Similarities Between Stalin And Hitler

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Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler were unarguably the two most powerful leaders to ever rule Russia and Germany. The pair spread terror across the Europe as they took power and aimed to consolidate it. Stalin was born in Georgia, which was then part of the Russian empire, and was the son of a cobbler. During his time as a student he began reading Marxist literature and it inspired him to devote his time to the revolutionary movement against the Russian monarchy. He would often get arrested and exiled to Siberia during his time as an activist, however when the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917 he rose through the ranks of the party. In 1922, he was appointed General Secretary by Lenin and after Lenin’s death in 1924; he took advantage of his position …show more content…
He was born in Austria and his route to power started as a student. His extreme political and racial ideas originated from his rejection from the Vienna School of Arts. He decided to move to Munich and enrol in the army. After fighting in the First World War, he joined the German Worker’s Party (DAP) and by 1921 he was the leader what was now the Nazi Party. He resented the right-wing side of politics and promised extreme answers to Germany’s post war problems. After being appointed Chancellor in January 1933, he took advantage of his newly gained power and eventually became the outright leader in Germany. Stalin and Hitler’s policies played a huge part in their rise to power and I will discuss the similarities and differences of …show more content…
Industrialization and collectivization seemed to be for the good of the country by bringing Russia up to a world power, while Hitler’s militarization policy seemed the same. However, the propaganda regime under Stalin hid the harsh reality of reality and his policies. Propaganda also played a role in Hitler’s rule as he made the public believe that what Hitler was doing was for the benefit of the public. This was portrayed through Hitler’s mesmerizing rallies that attracted thousands of the public. Although they were never allies as Hitler was capitalist and Stalin was communist, they are undoubtedly two of the strongest and most feared leaders of the twentieth

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