Hitler's Essay : Hitler And The Failure Of Hitler

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Hitler, former dictator of Germany once said, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it." With this concept, Hitler reveals his tactics to gain support throughout Germany. Post World War I, Germany was at rock bottom and desperate for a new leader to save them, so they crawled to Hitler with hopes of redemption. In order to have support behind his cruel dictatorship, Hitler enforced fear over his country and used his unique ideas to get people to follow him. If Hitler could tell the people what they wanted to hear, then he could make them subconsciously support him. The manipulative dictator gained popular support due to the failure of the German economy, through his censorship of thought, and also through the enforced fear he established over his followers. One major attribute to Hitler’s success was the downfall of the German economy in the 1900’s. Foremost, there was the result of the Treaty of Versailles which left the German people stripped of pride and impoverished. When Hitler came into play, he promised “to end reparations, create jobs, and defy the Versailles treaty by rearming Germany” (Ellis and Esler 2069). His plan to contravene the treaty and revamp Germany sparked hope once again in the citizens, which led to him gaining many followers who were assured Germany would once rise again. Along with the Treaty of Versailles, the downfall of the Weimar Republic also aided in his journey to popularity. The Weimar Republic
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