didn’t want to alarm international Jews.
Some of the greatest totalitarian leaders before Hitler’s time looted art such as Napoleon the past emperor over the french. One of the most grueling actions Hitler took during World War II was the looting of art. Hitler stole art for his own selfish reasons and, it was the brave Monuments Men who helped restore and recover the missing artwork before the invasion of the axis powers although a lot of the work was lost during the war. It is estimated that over 650,000 pieces, one fifth of Europe’s artwork was stolen by the Nazi’s during World War II .
Hitler’s influences did have a big effect on what he did to the Jews during World War II (Mandelbaum). During his time in Vienna, Hitler gained inspiration from many prominent figures in Vienna (Adolf Hitler). “He [Hitler] acquired his first education in politics by studying the demagogic techniques of the popular Christian-social Mayor, Karl Lueger” (Adolf Hitler). Lueger was a major anti-semitic and Hitler started blaming all the semitics (especially Jews) for his failures because of what Lueger believed in (Adolf Hitler). There were two more major inspirations to Hitler in Vienna, “Defrocked monk, Lanz von Liebenfels, and the Austrian Pan-German leader, Georg von Schoenerer, the young Hitler learned to discern the Eternal Jew” (Adolf
Machiavelli’s The Prince outlines tactics for a leader to seize and maintain lands under his power. His tactics have been demonstrated repeatedly throughout history, and though his approach is hardly ethical or idealistic, one cannot deny the fact that it has proved to be effective. Hitler is an example that exemplifies the accuracy of what Machiavelli said would bring success in the acquisition of new provinces.
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Austria where he was baptized into the Catholic church. He was the son of an Austrian customs official, and dropped out of high school at age sixteen. As a young man, Hitler dreamed of being an artist. He applied to the Vienna Academy of the Arts twice and was rejected both times. He made a meager living by painting and selling postcards in Linz, Vienna, and Munich. Hitler affected Germany greatly because of his political offices. He founded the Nazi party and served as chancellor until the death of President Paul Von Hindenburg when he became the sole dictator of Germany. Hitler affected millions of people worldwide through his political and social views and actions. He was brutal, assertive, and
On April 20, 1889, a demon was brought into this world. His name was Adolf Hitler. He was born in the family quarters of the Pommer Inn in Braunau, a small city on the Austrian border. The child was unhealthy and his mother, Klara, worried that young Adolf would not survive. Klara provided much love and attention to her baby, which Adolf would later take advantage of to get what he wanted (Smith 50). Despite his self-centeredness, Adolf held a deep bond with his mother which united them throughout his childhood. On the other hand, Alois, Adolf’s father, failed to play an important role in Adolf’s development. Alois spent the majority of his time away from the customs station with his friends
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.
If there is such a thing as effective leadership, it involves enthusiasm, inspiration and devotion. Throughout his reign of dominance, the historical and contentious Adolf Hitler had possessed all of the listed traits; qualities in which a transformational leader seizes. Witherbee (2009) revealed that Adolf Hitler was an Australian-born German politician that was highly known as the leader of the Nazi Party. As a fascist and socialist, he took part in the Holocaust and World War II promoting the ideology of a central leadership. Moreover, Hitler’s ultimate goal was to pursue and total Nazi-German hegemony. Regardless of the blatant amount of wrong doings