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
Although Hitler and Stalin hated each other, the two leaders
were similar in many ways. Hitler and Stalin each rose to the highest
position attainable in their respective countries, and there were
three main reasons that they were able to do this. Both men were
skilled users of propaganda, each was amoral, and they both had the
ambition to make their countries powerful in the world. Since each was
a skilled user of propaganda, they could use their words to twist and
manipulate the minds of people into believing that what they were
saying was the absolute truth.
Using this power, they would get people
to do anything for them, which proves their amorality. Since their
countries were still trying to recover from World War I, they desired
to restore the power back in to their countries. These three reasons
will prove that Hitler and Stalin were similar in many ways.
The names Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin are synonymous with the
word propaganda. In order to understand how Hitler and Stalin used
propaganda, an understanding of what the word means, is required.
According to Merriam-Webster, "propaganda is the spreading of ideas to
further or damage a cause; also the ideas or allegations spread for a
purpose". Hitler and Stalin each used propaganda as their tool to
further their ideas and help them gain the backing of the people in
their countries. The form of propaganda that Hitler...