The Rise of Adolf Hitler: the Nazi Dictator

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Running head: The Rise of Adolf Hitler: The Nazi Dictator

Name: Leticia Nunez

Course: COM208 – Public Speaking

Instructor: Joseph Cejka

February 22, 2012

The Rise of Adolf Hitler: The Nazi Dictator

Birth and early life
Hitler and the Nazi party
Hitler tried for treason
Hitler runs for president
Hitler as German Chancellor

Adolf Hitler is among the world’s most known leaders. His actions though not popular with many people helped the political climate of not just Europe but indeed the whole world. Despite being a dear of the Nazis during his time, Hitler is loathed by the rest of the world mainly due to the mass persecution of the Jews. People who love Hitler have called him a brave and politically brilliant leader. The most surprising thing is the fact that Hitler rose to power through legitimate means despite having a humble background.

Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 to Alois and Klara Hitler. When he was young, his father died. Hitler dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen and soon after moved to Vienna. Here he unsuccessfully tried to gain entry into the Vienna Academy of Arts. After being unsuccessful on his admission Hitler spent a few years in the city doing nothing only to later flee to Munich to avoid Mandatory military service of the Habsburg Empire which he greatly hated. Once in Vienna, Hitler reverted to his old carefree life with little responsibility (Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, 1940).

However, soon after arriving in Munich there was an outbreak of war in 1914. Hitler volunteered to serve in the Bavarian regiment. However, this war would lead to defeat with the Socialist, who he greatly hated, emerging the ultimate victors in 1918 (Noakes, 2011). Hitler’s German Workers’ Party and his oratory abilities helped spread its propaganda. Defeat in the war had resulted in a signing of the treaty of Versailles, which was greatly hated by the Germans. This treaty increased the Germans...
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