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Was Hitler A Talitorian Dictator?

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Was Hitler A Talitorian Dictator? By Nikhil Shah To a certain extent, Hitler was a Talitorian Dictator. He led a one party state that essentially controlled the lives of the German population from the cradle to the grave. Hitler exploited three main tactics to institute and fortify his dictatorship; the manoeuvring of the German legal system, the use of brutal terror; and sly propaganda. The Hitler did various things to manipulate the German legal system, he began with the Reichstag was burnt down by a mad Dutchman, named Maranus Vandelu. Hitler used this current situation to his advantage, by saying, it was a communist act, and in doing so, he asked Hindenburg for complete control over Germany on a temporary basis, to get rid of them. As the delegates of the German parliament were terrified of a communist revolution, they gave him what he asked for, and the Enabling Act was passed in March 1933. Thus, giving him the power to make and pass any law he wished without even consulting or needing a vote in the Reichstag. In essence, it established Hitler's political dictatorship over night. Along side the Enabling Act, Hitler banned all KPD/SPD parties' i.e. ...read more.

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It consisted of the SD, which was responsible for state security, the wauffen SS units, supported the army, death head units, which were controlled by the concentration camps, and finally the Gestapo's-which searched out the enemies of the state (under Himmler). All these methods of torture were widely used in conjunction with the D.11 form. By 1939, Hitler had imprisoned a 162,000 Germans without a trial. Fundamentally, through terror, no one dared say anything different, thus giving him the support of the people. In 1934, on the 30th June, Hitler had ordered the SA to murder Rohm along with the SA leaders. There two main reasons he did this: Rohm was a major threat to his leadership, and even though he had helped him to get to power, he was his greatest rival, and could take the risk. Secondly, to carry out Hitler's plans he needed the backing of the army, and the army disliked Rohm, so with him out of the way, the army would now engage full support to Hitler. Concisely, Hitler had got rid of his rival, thus securing his leadership. Coupled with that, he made the army swear an oath of Hitler, not Germany, so the army would do as Hitler pleased with no concern of Germany's welfare. ...read more.

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He did this through the Hitler myth, which covered three main aspects: he played with kids to show he was caring, he read books, implicating that he was clever and intellect, and he was seen in uniform, giving the thought that he was brave and strong (though in actual fact probably never achieved any medals). He did not need to be seen doing this, but these were the images portrayed through posters, billboards, newsreels etc. In basic terms, the image in the minds of the people of Hitler was kind, intellectual, brave and strong etc. these were the kind of qualities they wanted in a leader. Though Hitler may not have been all that, it eliminated any doubt throughout Germany of his leadership. This made Hitler look superhuman and thus gaining further support from German people, and thereby strengthening hid dictatorship. In my final analysis, Hitler was a Talitorian Dictator. He led a one party state that in fact controlled the lives of the German inhabitants from the cradle to the grave. To do this Hitler exploited three main tactics to establish and strengthen his dictatorship; the manoeuvring of the German legal system, the use of violent terror; and cunning propaganda. ...read more.

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