Essay on the correlations between WWI & WWII as well as an in depth view of how the Holocaust occured.

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World War One and World War Two were wars in direct correlation with each other. Although separated by more than three decades actions taken at the close of WWI directly affected the beginning of WWII. Germany, one of the initial aggressors in WWI, was severely punished at the conclusion of WWI. Through numerous diplomatic policies and the Versailles treaty Germany was severely restricted in trade and economic practices. Between that and other things such as a horrible flu epidemic, unparalleled unemployment rate and international stock market collapses Germany quickly spiraled into an economic and social downfall. Between the crippling economic situation and the severely limited productions capability Germany faced incredible problems in even the most basic functions of a nation. Germany was in a dire situation, but in 1924 Adolf Hitler was released from jail for a failed coup attempt. Upon his release he quickly rose to power utilizing remarkable political savvy. In an astonishingly small amount of time Hitler rose from an individual in jail to one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.

Adolf Hitler's rise to power began when he was hired by the Weimar Republic to spy on radical left wing activities. The Weimar Republic wanted to crush leftist and communist movements so they send Hitler to spy on the newly formed German Workers' Party. But Hitler does not just spy on this newly created group. Although their objectives are things Hitler does not agree with he quickly begins to mold the group into his own image. He basically turns it around completely; it began as a left wing group with interests in workers rights, insurance, health care and similar ideas, but it quickly became a nationalistic group of ex-military individuals. In 1920 Hitler renames the party the National Socialist Workers Party, or simply abbreviated as the Nazi's. This ultra nationalist group wanted the repudiation of Versailles and talks about "race and space" and "Germany for the Germans". One of Hitler's main goals was the reclamation of German territories that were lost post-WWI, and another is the eventual removal and elimination of the Jewish populace.

Soon after the adoption and inception of the Nazi party Hitler realized his first chance to take control. Munich at this point in 1924 is a hotbed of right wing activity, Hitler's belief is that he will march right in, take control of the city, and the rest will fall like dominos. Ground zero of his attack was the Beer Hall at the center of town and begins a dramatic call to arms. Unfortunately for him he's too late, the beer hall is relatively unpopulated, its populace tired and probably drunk. Although he does convince some people to rise up and act out a shootout occurs and 16 of his top members are killed and he is arrested. It is while spending the next several months in prison that he formulates his new plan and he rights the epic and rather repetitive "Mein Kampf" or, "My Struggle".

Mein Kampf outlines Hitler's true beliefs and vision for Germany. He speaks continuously of racial purification for the purpose of German strength. He discusses lebensraum which is translated as "German Living Space". He is also wholly dedicated to the destruction of Communism. Hitler sees that the pure and virile German blood has been watered down and diseased by the Jews, whom he compares to parasites. These Jews have been continuously leaching from the Germanic people and the glorious Aryan race and it is time for their elimination. It's after his failed coup attempt and his jail time that he fully realizes that it is not through conflict that he will gain power, but it is through political savvy. His group organizes politically and begin running for office, and although not widely accepted, the Nazis are there.

The Nazis appeal to the people's emotions in a manner that no one else did. Nationalism is a tremendous factor in his speeches, he constantly speaks of the reunification of...
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