Hitler as a Leader

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Eddie Scheindlin
March 21, 2013
Mr. Boyle
Adolf Hitler : The World’s Most Powerful Leader
One can be a great leader and an influential human being without having a sense of morality. Following the conclusion of World War I, and during and after the rise of the Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler united the country of Germany through boosting its morale, and giving them a sense of superiority. In addition, he solved many of the country’s social issues, including unemployment, and was able to have complete and total control over the German population in approximately six years. After its defeat in WWI, Germany was crying out for a scapegoat to help them sedate their grief. Adolf Hitler used the Jewish people, and through initial prejudice and discrimination, he quickly boosted his country’s self-esteem and rapidly gained support. Between the years of 1933 and 1939, Germany’s unemployment rate, under Hitler, decreased drastically, from an enormous total of six million citizens unemployed, to a miniscule number of 302 thousand people. Hitler rose through the ranks of the Nazi Party, and through the death of President Paul von Hindenburg, and his own ingenuity, was able to create laws and regulations easily guaranteeing that he would be the leader, or “Fuhrer” forever. Although his morals and racial policies were disgusting, Hitler improved his country, and was able to become one of the most powerful leaders in the world in less than ten years.

Post World War I Germany was a disaster, and the country needed something, or someone, to help its people out of hard times. The war cost Germany over thirty billion dollars in debt, and left the country with a diminutive army, inflation, and a severe lack of self-confidence. Adolf Hitler believed he had found the answer to the German people’s problems. He thought he belonged to a superior race and would stop at nothing to prove this to Germany, and the rest of the world. This was the drive and determination that fueled...
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