Adolf Hitler As A Totalitarian Ruler Essay

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Adolf Hitler was considered to be a totalitarian ruler. Totalitarianism is a type of leadership in government who has absolute control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution. They are generally an authoritarian individual, group, or form of government. It was shown through Hitler’s historical background and the effects of the Treaty of Versailles leading up to his rule. Followed by Hitler’s rise to power due to the Reichstag and the Munich Putsch beginning his totalitarian rule. Finally, his policies during his rule and how he used censorship and the power in his Third Reich in order to maintain the authority of a totalitarian ruler. Due to Germany’s extreme aggression in WWI “the European Allied Powers decided to impose a particularly stringent treaty obligations upon the defeated Germany.”(Treaty) On May 17th 1919 German leaders were forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty “demanded demilitarization and occupation of the Rhineland and the Saarland be placed under French control.”(Treaty) Not to mention “the limitations placed on Germanys army limiting them too only 100,000 men, and was forbidden to maintain an air force.” (Treaty)
The treaty stated that Germany had to accept full responsibility for cause of WWI (Treaty) Germany was liable for all material damages having to pay reparations for WWI. “This led to The Weimar Republic over printing money, causing a hyperinflation. This combined with the effects of the great…

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