The Democrat and the Dictator

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Case Study #3: The Democrat and The Dictator Quite obviously, in Hitler’s Proclamation to the German Nation of 1933, he addresses one of the issue he believes to be the root cause of Germany’s problems. He states, “More than fourteen years have passed since the unhappy day when the German people, blinded by promises from foes at home and abroad, lost touch with honor and freedom, thereby losing all” (p 1). He goes on to say, “We never received the equality and fraternity we had been promised, and we lost our liberty to boot. For when our nation lost its political place in the world, it soon lost its unity of spirit and will” (p 1). Fourteen years ago would have been 1918, the end of World War I, followed then by the Treaty of Versailles.…show more content…
Social duties to care for the old and sick. In terms of foreign policy, their plan was to secure their right to live and the restore their freedom (from the failed Treaty?) and win their equal rights. Roosevelt claims to be able to deal with unemployment, banking, agriculture, foreign policy by stating, “it can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the Government itself”, “with strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments” (p 3). “It can be helped by” raising the value of agricultural products and “make better use of the land”, preventing growing loss of foreclosures on properties, by insisting that Federal, State, and local government lower their costs, unifying of relief activities, national planning and supervision of all forms of transportation and of communications and other utilities. “We must act and act quickly” (p 3). Roosevelt wants to maintain relationships with our “neighbors” in order to secure our interdependence in foreign trade but foreign exchange comes “secondary to the establishment of a sound national economy”. Basically, he wants us to fix our problems at home first. I believe each wanted to be a leader above the rest, each had a huge challenge placed before them. Each of their addresses to their nations recognized God. Each made similar promises to his people of creating jobs and making money. Both took over their perspective nations just a month apart from each other, in the same year
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