Dictatorships of the 1940`s
Adolf Hitler was the ruler of Germany during World War 2; he is the blamed for the Holocaust and the destruction of Europe. Hitler is possibly considered the most hated person in the world. Adolf was born in Branau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889. He was one of six children. When he was 3 his family moved from Austria to Germany. As a child he became interested in the Arts rather than business, which his father strongly disagreed with. Due to not living in Austria long, he showed very strong German nationalism. Hitler dropped out of school and moved to be a laborer and watercolor painter. After being denied the acceptance into the Academy of Fine Arts twice Adolf moved into a homeless shelter. Without any money he remained there for many years. This is thought of when he first had Anti-Semitism ideas. Hitler signed up to serve in the German army when World War 1 broke out. He was wounded at Somme and was also awarded the iron cross. When the war effort ended he was furious and stunned that Germany surrendered. Fighting in the war only grew his nationalism toward Germany. He blamed the surrender of the war on the betrayal of civilian leaders and the Marxists. While working for the military intelligence officer he inherited many of the anti-Semitic, nationalist, and anti-Marxist ideas from the DAP party`s founder, Anton Drexler. He soon joined the German Worker`s Party (DAP) and personally designed the banner, a swastika in a white circle on a red background. Adolf Hitler then went around making speeches against the Treaty of Versailles, rival politicians, Marxists and Jews. Hitler made many promises to the country of Germany in order to come to power. Most of the promises he made, he did not keep. Germany`s extreme depression created a great platform for him to gain power. At this time the people wanted somebody to come to power to fix their problems. Hitler said that he could help the people of Germany and...
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