Leadership Qualities Of Adolf Hitler

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Hitler was arguably one of the most influential people in the world. Showing quality

leadership traits from a young age, he moved to politics after having his dream of being an artist

was crushed. This began what most will call one of the largest scale genocides in history. Hitler

successfully eliminated over eleven million people. After attempting to follow a career in art, he

was denied entry into the art school of his choice, therefore, he went into politics and had the

vision to one day rule the world. Using political strategies, Adolf Hitler was able to manipulate

an entire nation in order to start the genocide against the Jews. He reached the highest level of

power, eventually becoming the chancellor and dictator of Germany.
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Once he reached

secondary school, however, the workload became too much and as a result stopped trying

altogether. He was not very popular at this time and even failed his exams at the age of 15. He

was required to repeat the year, but he decided to quit school as a whole, living without a formal

education. Fast forward three years to find Hitler in Vienna, living off his inheritance from his

father. He was attempting to pursue a career in art, as it was his best subject. He applied to

Vienna Academy of Art and the School of Architecture. Both applications were rejected. This

was the first step for Hitler becoming a politician (“Hitler 's Boyhood”). He found interest in anti-
Semitic ideas. During World War I, he fought and eventually gained the rank of corporal. After

being blinded by a gas attack, he was forced to resign temporarily. He also fell into a state of

mental illness, depression to be more specific. Hitler did not know what to do from that point on

until 1919, he attended his first meeting of the German Workers’ party. He joined as a spy for the

german army, and hoped to shut down the group until, much to his dismay, he found
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He then retreated to his

private quarters with Braun, where he and his wife proceeded to poison themselves and their

dogs. After being poisoned, in an effort to ensure the job is finished, Hitler shot himself in the

head. Their bodies were discovered and cremated in the chancellery garden. Eight days later, on

8 May 1945, the German forces surrendered (“Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide”).

Though known as one of the most evil men in history, Hitler was amazing at starting a

movement and leading a group. After his goal of becoming an artist was crushed, he learned he

has talents in another field, politics. His hatred for the Jewish people drove him to become an all- powerful dictator and his determination ensured the position. His rise demonstrates the power of

rhetoric, propaganda, and scapegoating as means by which to lead, particularly during an

economic crisis. Adolf Hitler was responsible more than anyone else for the outbreak of human

civilization’s most deadly war, World War II along with being responsible for bringing about

one of history’s greatest tragedies and its most famous instance of genocide, the

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