The Charismatic Leadership of Adolf Hitler

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CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP OF ADOLF HITLER Introduction Adolf Hitler was born in Branau am Inn, Austria on 20th April 1889 was the fourth of 6 children to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl . Branau am Inn was a small town across the Inn River from Germany. When he was 3 years old, his family moved to Linz, Austria . He attended school in Linz and was a good student while he was studying in primary school. In high school, he was a very poor student and angered his father. As a child, he always become clashed with his father. His father hoped that he would study to become a government servant but he wanted to become an artist. After his father died in 1903, his mother allowed him to drop out of his school and 2 years later, he went to Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria in order to become an artist. He failed in entrance exam and decided to remain in Vienna as a casual laborer and watercolor painter. A year later, he tried to take entrance exam and he failed again. While he run out of money, he moved into a homeless shelter and remained for several years. During his time in Vienna, he learned to hate non Germans. He was a German-speaking Austrian and considered himself as a German. In 1913, at the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered to serve in the German army and been selected though he still an Austrian citizen. In World War I, he was twice decorated for bravery receiving the Iron Cross First Class the Black Wound Badge. At that time, he was the rank of corporal. When
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