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Stalin vs Hitler Quick Comparison

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Hitler vs Stalin

Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin both shared many things in common as dictators in the 1920's til the late 1940's. It's interesting to think that men who had so much in common, from their childhood to the way they ruled their countries, would actually hate each other due to their political ideology. Hitler was part of the Nationalist Party while Stalin enforced a Communist regime. Both men were immensely popular within their own country as they brought effective change, but with secret agendas and elusive plots eventually surfacing, both can be easily classified as the most hated man in history.

As a young child, Hitler was beaten by his father to the point where he was in a coma for a couple days. Stalin's father was abusive as well, forcing him to be stubborn and constantly rebel in the face of authority. Later in life, Stalin became infected with smallpox which left him scarred making him an extremely self conscience individual. One of his arms was actually noticeably shorter than the other and this did not necessarily help his self esteem. Hitler also had his bouts of insecurity as he considered himself unattractive with his beady eyes and large nose. Hitler believed that his nose was attributed by the possibility that his grandfather was Jewish. With his hatred towards those of the Jewish faith, Hitler could not stand that his possibly Jewish father whom he hated had named him. Because of this, Alois Schicklgruber became Adolf Hitler. Still, Hitler went by a more powerful name, The Fuher, meaning The Leader. With his fragile ego at stake, Stalin men needed his name to have a more powerful message when spoken out loud. This drove him to change his name from Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvil to Stalin or Man of Steel.

One of the main differences between Stalin and Hitler was their political followings. Hitler was a nationalist meaning that he believed his country was to succeed independently. Nationalism brings forth a...