World War II Essays & Term Papers

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Adolf Hitler was perhaps one of the most evil men in history of the world. When Hitler came into power he turned Germany into a fully militaarized society and launched World War II. There was a time during Hitler's dictatorship that he had dominated most of Europe and North Africa. Hitler caused the slaughter of millions of Jews and others whom he considered inferior human beings. Hitler considered everything to be under him, he looked at his fellow humans as mere bricks in the world struc

3-2-98 Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler Once lived the two most horrible people on earth. Both of those people were leaders of a country and both of them killed millions and millions of people just to rise to power. Their names are Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Adolph Hitler was no better then Joseph Stalin. Hitler him self tried to wipe out a whole race of people just because he lost World War I. He tried to take his anger out on the Jews. Hitler wasn’t always at power; he

Adolf Hitler A psychological look at what he did Adolf Hitler is known for his single-handed massacre of 6 million Jews. He is also known for being a lunatic and, for lack of a better term, completely out of his mind. I, however, believe there is a different reason. That is what I will present to you in this paper, a possibility of a different reason of why Hitler did what he did. With out being able to speak with Hitler my self and all of the reports and biographies on him and his

Hitler was one of the most, if not the most cruel man to ever walk the face of the earth. His belief of the superiorority of the "Aryan" race made him hate all others. He believed that the slaws to the east should be made work for the German people. He thought of blacks as being "Sub-human". And Most of all he hated the Jews. So much that in early 1945, when equipment and manpower was badly needed on the front Hitler insisted on man and equipment staying and continuing to transport Je

The dictatorship of Hitler was much worse then that of Stalin. Hitler was one of the most powerful leaders in time. Once he was in power he quickly established himself as a dictator. Thousands of anti-nazis were sent off to concentration camps. Hitler relied on his secret police, the Gestapo, and on jails and camps to intimidate his opponents, but most Germans supported him. His armament drive wiped out unemployment. Discrediting the churches with charges of corruption and immo

The rise of Adolph Hitler contained many key factors that allowed him to become the powerful dictator of Germany that we remember him as today. These factors range from the mindsets of the people around him to the economical factors of the day. Without each of these important conditions, Hitler’s rise to power might have been a much slower, or for that matter, inexistent, process. The first major factor was that Germany was experiencing a Great Depression, much like the situation

The Nazi s perceived the Jewish community and other non-Aryan groups deviant and outsiders of the German society. If you were a true German, Adolph Hitler believed you should hate these people with a vengeance. The Jewish community made up a great percentage of Germany at the time Hitler and his totalitarianism began to make face. Hitler, obviously a racist, knew that these people could disagree with his authority and possibly do something about it. Therefore, Hitler took it upon hims

Hitler came to power the legitimate way, through participating in elections. True he broke or bent a few rules and cheated and lied but probably no more than any other politician. It is common belief that had Hitler come along at another less desperate time for Germany, history would have played itself out very differently. Germany was weak. The people were miserable and Germans were scared after being hit with wave after wave after wave of calamity. The Nazis provided the answer for impover

Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler had a great intellectual mind, but he himself used his mind for evil, not for good. Thus, Hitler took his insanity out on the Jews because he was a failure in most of his life. His feelings toward Jewish people were corrupt; this was because he had a thing against this Jewish race. The people caused Hitler no harm, but Hitler took it upon himself to take over Europe and create a super human race. Hitler, with his great mind, took over Europe by meeting with hig

Adolf Hitler Hitler’s Childhood Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in a small Austrian village called Braunau-am-Inn. Adlof was born a sickly child, his mother, Klara, watched over him night and day. Klara Hitler protected young Adolf from her short-tempered husband, Alois. Adolf grew into a thin, dark-haired, blue-eyed boy with an angular face (Twisted 63). At the age of 6, Hitler started school and showed excellent achievement in his classes. Outside of school young Hitler

The book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) was written by Adolf Hitler before World War II (1933). Hitler was an evil genius, which wrote of how he felt about racial elements and how he felt they were differently situated. Hitler also wrote of the importance of propaganda, and the correct use of the lies propaganda creates. The ideas Hitler speaks of are actually very brilliant and well thought out, they are just used to an extreme. Hitler was a very smart man when it came to propaganda. This is p

Hitler s Childhood Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in a small Austrian village called Braunau-am-Inn. Adlof was born a sickly child, his mother, Klara, watched over him night and day. Klara Hitler protected young Adolf from her short-tempered husband, Alois. Adolf grew into a thin, dark-haired, blue-eyed boy with an angular face (Twisted 63). At the age of 6, Hitler started school and showed excellent achievement in his classes. Outside of school young Hitler was energetic and

Early Life Adolf Hitler was born April 20 1889, in the Austrian town of Braunau am Inn. The son of Alois, a customs offical, and Klara Hitler. Adolf's father died in 1903 which brought relief to Hitler because his dad "pushed" him to much. When Klara (his mom) died in 1907, it had a major traumatic effect on him. Soon Hitler started failling school and then things head for the worst. Adolf started thinking up of all the dangers that the Jews had on the white race or Aryan race. In 191

The Life of Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th day of April of the year 1889. He was born in the small town of Austria known as Braunau. It was right along the Inn River across from Germany. His father was Alois Hilter and right after his son s birth, he moved his family to Linz, Austria. Adolf started school there and at first was a good student but later in his studies he did poorly. This disappointed and angered Alois, his father, because his father s hopes were that Hitler one

Swastika Love, Life, Luck, Light; is a representation of some of humanity’s most wanted expressions! The swastika is a loved and welcomed symbol for many peoples in the world. The swastika is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles. It is also referred to in geometry as an icasagon. There are two versions of the swastika, one goes clockwise, and the other goes counter clockwise. Many people in the world pronounce the swastika “suavastika”. The swastika is a wor

Haffner, Sebastian. The Meaning of Hitler, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979. The Meaning of Hitler, by Sebastian \]Haffner, is a book which is hard to define. Only 165 pages long, Haffner has crammed more relevant information into this book than many twice its length. He observes Hitler’s roller coaster ride through life and the country that he eventually took along. From Hitler’s private life to the complete betrayal of Germany, Haffner evaluates the conditions

From 1920-1945 a political Party known as the Nazi party ruled Germany. It was lead by a man how would eventually come to be the Chancellor of Germany, a man who the German people would worship and post his picture next to those of Jesus Christ. This man was a powerful speaker, a speaker who would leave you bewildered, who would make you get up and fight on his side. His name was Adolf Hitler. From a boy who lived as an artist on the streets of Vienna, from a boy who never held a steady job a

During the time leading up to World War II, there were two leaders who were on rival sides, the men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each dominate in their rise to power. These two leaders were similar in the ways that they achieved their objectives. Their success was mostly identified by their new ideas and strong political stances. Though Hitler and Stalin couldn t stand each other, the two leaders were similar in many ways. Hitler and Stalin became the dictators of the

Hitler Response I think that the American propaganda differs from the German propaganda because it allows people to be more open-minded and choose a side more freely. German Propaganda doesn t allow people to make a free choice. It is a forced choice the put upon the people. Hitler may think that certain people do not deserve freedom, however who is he to say that? He s not god, at least not mine. Everyone deserves freedom, but no one is ever truly free. People spend their lives setti

Using some of the causes in the list explain how both long-term and short-term causes contributed to Hitler s rise to power. The treaty of Versailles caused a reaction of horror and outrage to the Germans. They were being forced to accept a harsh treaty without any choice or even a comment. Ebert was in an extremely difficult position. So he decided to accept the treaty of Versailles terms. When Ebert agreed to sign the treaty the Germans were furious, they were pleased the war had ended but

Hitler's Early Years: Adolph Hitler was born in Braunauam Inn, Austria on April 20,1889. He was the son of a minor customs official and a peasant girl. Hitler was never an educated man, he didn't even finished high school and because of his lack of talent, Hitler was rejected from the Academy of Fine Arts, which he applied to in Vienna. While staying in Vienna until 1913, he lived on an orphan pension, and later earned small earnings from pictures he drew. Adolph Hitler read excessi

The young years: Adoph Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 and lived in south Austria. He left for high school at the age of twelve and did poorly and never did finish. In 1903, his father died when Hitler was only fourteen years old. In 1907, Hitler decided to leave for Vienna to attend the Academy School of Fine Arts. Due to his unsatisfactory drawings, Hitler failed to be accepted. Soon after that, he received a letter from his sister informing him of his mother’s illness, cancer.

To determine the reason for Germany successful in its military, it is obvious that Hitler s strategies on Nazi s army, within the country, and foreign policies are the key role for the militarily successful. In German, far before World War II started, Hitler have planned and prepared for the war. Hitler tried to build up a strong economy by applying economic policies such as investing capital in the economy to prepare for the war. On the other hand, Hitler knows that he need to build up good

ADOLPH HITLER Adolph Hitler and his Nazis had an enormous impact on the world between 1939 – 1945, Causing World War two. Hitler and his Nazis had total power over German social life, starting in 1933 when he came to power, until 1939 when the war began. This project will focus on Hitler youth in this period. Adolph Hitler was born in Austria in 1889 to Alois and Klara Hitler. He was somewhat of a drifter in his early years, dreaming of nothing but studying architecture in Vien

The Wave I have to prove my point to Principal Owen s. I can still make this work, I m sure I can. Over the past week I have shown these kids what it was like to be equal. I can end this experiment, these kids just have to know what they are doing is wrong and it must be stopped. The only problem will be to get help from members that are not in the Wave. Maybe Laurie and David can help me teach these kids a lesson. How can I do it? First I have to get all the Wave members into the one p

In my opinion, the war was going to happen anyway, and appeasement did not make it any more likely than either the weakness of the League of Nations or Hitler's desire to be a world dominator. Appeasement did mean, however, that the war took place on a much larger scale than it would have if something had been done earlier. One example of this occurred in September 1938 when Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister returned to Britain from the Munich Conference. At the airport he held u

The unemployment in Germany from 1928 to 1932 was devastating to the nations economy. Reasons are varied but all are contributing factors. Unemployment soared, it grew 3 1/2 times in just five years. The treaty of Versailles was to blame, as it took away much land, where many natural resources were obtained. Also was the disarmament, which caused much job cuts, as no more weapons were being made. The Jewish were blamed for the bankruptcies and inflation because they were in charge of many

In 1879 on Dec 21 Joseph Stalin was born he ended up dying in 1953 on March 5th. That was only the begging. He grew up and had become one of the undisputed leaders of the USSR from 1929 till his death. In the time that Joseph Stalin was political leader in the USSR he had accomplished many things. One of these many things is the one that made him a very infamous leader. He was one o the first totalitarian leaders. By this it meant that he had complete power over everyone in the USSR. He

Comparison of Hitler and Stalin During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides, the men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. Although Hitler and Stalin hated each other, the two leaders were similar in many ways. Hitler and Stali

Stalin Essay Much like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin was one of the most ruthless and diabolical people in the history of the world. Hitler once said of Stalin, " He is a beast, but he's a beast on a grand scale who must command our unconditional respect. In his own way, he is a hell of a fellow!" (Stalin Breaker of Nations, p.xvi) What Hitler said of Stalin is only his opinion, and it is not a valid one at that. For you must consider the source, it takes a beast like Adolf Hitler to kno

Battle of Stalingrad This city was located 1500 miles of Berlin. The conquering of this city was important for Hitler since this city was a major industrial and oil producing point in Russia. The complete fall of this city could mean loss of the entire country. Numerous battles were fought at this city. This city has been transformed to rubles, many ruined buildings and factories in less than a year, due to excellent German general Friedrick Paulus. The conquering of the city would als

Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin was born on Dec. 21, 1876 in Gori, Georgia. Joseph Stalin’s original name was Iosef Vissaronovich Ozhungashvili, but he adopted his name to Joseph Stalin which means, “man of steel” (World Book 825). His fathers’ name was Vissarion Ivanovich Djugashvili. His father was a drunk and had a job being a shoemaker. Since Joseph’s father didn’t make much money Joseph’s mom, Ekaterina Gleladaz Djugaholi, who became a washer

Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin .. These three names have a vast impact on the idea of dictatorship. These men established dictatorship and guided this type of rule throughout most of their lives. Dictatorship is a form of government in which absolute power is exercised and practiced by one person without hereditary right or the free consent of the citizens living in the country. It takes a person with a lot of courage and grit to become a dictator. These three proletariats possessed that exact

Stalin as a continuation of Lenin Communism is like a mining town. The government owns the people. They are forced to buy government food, work for the government, and follow what the government says, or else. No one can escape because their pachecks come from the same people they pay, causing them to did themselves deeper and deeper into debt. And they are forced to breath the cancerous air, just as the Russians were forced to endure the terror. Russia experienced communism in a horrible way

Joseph Stalin was a Georgian Marxist revolutionary leader and later dictator of the USSR. He was born in Gori, Georgia. He studied at Tiflis Orthodox where he was expelled from in 1899. After joining a Georgian Social Democratic organization in 1898, he became active in a revolutionary underground, and he was twice sent to Siberia. As a leading Bolshevik he played an active role in the October Revolution. In 1922, he became general secretary of the Party Central Committee, a positio

Joseph Stalin s official reign of terror ended with his death in 1953, but the effects of his autocratic rule continued for many years to follow. His lasting hold on the people of the former Soviet Union still lingers in a few brainwashed minds. In the article Stalin s Afterlife and the movie Russia s War - Blood Upon the Snow , Stalin is portrayed as the monster really was and should be remembered as. It said in Stalin s Afterlife that Stalin s policies created a holocaust greater tha

Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin is credited as being one of the most powerful leaders of all time. He helped his country, the Soviet Union, become a dominating world power. Born on December 21, 1879 under his original name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, he renamed himself Stalin meaning “man of steel.” Stalin was the unchallenged leader of the USSR from 1929 until his death in 1953. A product from a very shaky childhood environment, Stalin, became overwhelmed with radical

Hitler and Stalin: Ideas or Personality Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), who ruled Germany from 1923 to his death, began the war in 1939 that resulted in the deaths of 40 million people. More than six million of these were European Jews and other systematically exterminated in what we call the Holocaust. Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), sole ruler of the Soviet Union from 1929 to his death, forced millions of peasants off their private land and into large, inefficient, state-run farms in order to rapi

Hitler We all know Hitler was a powerful leader and discriminated against the Jewish, but there were other things that people never knew about him. He never had a sense of belonging, and now being the most powerful man in Germany, he was in control. Shortly after Hitler s trial for treason, there was much controversy about why he was left free so quickly and did not serve his full sentence. People were outraged that a cold-blooded murderer could be let free and actually had people supporti

Why was the German invasion of Russia to be expected? On June 22, 1941, the armies of Nazi-Germany stood on a two thousand kilometer long Front, preparing to attack Soviet-Russia. The inevitable assault on Russia was to finally satisfy an obsession of Adolph Hitler, the Nazi F hrer. As for Joseph Stalin, the knowledge that three million men were standing on his front step about to break down his door should have come as no surprise. One of a number of acts by Hitler that should have alerted S

During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides; these men were Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. Hitler and Stalin were born 10 years apart, Stalin on December 21, 1879, at Gori Georgia and Hitler on April 20, 1889 at Braunau on the River In

I am a person who believes that all people should be treated fairly. I believe in the freedom of thought, the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, but most of all the freedom to control ones own destiny. During his dictatorship Joseph Stalin stripped his people not only of freedom of thought, religion and speech, but of many other rights as well. Although Joseph Stalin managed to bring about great changes in a very short period of time, I believe that the results were not worth

Stalin was mainly responsible for shaping the leadership and movement of the communist party after l945, when World War II was over. Stalin was born in Gori, (presently the republic of Georgia) in l879, under the name of Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. Stalin's father abused him terribly and at age 11, Stalin was fatherless. His mother expressed her desire that Stalin enter a theological seminary by his teenage years, which he did. Stalin was kicked out in l899, because of his grow

JOSEPH STALIN: TYRANT OF STEEL Iosef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (a.k.a. Joseph Stalin), was the undisputed leader of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953. Although Stalin s reign in power did not begin immediately his contribution to government began in 1912, and from then on he slowly rose to the high chain of command. Stalin s long and troublesome road to absolute power had many steps that marked important events in the Soviet Union s condition but they did not always improve the life of his

For much of the time between 1930 and 1952, Vyacheslav Molotov, a laconic, unsmiling man called Mr Nyet behind his back by western diplomats, was second only to Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. He played a decisive role in the famine of 1932, during which millions of peasants died of starvation and disease. He was instrumental in liquidating the kulaks (the land-owning farmers). He was Stalin's faithful henchman during the Great Terror, in 1936-38, when both the Red Army

For much of the time between 1930 and 1952, Vyacheslav Molotov, a laconic, unsmiling man called Mr Nyet behind his back by western diplomats, was second only to Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. He played a decisive role in the famine of 1932, during which millions of peasants died of starvation and disease. He was instrumental in liquidating the kulaks (the land-owning farmers). He was Stalin's faithful henchman during the Great Terror, in 1936-38, when both the Red Army command and the coun

Comparing Hitler and Stalin in their rise to power During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides, the men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. Although Hitler and Stalin hated each other, the two leaders were similar in many ways. Hitler

Comparing Hitler and Stalin in their rise to power During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides, the men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. Although Hitler and Stalin hated each other, the two leaders were similar in many way

Rule Under Stalin In one point in Russia a man with the name John Stalin ruled. He was supposed to be a great ruler. He had many ideas for the country, which before his rule was run in the worst of ways. What the Soviet government would like people to believe is that the government was run in a very good and organized fashion. That wanted the people to believe this idea because if they didn’t follow the ideas the government had in mind. They would probably never have been as succe

Comparison of Hitler and Stalin- During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides, the men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. Although Hitler and Stalin hated each other, the two leaders were similar in many ways. Hitler and St