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The Rise and Fall of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

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G.C.S.E. History Coursework. Assignment 1: The Rise and Fall of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler had numerous beliefs. These included the belief that Germany needed one single effective leader and that he was that person. He also had a detestation of the Armistice, The Treaty of Versailles, Communism and Democracy. Then there was also his view on races - pure Aryan's flawless - other races, particularly Jews - substandard, and the fact that he wanted to bring together all German speaking people into one Great Fatherland taking land East of Germany to create Lebensraum - living space. There were many events and significant times in Hitler's existence, which encouraged him to form these viewpoints. Hitler's association with his parents was a significant influence upon Hitler and helped to form his way of thinking and point of view. As he was spoilt dreadfully by his mother, Klara, leading him to have a very excessive opinion of himself, which then later led him to believe that he was the one strong leader Germany needed. Adolf's father, Alois, was very thick-skinned on him as a child, and was rather aggressive towards him. ...read more.


Hitler read pamphlets against Jews and probably developed his hatred of them at this time. Hitler also began to hate the communists and socialists and blame them for Germany's problems. Hitler was obsessed with Wagner Opera's and great German heroes. Another turning point came for Hitler when World War One started in 1914. Hitler was now living in Munich and enlisted in the German Army. War offered Hitler excitement and he saw it as a chance to prove Germany's greatness and destroy Germany's enemies. Hitler served as a corporal and was a dispatch rider, taking messages to the front line. He was awarded the Iron Cross twice for bravery. Hitler was so obsessed with war that he hardly ever took home leave. He showed little regard for his colleagues when they were dying around him. He was more upset when a dog went missing. A very important turning point came in November 1918 when Hitler received news of the German surrender and defeat. At the time he was recovering in hospital because of being in a gas attack. ...read more.


The stormtroopers would go to the meetings of the communists and socialists and cause chaos or beat the people at the meetings up. A final and really important turning point for Hitler came in 1923 when he tried and failed to seize power in Munich Putsch, resulting in a nine-month prison sentence. The trial gave Adolf a lot of publicity and fame which helped to spread his views across Germany, but his failure of the Putsch made him more determined to get into power, by winning votes legally, not by force. Whilst in prison he wrote his autobiography 'Mein Kampf' in which he set out all of his beliefs. His hatred of the Treaty of Versailles and his determination to reverse it, his hatred of the Jews, Communists, Socialists and Democracy were a few of his beliefs that were put in Mein Kampf. Also in his autobiography was his belief that he was the strong leader Germany needed to make it powerful again, his belief in a pure Aryan race, and also his belief to bring all German-speaking people together into a great Fatherland. This would involve conquering new territory in the Communists Eastern Europe. All these beliefs were now well formed and had been influenced by the turning points in Hitler's life as outlined above. ...read more.

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