Essay on Adolf Hitler And The German Military

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On April 20th, 1889, a man was born in the town of Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary. That man came to be known as Adolf Hitler. When he was three, he moved from his hometown in Austria-Hungary to Germany. As a child, he had an interest in becoming an artist. He also became obsessed with German nationalist ideas, despising the declining House of Habsburg. However, when his younger brother died in 1900, he became increasingly detached.

After his father’s death, his mother permitted him to drop out of school. He moved to Vienna, Austria in 1905, where he spent his time laboring and painting. He attempted to enroll into a fine arts academy; however, he was denied. When his mother sadly passed away, he was impoverished and had to stay in homeless shelters, at least for a while. He allegedly stated that his stay in Vienna was what inspired his antisemitic beliefs.

At the start of World War I, Hitler served as a corporal in the German military. He was present in several major battles; he was wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He received numerous awards for bravery. However, Hitler became resentful due to Germany’s defeat in World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, which ended German imperialism.

After World War I, Hitler moved to Munich, where he met with the chairman of the German Worker’s Party — Anton Drexler. He was inspired by many of the antisemitic, nationalist, and anti-communist beliefs. So, the German Worker’s Party invited him in 1919.

The party soon renamed…

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