* He believed Germans belonged to the master race. (Aryan race) * He called the men who signed the Versailles Treaty traitors – November criminals * Hitler wanted to build a Third Reich and to expand Germany’s territories eastward to create living space lebensraum. * He wanted all Germans to be united in one country. Hitler comes to power After the 1st world war, Germany had a democratic government (Weimar republic). But Germans blamed it for signing the Versailles treaty and for hunger and unemployment.
The Treaty of Versailles was to blame for the outbreak of war in 1939, firstly, because its one of Hitler's main aims to destroy the treaty in his foreign policy. Many Germans, including the Nazis, felt the treaty was incredibly unfair on Germany. The treaty placed restrictions on the German military, for example, only 100,000 men in the army, 6 battleships, no airforce, submarines or tanks, and only 15,000 men in the army. This would have decreased the national pride in Germany and many extremist dictators would want to rearm to restore the German pride. This meant that tensions would increase because the Germans would have wanted revenge, thus meaning a war would be very possible.
Totalitarianism from Total Domination In the essay “Total Domination,” written by Hannah Arendt; she discusses Nazism in the form totalitarianism as “True Terror”. If not for the survivors of the cruel brutality of totalitarian states, it would almost be impossible to believe it ever happened. What is Totalitarianism? Totalitarianism is a form of government in our political system, which gives absolute power to one ruler (dictator) who cannot be restricted by any type of constitution or law. The rise of totalitarianism governments started before WWII, but after the Great Depression when fascism became an ideology of society.
The Impact of Hitler’s Rise to Power on Germany When examining whether or not Hitler was successful … it is important to bear in mind the following objectives Hitler aimed to achieve while in power: 1. Restoration of Germany as the leading country of Europe 2. Ensuring the racial purity of the German nation 3. Establishment of complete Nazi control over the state |POLITICAL |SOCIAL |ECONOMIC | |Democracy in Germany was Destroyed |The German People had Little Freedom |Three Main Economic Aims: | | | |To reduce unemployment | |Hitler used his power as Chancellor to |Fear: |To build up the German weapons industry | |wipe out democracy as he felt it was an |Emergency Laws were passed which suspended |To achieve economic self-sufficiency | |obstacle to restoring Germany’s greatness|political and civil rights. People could be |(autarky) | | |arrested on suspicion of anti-government | | |In order to allow the Nazis to gain full |activities and held indefinitely in prison.
The African-American origins of these compositions alone were reason enough for the Nazis to believe it was unsuitable for the ears of the German people; it was consequently entirely boycotted and it was made both illegal and socially unacceptable to promote this genre. Also, the Nazis banned Jewish musicians from performing; by stripping them not only of work but of their passion, the Nazis found a way of repressing the Jewish people further then they already were. These bans reinforced Nazi/general anti-Semitic ideas
The central proposition here is that the relentless dynamism and the commitment to a politics of struggle that had carried the Nazi movement into power were dispersed into the political system as a whole after 1933, depriving it of any stability or predictability. As leaders improvised agencies and policies in the competition to define and enact the amorphous will of the regime and its leader, the result was pre-emptive, cumulative radicalization of the regime's political direction. The most radical policy of all, the extermination of the Jews, could also be understood not primarily as the step by step realization of Hitler's own ideological programme by responsive and obedient henchmen, but as the outcome of the perverse, proliferation
Liebenfels stressed the superiority of the Germans, the inevitability of racial conflict and the inferiority of the Jews. The master race, by its very nature, had to grow. Selective breeding and the systematic sterilization of inferior races was the answer. (Sherman, 718) When war broke out in 1914, Hitler believed he had found salvation. (Sherman, 719) The struggle and discipline of war gave meaning to Hitler's life.
Why was Nazi Germany anti-Semitic and what was the government’s “final solution”? Anti-Semitism is prejudice against, or hostility towards Jews. Holocaust refers to the complete burning of a substance by flame and describes the final solution reaching in Germany in 1942 to exterminate the Jewish race. So far as many Germans were concerned, Hitler had revived the economy, restored national pride and improved their lives. They believed they belonged to a Volksgenmeinschaft that proved for their needs and to which they owed their obedience.
With Hitler being appointed as chancellor in 1933, the path towards the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games became bound into Hitler’s policies which included scientific racism, social Darwinism and eugenics. Scientific racism, according to Wikipedia, is the use of scientific techniques and hypothesis to sanction a belief n racial superiority, inferiority or racism. In this belief the Nazi hierarchy singled out the Aryan as a master race. Nazi Germany relied heavily on social Darwinism to justify discrimination against non-Aryans such as Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals and any other groups that did not fit the Nazi profile of an Aryan. Social Darwinism is the application of the Darwinian theory of the survival of the fittest to the human race.
Topic: What kinds of techniques were successfully employed by Adolf Hitler to establish a dictatorship in Germany? Discuss the Nazi Party’s use of legislation, terror, propaganda, racism and trade unions. The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, employed a number of techniques to form a dictatorship in Germany. These included propaganda, terror and racism, all of which had a definitive purpose and helped the Nazi Party to not only come to power, but to then rule with an iron fist over State affairs. “Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of the crowd.” Adolf Hitler said this sentence in his notorious book, Mein Kampf, which translates to ‘My Struggle’.