Hitler A Monster Essay

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Hitler benefited from a unique set of circumstances, which provided opportunities for him to advance his leadership and power aspirations. It took, however, an extraordinary politician to achieve the level of political success he experienced in being appointed chancellor of Germany with only minority support from the ballot box. Through clever positioning, dogged determination, intimidation and masterful salesmanship Hitler maneuvered continuously until he gained and sustained power. His early political actions along with his introductory years as chancellor showed promise of achieving great things for Germany, but ultimately his delusional vision in which his ideology was based misguided his actions and the world witnessed a monster. Signs of his 'monster ' potential where apparent from the start and with this in mind his rise to leadership is all the more extraordinary. Hitler embodies the definition of both extraordinary and politician and demonstrated this by succeeding in turning a fledgling democratic system into a dictatorship. , , His …show more content…
His ideology was further refined by his post war activities and his abhorrence of the Treaty of Versailles, in particular the ‘Guilt Clause’. The ‘Guilt Clause’ was an attempt by the Allie treaty negotiators to have Germany take moral responsibility for the cost of the war whilst setting a reparation payment amount, which would not destroy Germany completely. Contemporaneously, exhausted economically and spiritually by post war events, including the instability of the Weimer Republic, the financial and moral terms of the Treaty of Versailles, and the impact of the World Economic Crisis with associated hyperinflation and unemployment, the German people had developed an appetite for a more prosperous future. , The convergence of these conditions provided the platform for Hitler’s to rise to

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