Having been appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Hitler set out to transform Germany into a single party state. One of the main aspects of any dictatorship is ideology. Hitler published his ideology in “Mein kampf”, which he wrote whilst in prison, following the Failure of the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923.
Hitler ideology is often considered as his main driving force behind his rule, however in his attempt to rise to power he was willing to alter and sacrifice his ideology in order to appeal to a broader range of people. After securing his power Hitler could pursue his wider ideological aims; create a “greater Germany” and by doing so, eventually seek world domination.
One of Hitler main ideological aims was to establish a “greater Germany”.
In order to achieve this the burdening Treaty of Versailles needed to be abolished. For that to happened Hitler needed the support of the people. Not only was he a great politician in the sense that he possessed …show more content…
Hitler idealized what he considered to be the physical perfection; the “Aryan race”. His aim was eradicate homosexuals, minorities, socialists, disabled and mainly the Jews, to create the perfect race. The Jews were used as scapegoats for Germanys problems, hence his ideology was essentially driven by hatred. According to historian Richard Vinen “ an Aryan Dutchamn who had enjoyed tranquil neutrality from 1914 to 1918 was more ‘German’ than a Jew who had fought on the Western front for four years”. The Aryan ideal dominated social policy. For women life centred around producing children and even medals were given when birth had been given to 8 children. Although a women role was initially to take care of the home, when it was needed in time of war, the women were put to work in factories amongst other areas that were lacking in workforce. This was part of the ideal that military needs dominated all other