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Essay plan Mao and Hitler. Compare and contrast the rise to power of two rulers of single party states.

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Essay Plan Mao. Compare and contrast the rise to power of two rulers of single party states. Thesis: Hitler and Mao?s rise to power differed mainly on their political career and party leadership. Yet both shared strong ideologies, which helped them in their rise to power. Paragraph 1: Both Hitler and Mao used propaganda in order to address the middle classes and peasants, who represented the majority of the population. 1. Hitler: Lebensraum - attract working class. Mein Kampf - master Aryan race. Anti-Semite polices ? attract NSADP members (1920 ? 20 members, 1928 ? 108,000 members). 2. Mao: The Eight Rules of Discipline - approach to the peasants. ...read more.

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1. Mao: Myth of the Long March ? gain popularity and respect, while appealing to the mandate of heaven. PLA?s guerrilla tactics ? defeated the KMT and proved Mao as a strategic leader. 2. Hitler: Declining support for the Nazi Party ? middle classes afraid of its extreme violence (July 1932 Nazi?s had 230 seats, November 1932 Nazi?s had 196 seats). 3. Interpretation: Ron Rosenbaum argues that Hitler?s rise to power was strongly based on a series of fortunate events, which turned Germans in his favour. Paragraph 3: Hitler and Mao possessed strong ideologies, which were even more effective through the fact both faced weak oppositions; the Weimar Republic and the KMT. ...read more.

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Paragraph 4: Hitler gained political power democratically, while Mao became leader of China after fighting two Chinese Civil Wars. 1. Mao: Defeat of the KMT ? Won Second Chinese civil war in 1949 and became the leader of China. Sino-Japanese War ? By winning such war in 1937 Mao gain even more popularity and support. 2. Hitler: Gaining seats in the Reichstag ? through propaganda and scheming Hitler was able to increase from 32 seats in May 1924 to 288 in March 1933. Enabling Act ? Hitler used a legal process, article 48, in order to consolidate his powers as Fuhrer. 3. Interpretations: Gary King argues that Hitler?s rise to power was completely legal and democratic just because the Weimar constitution was useless. ...read more.

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