A Comparison of Hitler and Stalin.

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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 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...