Hitler, A Prominent Leader He is considered one of the most evil, mass murdering, psychopaths in the course of world history. He had an idea of creating one Master Race and a quest for world domination. The attempted annihilation of races can only be thought of as insane yet the German population viewed Adolph Hitler as a strong competent leader that could lead their nation back to power and prestige. Hitler's political and economic strategies were nearly impeccable. It has been debated over the years whether or not Adolph Hitler was a good leader for his country. Aside from Adolf Hitler's wicked nature, he was arguably the most successful leader in German History due to his economic reforms and invaluable diplomatic skill hat saved Germany from utter collapse and despair. After World War I the German nation was in a state of political confusion and economic ruin. The Treaty of Versailles demanded demilitarization and occupation of the Rhineland, and special status for the Saarland under French control. It was presented to German leaders on May 7, 1919 and signed on June 28, 1919. The treaty played a huge role in the falling German economy, and trust in their leaders. It didn’t only make Germany responsible for the costs of World War I, it also cost them a lot of money in reparations. The treaty also made Germany give up all of the occupied territories they took during the First World War. The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to give up their territories to Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. The Germans returned Alsace and Lorraine, which was annexed in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian War to France. All German overseas colonies became part of the League of Nations, and the city of Danzig with its large German cultural population, became a Free City. As a result of the treaty Germany had to give up 10% of their land, and all of their overseas colonies to their allies, and everyone they defeated. After World War I the German nation was in a state of political and economic ruin. In September of 1928 there were over 650,000 people unemployed in Germany. The United States gave Germany 90 days to start reparations payments because of the stock market crash. By 1930 unemployment was over 3 million. German manufacturing fell 17%, bankruptcies were increasing, farmers were hurting, and nationwide hunger was upon them. The German people were quickly losing faith in their leaders. Germany’s Parliamentary Coalition (Governing Body) falls apart and new elections are held. Hitler’s National Socialist Party is rapidly gaining popularity and strength. It was Hitler's style, oratorical talents, and his remarkable ability to transmit emotions and feelings in his speeches that took him to the leadership of the National Socialist Party. They go from only 12 seats to 107 becoming the second largest political party in the nation. Hindenburg (Germany’s current leader) does not want the Socialist to gain power. He sees Hitler as rabble rouser so he selects Bruning of the Catholic Center Party to form a government. Under emergency powers, Bruning would rule as Chancellor. He tried to restore economic equilibrium by a balanced budget. He raised the interest rates and declared no emergency deficit spending. The economy, however; continued to slide. Hitler and his Socialist Party are now becoming very popular among the masses. Hitler was a great public speaker. Through his power of speech the people begin to see him as a true nationalist, devoted to his country. Speech was the essential medium of his power. He promises to stomp out big city corruption, calls for spiritual revolution and national pride. He also calls for a strengthened Germany and an end to reparations. He promises to restore Germany’s borders, jobs for the unemployed and overall unity of the German nation. At this point Hitler has caught the attention of the young unemployed malcontents which will later make up the majority of his storm troopers. Industrialist and…
surrendered on may 7, 1945 and the war in europe during the wwII war was officially over.
Desert Fox – nickname given to general erwin rommel (german); fought in wwII.
Operation Overlord – It began with D-day and continued as the conflict between Germany and allied forces in the Western front increased. Significant as a successful push against Germany.
Operation Torch – This was the British- American invasion of French North africa.Signficant in its effect on the war.
SEATO – This organization didn't…
food war supplies to continue (The Lend-Lease Act - the U.S. would lend and lease supplies to Great Britain and other nations fighting against aggressors. In Roosevelts words, America would become the great arsenal of democracy.). Air War Over Germany using British bases, Allied pilots began bombing German cities (started in the Summer of 42). Bombed three main areas Transportation Lines Industrial Plants Military Installations Effective because it disrupted halted German transportation, war production…
Hitler was born in Austria on April 20, 1889.
Hitler's parents were Alois and Klara Hitler.
He had three brothers and two sisters, but
only one survived.
HITLER AND THE JEWS
Adolf Hitler hated Jewish people and tried to
kill all of the Jews in Germany.
Nobody knows why Hitler hated Jewish people
Hitler used his words to convince others to
follow his beliefs.
WORLD WAR I
Adolf Hitler was a soldier in WWI.
Hitler was in the German…
While Hitler, Mussolini (dictator of Italy), and Franco (Spanish Dictator) were establishing fascists governments in Europe and making plans for war, Canadians were not paying a great deal of attention. In a political and military sense, Canadians are said to have “slept” through the build-up to the Second World War. Why were Canadians uninterested in the events of Europe throughout the 1930’s? Why did Canada seem unprepared for the outbreak of a Second Great War?
1) Memories of World War I-…
harsh and very important period in world history (Greg Donaghy)
In spite of the fact that
World War II had already ended the turbulence and conflicts in international political relations.
Essentially the cold war was Capitalism versus Communism and an arms race that became one
of the biggest and most threatening conflicts in the latter half of the twentieth
century (Immigration and Population Statistics). Canada
may not have been involved in the war as much as the U.S but they were in…
The Blitz and World War Two
The Blitz is the title given to the German bombing campaign on British cities during World War Two.
the term ‘Blitz’ is more commonly used for the bombing campaign against London. After the failure of the Battle of Britain, the Germans attempted to bomb London into submission – a tactic used again with the V weapons campaign in 1944-45.
Fear generated by the Guernica bombing during the Spanish civil war, convinced many people that a civilian population could be bombed…
they are taught about the aftereffects of World War I and about World War II. Europe, in high school history classes, ceases to exist after 1945 and the close of World War II unless, of course, one is learning about the Cold War and the Berlin Wall may be mentioned. They do not learn, however, that World War II era Spain—because Spain was neither an ally or a foe during the war—went through enormous conflict of its own. The three-year Spanish Civil War and the fascist dictatorship that followed…
History Lessons Response Assignment
10% of the course grade (50 points)
In a typed, at least five paragraph (about two pages) response, students will analyze secondary sources to consider the representation of US history both within the US and throughout the world; primary sources will supplement the examination of these portrayals.
Students should base their analysis on the following two points:
1) Compare/contrast the representation of US history in the History Lessons excerpts alongside…
History 1302 P11
April 10, 2013
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Austria. Hitler did not have the best childhood. Alois Hitler, Hitler’s father abused Hitler as a child and was very rude and inhumane. He would beat Hitler as a form of discipline, which was not very uncommon during that time. When Hitler was 13, his father died from a lung hemorrhage. With no one to discipline him and also because no one showed interest in him, not…