An Evaluation on the Personal and Political Nature of Adolf Hitler During the years 1908-1933

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An Evaluation on the Personal and Political Nature of Adolf Hitler During the years 1908-1933

Chapter 1

In the sixty years since the ending of the Second World War and despite the allied victory over the Nazi occupation of Europe, the man who caused it all still, to this day has many thousands of publications about his life and his evil regime on Europe during the Second World War written and published whether it be through books, films or other media. Many have portrayed Hitler as a man of great evil with a recent film documentary entitled Hitler: the rise of evil in 2003[1] being a prime example of this. It depicted the rhetoric ruthlessness and obsessive determination that propelled him to
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The nature of his personality is not often reflected or analysed in great depth to try and comprehend what made him make the decisions he did. Often pre-conceived ideas and evidence of mass murder along with modern day political teachings in school hinder individual interpretations and clarity of what drove Hitler to do what he did, and how he managed to manipulate Germany to follow him through his eventual dictatorship and control of the Nazi party.

A wider and more historical assessment of Hitler as an individual that focuses on his own personal hatred for the theory of Marxism shall be considered. His personal opinions written and defined in Mein Kampf create a clear and structured dissatisfaction of the treatment Germany at the Treaty of Versailles settlement in 1919. It also contains within it rash and sweeping statements pinpointing the blame for the German depression on Jewish centralised control, of the major capitalist means of production, further igniting his personal resentment towards the theory of Marxism.

Within this extended essay I aim to assess the rise of Hitler concentrating on several areas during certain periods in order to try and evaluate the question raised why he may have done what he did. The seven parts shall be split into the following areas which include, the Vienna period including

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