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The Dictator


Adolf Hitler, arguably one of the world’s most ruthless and fascist dictators in history, was born on April 20, 1889. Hitler’s three older siblings had all died at a very young age, which made his mother dote on Hitler. He was much adored by his mother, which created a very strong, loving bond between the two. Hitler’s father however ruled over the family like a tyrant and there were several instanced of domestic violence within the Hitler family. While growing up Hitler formed a passion for art and war. He performed very poorly in school though and dropped out at age 16. His lack of diploma led to his failure to be accepted into architecture school after failing at an art academy. At the age of 18 in 1906 Hitler’s mother suddenly died. The loss of this mother was a dreadful blow to Hitler. It was then after his many failures that he found his “something” in life; the military.  

Growing up Hitler was an unmotivated, ignorant, irresponsible yet passionate boy. He avoided his studies and was selfish in the fact that his only interest was in himself and his dreams. All that he could focus on was his art and military comic books. Hitler maintained his passion throughout his life. He strived to achieve his Nazism goals and truly believed the Aryan race would succeed by his leadership. He put all of this intelligence and skill into his politics. Unlike when he was a child, Hitler didn’t only dream but worked his hardest to achieve his dreams. His passion for Nazism made his cruel, ruthless, and an evil dictator. Hitler’s ideology was twisted and insane, qualities that were masked by his passion.

The Words of Hitler

"Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong." -Adolf Hitler
This quote by Hitler expresses how much he needed to succeed. He believed that as long as you achieve your goal, it doesn't matter what you do along the way. Hitler certainly didn't make "right" decisions because he thought he would succeed, so his wrongdoings wouldn't matter in the end. If he really did eliminate all non-Aryans from Germany, in his mind all citizens would praise him for his leadership. They wouldn't focus on the terrible, cruel, and devastating actions because he made their country better in their minds.

"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." -Adolf Hitler
Hitler expresses his ignorance in this quote. Hitler thought that he could manipulate the Germans and control them however he wanted because they don't have a mind of their own, and that they would follow whatever he said. While a part of that is true with the Nazi Party, the Jew and non-Aryan citizens were strongly opposed to Hitler. They didn't believe in his ideology one bit. Not only were the non-Aryans against his leadership, but so were other countries that fought against Hitler in wars. 

Hitler's Rise to Power

·         July 29, 1921- Hitler was elected the chairman of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), which gave him dictatorial powers to mold the party and was identified as the supreme leader of the Nazi Party.
·         August 21, 1921- Hitler established the Storm Detachment to protect the party members and instill fear in their enemies through violence and terror.
·         November 8, 1923- Hitler’s Storm Detachment marched in Munich on a beer hall where Hitler announced the national revolution had begun .
3000 Nazis marched to the Munich square where they fought against government police officers.
·         November 10, 1923- Hitler was arrested for the Beer Hall Putsch.
·         December 20, 1924- He was released from prison and returned to help recover the failing Nazi Party.
·         February 27, 1925- Performed a spirited speech that stated it was necessary for the party to have him as a leader and that there was no tolerance for anyone challenging his authority. The immense crowd cheered with support and happiness.
·         July 31, 1932- The Nazi became Germany’s strongest party in the Reichstag.
·         January 30, 1933- Hitler was appointed the chancellor of Germany.
·         March 23 1933- Nazis enacted the Enabling Bill, which empowered the new government to make new laws without the Reichstag’s approval. This granted Hitler absolute powers for four years and was then renewed again.
·         June-July 1933- All political parties other than the Nazi Party were banned.
·         November 12, 1933- Nazis won 95.2% of the vote in the Reichstag.
·         August 2, 1934- President Hindenburg died and Hitler became the sole dictator of Germany.