Hitler used propaganda, elimination of the opposition, and a cult of personality to gain the support and trust of the German people in a time of economic crisis to his benefit and the rest of the world's loss. Single party states arise from a crisis, and Germany was suffering from a very large one at that time. The end of World War I in 1918 had left the economic state in shambles, and the loss struck the German people hard. Furthermore, the Treaty of Versailles the following year resulted in the demilitarisation and many cuts from German land and territory. Hitler criticized the carving up of Europe by the "Big Four" (the US, UK, France and Italy), stating that the Germans were the "master race".
Lewis in “The Poison of Subjectivism” said: “relativism will certainly damn our souls and end our species.” He was an Oxford philosopher. There is a Western cultural imperialism occurring throughout the world. The power of truth is far more powerful than the power of the person. We are in a new era—trying to build a New Tower of Babel-- man made tower, built on man-made philosophy, religion, and ideologies. It will collapse because its human foundations
Politics, religion, social organizations and pretty much every formal group in existence has some set of values that leans towards one of these social ideologies. Both Marx and Weber developed their ideologies whilst living through the industrial revolution, and therefore both witnessed key moments in the dawn of the modern western capitalism. For Marx, he saw the private ownership of manufacturing as ‘an evil that needed correcting’, In his arguments he emphasized that distribution of wealth and aristocracy were severely flawed between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat and built cases for greatly improving the standards for the ‘common’ worker. Whereas Weber had the idea that religion and capitalism are a necessary beginning to any social order. In comparing Marx and Weber there are some fundamental differences that have to be explored.
Marx's theory of religion needs to be seen in the context of their general view of society. Functionalists see religion as a unifying force that strengthens the value consensus and is a feature of all societies. Marxism sees religion as a feature only of class-divided society; There will be no need for religion in classless society and it will disappear. Religion as ideology. Ideology is a belief system that distorts people's perception of reality in ways that serve the interests of the ruling class.
To what extent did the failings of Nazi economic policy contribute to the defeat of Germany in the Second World War? There were several different factors that all had an impact on the defeat of Germany during the Second World War and the extent of which the failings of the Nazi economic policy contributed can be argued. The meagre state of the economy, through insufficient planning, did put strains on the government and this limited the full potential of the army, the production of weapons and high demand for labour. No doubt, the economy did hinder the progression of the war however I believe that there were more significant factors that contributed to the defeat of Germany. Hitler’s strategy incompetence, the Allied bombings and losing the Battle of The Atlantic were all also important factors in the defeat of Germany.
The Depression, Nazi propaganda and the weaknesses of the Weimar government were all important reasons why Hitler came to power in 1933. This essay will argue that the Depression was the most important reason for why Hitler was appointed chancellor in 1933. It could be argued that the Deppression was the most important reason for why Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933. This is because the deppresion increased unemployment and a cut in unemployment benefit which meant that people wanted an extreme change in political leader. Due to the Depression making people want a drastic change in political party in ower there was an increase in communist support and as a result an increase in Nazi support because people were scared of communism and the Nazi's promised to deal with them.
A utopia, or perfect world, gone awry is displayed in Aldous Huxley’s provocative novel Brave New World. Dystopia is drawn on "political and emotional events, anchoring its vision of a nightmarish future in contemporary fears of totalitarian ideology and uncontrolled advances in technology and science" (Baker 22). It is the situation that costs a piece of an unhealthy environment for human beings, is the theme of the novel. The dystopian setting is brought about by technology and by higher authorities. As technology increases, the use for human beings in the work force decreases leaving an overwhelming amount of depression among humans.
I believe Hitler came into power at a time where Germany’s economy was in sheer chaos, and people weren’t sure where to turn to fix it. Mussolini also came into power at a time where Italy’s economy was failing. People in both countries did not know what to do in order to fix the economic situation, so they allowed both Hitler and Mussolini to take power practically legally. Paul Valery says “we hope vaguely, we dread precisely; our fears are
The mutual fear of Nazi Germany brought together an improbable ‘Grand Alliance’ the world’s greatest communist state, the Soviet union led by Joseph Stalin, the world’s leading capitalist state, America led by Roosevelt and the world’s greatest colonial state, Britain led by Churchill. After the war Britain was on the decline which was evidently shown when it could not support the Greek civil war against communism. The decolonisation which took place after the war brought further decline. So the United States developed into a superpower by replacing Britain as the world’s leading power and supplier of financial credit. And although the Soviet union had suffered the heaviest loosed during the war it also came out of the war as a major power.
Overtime, capitalism developed as a religion of its own and the religious drive behind it got eliminated. Weber was concerned that social values of ethics and was replaced by utilitarian values of capitalism, which is similar to Marx's notion of alienation. Marx claimed that a change in the class structure of society would lead to changes in religion. Thus when a classless society was established religion would disappear. Neo-Marxists claimed that religion could be used as a tool of resistance and