Hitler's Breaking Of Individualism

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During modern times, Hitler and Stalin also utilized secret police to enforce their rule, but in a more radical way against citizens of their own countries, not just slaves. After Hitler became chancellor in 1933, he was extremely cautious of uprisings. While the Nazi party agreed with creating a perfect state by cleansing the state of Jews, not all people approved of the idea. Therefore, Hitler created the Gestapo, a secret police force that helped solidify Nazi control by identifying and arresting anti-Nazi agents in Germany (Lerner). The Gestapo uprooted, arrested, and executed any anti-Nazis and their sympathizers to dismay any threat to the government. In 1936 Hitler passed a law that allowed the Gestapo to execute without judicial rule, …show more content…
Outside thinking is prohibited, as are thoughts against the state. It is meant to break down individual thinking that leads people to desire more than what they have. Social classes are important in a Totalitarian state because everyone is given a role, a purpose in life to follow. Essentially, everyone belongs to everyone else. This ideology is especially evident in BNW where the Bokanovsky Process produces eight to ninety-six identical humans (Huxley 8). At birth these humans are conditioned by genetic selection and alcoholic chemical treatments during their childhood to their pre-determined class by the World Controllers. The classes range are derived from the Greek alphabet from Alpha Plus (Intellectuals) to the Epsilon Minus (Morons). The Alpha and Beta class are made up of intelligent citizens that contribute to the managerial tasks of society. They are free to associate amongst themselves, but to associate with a lower class is social suicide and strictly prohibited. The other three classes: Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons, do the manual labor of society. With everyone taking Soma, every person is happy in their own social class and gleefully accepts their fate. Every person has a pre-determined role in society that is seen as important in its own way. In BNW, having everyone self-contained in a social class is widely accepted because of Soma, but …show more content…
His society was commutatively against all the Jewish people and the classes were clearly defined. Either you were a German citizen that was pro-Nazi or anti-Nazi. If you were anti-Nazi, you were not a part of the collective society and executed for treason. While Stalin didn’t categorize his citizens into distinct classes, he forced society into an agricultural collectivization. When he rose to supremacy, he wanted the Soviet Union to transform from a peasant society into an agricultural superpower by allowing the government to take over control of the farms (Gill 222). Millions of farmers were appalled by his actions since they had owned these farms all their lives. Anyone who was not in compliance, was executed on the spot. This was a critical failure as it caused widespread famine across the Soviet Union. Social class wasn’t needed for compliance during Stalin’s regime because anyone that did not align with his ideologies was labeled as the enemy and subsequently

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