Adolf Hitler's Life before World War II

Topics: Adolf Hitler, World War I, Paul von Hindenburg Pages: 1 (258 words) Published: December 18, 2011
For my history project I chose the Villain Adolf Hitler. I chose him because he was obviously a significant villain in history leading to the death of millions. He was born in 1889 in Branau, Austria. He moved to Vienna when he was young but failed to get into the Arts Academy. He remained in Vienna as a bit of a failed artist until 1913 when he moved to Germany after failing the medical for the Austrian army. In 1914 he volunteered for the German Army for World War 1. He fought on the Western front, where he earned an Iron Cross for bravery. He was in hospital recovering from an injury when the German Army surrendered. Hitler rose to power after President Hindenburg's demise yielded him presidency in addition to the Chancellor role he already held. This made him the Fuhrer (Supreme Leader) with complete control of Germany. He took numerous political, social and economical measures to ensure his popularity amongst his people so as to prevent rebellion. He already in fact had some of these measures implemented way before Hindenburg's death in August 1934, when he was just Chancellor. These policies kept him in power until his death in 1945.

Hitler's political control was about making him the sole dictator of a totalitarian state without any opposition. Though there was still opposition from different groups like the Communists and the Church, generally he succeeded in busting his enemies. He even got rid of his ally, leader of the Nazi's secret army.
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