Two Extraordinary Leaders of 1938-1945 Germany and how they used Propaganda to Rule World War II

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Two Extraordinary Leaders of 1938-1945 Germany...

German "Der Fuhrer" Adolf Hitler

And his Right hand man, Joeseph Goebbels

And how they used Propaganda to Rule World War II

The British believed that Germany had been treated too harshly by the provisions of Versailles and because of this, they were willing to make concessions to the Germans. The French, with the largest army on the Continent, refused to contemplate an offensive war, just like their position in WWI, and decided instead to protect their borders at all costs. The United States, meanwhile, stood distant from any European conflict because they had their own problems to deal with, namely the Great Depression. To top it all off, the British and French no longer trusted Russia, so the hopes of establishing an alliance along the lines which developed during the WWI was just not possible. So the British introduced their policy of appeasement.

They hoped that by making concessions to Hitler, war would be avoided. They also held on to the illusion that Hitler was, once again, Europe's best defense against Soviet Russia. Even with Mein Kampf in their hands, they failed to understand Hitler's foreign policy aims. Hitler could be reasoned with, they argued. Meanwhile, Germany grew stronger and the German people began to look to Hitler as their messiah.

"The Nazi empire was created by violence, lived by violence and was destroyed by violence. In contrast to other empires created by armed might, which bequeathed art and literature that are still widely admired, or administrations, customs, languages and legal codes that Europeans and non-Europeans still adhere to, from Ireland to India, the tawdry Nazi anti-civilization left nothing of any worth behind, except perhaps its contemporary function as a secular synonym for human evil. . . . Nazism was literally...