Leaders have helped the countries that they were involved in become a huge part of
history. Two of these leaders are Mohandas Gandhi and Adolf Hitler. Gandhi was
mainly known for solving his people’s problems in a peaceful manner. Hitler was mainly
known for being a dictator that started the Holocaust. Both of these leaders made huge
influences on the people around them.
Mohandas Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, a coastal town in
Gujarat, Western India. Gandhi was the leader of the Indian nationalist movement
against British rule, and is widely considered the father of his country. His doctrine of
non-violent protest to achieve political and social progress has been hugely influential.
By leading a non violent revolution against British occupation of India, he eventually
drove the British out, and gave the Indians their own state. Gandhi is also famous for his
march to the sea to make salt out of ocean water when the British passed an unfair tax on
salt in India. He also weaved his own clothing to show self reliance. Gandhi died on
January 30, 1948 by assassination.
Mohandas Gandhi’s influence was generally positive because people heard his
message of non-violent resistance as a powerful way for powerless people to make
change. They saw that he led the liberation of his country, India, from colonial rule not
by fighting a war of liberation but by non-violent obstruction and non-co-operation.
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in the small town of Branau, Austria. Hitler was a German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party commonly known as the Nazi Party. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as head of state as Führer und Reichskanzler from 1934 to 1945. One of the things that Adolf Hitler is well known for is the fact that he...