The Greatest Political Weapon Of Terror Essay

1085 Words May 31st, 2016 5 Pages
“The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear,” Heinrich Himmler, leader of the Waffen-SS and prominent member of the Nazi Party. The Nazi Party was founded after WWI by veterans and revolutionaries hoping to see a change in their countries’ civilian-led government. Led by Adolf Hitler, the Nazi party became the only political party in Germany from 1933-1945 using religious like nationalism, racism, and taking advantage of a loss of hope felt by the German people during the Great Depression to build their reputation. When Adolf Hitler began his pursuit of political power in 1919, he was only one man with ideas about political and racial issues, but by 1933, he was the Fürhur and Chancellor of Germany and leader of the German people who believed in his ideas and would fight to the death to uphold them. On June 28, 1919, representatives from the United States, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan, signed the Treaty of Versailles officially ending WWI. The treaty stated that Germany and her allies during the Great War were responsible for billions of dollars of damages and millions of causalities on both sides, and as such should make reparations to the allied powers. Even through Austria, Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire took partial responsibility for the origins of the war, while paying reparations, Germany was thought to be the country responsible for creating rising…

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