Analyze the similarities and the differences between single party rule
in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia between 1933 and 1945. Answers
should consider: methods of dealing with opposition, control of media
and education, control of the economy, and war time planning.
Why is it that Germany's fascism lasted a relatively short
time compared to Russia's communism? The regimes established under
Hitler and Stalin were incredibly similar with respect to the rise and
control of the state. Both systems were based on entirely different
ideology and goals. Hitler's Mein Kampf established the superiority of
the German race and the need to expand as wanted by God. Hitler wanted
the world. The government in Russia established by Lenin was based on
a book called Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, a call to the
proletariate to unite and rebel against their selfish employers. It is
my belief that Lenin had entirely good reasons for doing as he did,
and felt he was helping the world as apposed to Adolf Hitler.
Immediately after Lenin's death, a man very much the same in nature as
Hitler, Stalin, came to control the Bolsheviks and throw Russia in a
civil war in a quest for power. You now have two men of equal
aspirations soon to be in control of two very similar governments.
In any rise of power, there needs to be a period of careful
planning requiring much thought. These two men had very little history
with which to work with which to model their revolutions. Times had
been changing rapidly, technological improvements in the fields of
manufacturing, transportation, and communication made this period of
time very different from any other. Hitler spent his time imprison
writing his book, Mein Kampf, filling it full of warped ideas of
conquest and superiority of one race...