Poison Gas: Most of people assume that poison gas was used first by the German. It’s not really accurate. It was used by the French to stop the seemingly unstoppable German army advancing throughout Belgium and North-Eastern France. In one sense, it was an act of desperation but went against the 'rules' of war. However, while the French were the first to use a gas against an enemy, the Germans had been giving a great deal of thought to the use of poison gas as a way of defeating enemy.
This made him popular because most Germans were against the treaty too. Hitler knew how to make himself popular amongst the Germans. He gave responsibility to some of his most trusted followers the job to spread the ideas of the Nazis throughout Germany. He intended to do this by splitting Germany into districts. To convince children, teachers and students there were Nazi clubs which told them about the ways of the Nazis.
Hitler captured people in his speeches with his promises of a better Germany, but he also taught his hatred of Jews in the process. “It was Hitler’s belief that the Jews had too much money, land and the power of the press.” (library.thinkquest.org) Hitler caused mass hysteria against Jews by creating this frame of mind that they were the cause of all things bad just like Abigail and her posse did to Salem. Unfortunately, the people who are completely innocent in these cases get punished the most. In both the Salem witch trials and the Holocaust many people were killed who were not
In the novel the wave, Morton Rhue demonstrates how the characters come to comprehend that social pressure is abhorrent and its threatening force not only in the German Nazi but in an average day life. Robert is one of the characters with an optimistic attitude towards the experiment thinking that it was positive and that it was authorized for everyone to feel equal. David also felt what Robert was feeling from the beginning of the trial until he recognized the negativity and the unconstructiveness of research. David has come to thought that the experiment has made him force and brainwash others to become a member of The Wave, how he peer pressured those who didn’t want to be in group or when he nearly hurt his girlfriend Laurie Saunders. This is evident when David held her tightly and whispered “God, I’m sorry”.
During the 20th century, the Germans faced an appalling economic depression and during that time, the people lost trust in their government, and taking advantage of this opportunity, Hitler rose to power. Germany became secluded, and to the German people, Hitler was their ultimate savior. In a matter of years, Hitler rapidly rose to power and boosted the economy. Hitler and his Nazi party rise to power was one of chance and circumstance. His alternative views struck chord with the people; he was able to channel Germany’s disgust for the Weimar Republic, Treaty of Versailles and minority groups into support for his National socialist Party.
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". While World War I and the Treaty of Versailles was just over a decade before his rise to power, it played a large role in the propaganda Hitler spread about in order to gain support from the people and influence them with his ideas. After World War I, Europe's economy was in a great recession. The US, in a post-war economic boom, had been sending aid to various European nations and the world economy was brought up by their economic success. The 1929 Great Depression in the States had a global impact, and most prominently on Germany.
The treaty of versailles was one of the peace treaties signed at the end of ww1 after months of argument and negotiation amongst the "big three" to what the treaty should contain. Germany dispised the treaty as they believed it was harsh and treated them unfairly. One of the reasons for which the treaty of Versailles was so harsh on the Germans was that everybody wanted to punish Germany for its crimes. One of its main crimes was having starting the war, which was considered the worst crime against humanity. Another was the Zeppelin air raids.
The new name was Petrograd and it substituted the initial, German-sounding name; San Petersburg. The Tsar was delighted by the immense boost in popularity he was experiencing. However, this wouldn’t last long and his prestige would be shattered into pieces together with the Romanov dynasty. The war had a clear impact of the autocracy, particularly in the perception people had of it. After the birth of bodies like the Union of Zemstva and the Congress of Representatives of Industry, people began to wonder whether these organisations would have any type of influence in the war.
Germany was part of the reason that the Arms Race happened. The Arms race was the naval rivalry between the British and German navies. Britain had always had the strongest navy forces, but a power hungry Germany sought to change this. It goes without saying this would have caused tension between Germany and Britain, especially since Germany thought Britain where overreacting. This was shown by Kaiser Wilhelm in an interview with the Daily Telegraph in 1908: “You English are like mad bulls: you see red everywhere!
Why did Adolf Hitler pursue a path to War? Germany’s loss in the Great War had a monumental effect on Adolf Hitler and was the reason he pursued a life of politics. Following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919, involving its many clauses undermining the stability of Germany, and causing irreparable damage to the German public’s psyche, the population needed something to boost morale. With unemployment at 6 million in 1933 Hitler’s specific ideals of Lebensraum, racial purity and the uniting of the German people because of these, gave Germany a clear vision that the public could support. Following the defeat of Imperial Germany in World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in order to impose restrictions on Germany and help prevent the country from causing another outbreak of war.