The Political Methods Of Adolf Stalin And Adolf Hitler

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Hannah Arendt, a political theorist, once said “The masses have to be won by propaganda.” This quote exemplifies one of the ruling methods utilized by both Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Joseph Stalin ruled Russia from 1924 to 1953, while Adolf Hitler ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. Given that Joseph Stalin ruled for more years than Adolf Hitler, one may reasonably conclude that the impact of Stalin’s rule would be greater than that of Hitler. However, Hitler was much more impactful on his society as being a violent and extreme leader than others imagine. Hitler took control of Germany and made forces have unlimited power. Hitler was also notoriously known for the Holocaust and killed approximately eleven million people during his reign. …show more content…
As said in the book World War II Biographies, “...farmers were forced to give up their small family farms and move onto state-owned,collective farms...” (Howes 249-250). As indicated in the quote above, Stalin moved peasants out of their private farms onto a public ones. If the farmers did not listen they were “...killed or sent to the ‘gulags’- the network labor camps set up for those who accused crimes against the state” or even “...starved when the government punished them by taking their grain” (Howes 250). If people did not obey Stalin’s orders the government punished them severely. They were killed, starved, or sent to gulags. What Stalin accomplished was not as violent and extreme compared to Hitler’s political decisions. Hitler abolished all the rights of German citizens and made the lives of the Jewish people even worse by making them “subjects” instead of German “citizens”. Furthermore, Hitler allowed the Gestapo to behave however they want. Compared to Stalin’s people who were left to starve, killed, or sent to gulags. The examples notes demonstrate why Stalin was not as intense as Hitler due to Hitler’s actions and decisions as the Füher of …show more content…
Hitler removed laws that protected the citizens of Germany and established laws against the Jewish community that treated them unfairly. Furthermore, Hitler treated the Jewish community miserably outside of concentration camps as well as inside concentration camps. He commanded that horrific things to be done to the people who were sent there. Hitler abolished laws such as the civil rights which took away all the rights from the citizens of Germany had. Additionally, Hitler made many laws, one example is where a law segregated the Jews and the non-Jews. The decisions he made politically, such as the laws gave him total power of Germany. Since the laws did not protect the citizens, Hitler could go against the Jews and he harmed them outside of concentration camps. Such as the Night of Broken Glass which is where the Jews really started being targeted against. Many were killed, beat up, or sent to concentration camps. What he did to the Jewish people in concentration camps was horrific, he treated them horribly in and most of them ended cremated. In conclusion, despite claims that Joseph Stalin was a more violent and extreme leader than Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s actions and decisions prove contradictory to such

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