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Study Sources A and C. Compare these sources as evidence for Hitler's style of leadership.

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(a) Study Sources A and C Compare these sources as evidence for Hitler's style of leadership. (30) Both sources A and C have a structuralist view of Hitler's leadership style however source A is not overly clear on its view. Source A says 'It is the duty of everybody to work towards the Fuhrer' this suggests that Hitler expects the people below him to keep the country running however also that they should believe he is a great force. The fact that people had to work towards him shows that he was a weak leader, not integrated into every detail of the running of the country which it is believe a strong leader should be. Source C is very strong within its view of Hitler's leadership style. ...read more.

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This leads back to source A which mentions delegating. Without the people under Hitler making decisions, Germany would have fallen apart. Whilst this could be a sign of a strong leadership the fact that Hitler 'took the view that many things sorted themselves out' and that 'he disliked the study of documents' this suggests a weak leader of Germany. Source A suggests that the citizens of Germany did not see the chaos that seemed to linger below the surface. It tries to defend Hitler's weak leader ship in a speech justifying the lack of written orders from Hitler. 'The Fuhrer can hardly dictate from above everything which he intends to achieve'. This is saying he is not a weak leader but simply does not have the time to give orders to everyone but source C tells us ...read more.

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The Secretary of food however would not of been top of Hitler's list of priorities and so he probably did not have full view of Hitler's leadership. Source C was written in 1964 after the war by Fritz Wiedemann. It was part of his Memoirs, this shows that it is some of the detail but not all so vital information could have been left out or forgotten. However he was Hitler's personal assistant meaning he was very close to Hitler and knew what Hitler did and how he reacted to things. He was one of the people that had full view of the style of Hitler's leadership. The sources indicate that Hitler's style of leadership was weak with much delegation involved. Some may argue that this was intentional but source C indicates laziness rather than intentional chaos. ...read more.

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