I do have a good history book in fact, I have a lot of good history booksso I feel rather comfortable when I say that, yes, Hitler had been elected democratically. But since Pharyngula is an american blog the case here might be a lot less sinister.
It concerns a magic Ring granting its possessor the power to rule the world. The dream of Germania--capital of Greater Germany as envisioned by Hitler in his scale model of a postwar Berlin.
Reality--the muck and mire of bombed out Berlin in the spring of This essentially was the ending Hitler inflicted upon himself, his People and his Reich. Piece by piece, it all came together over the last ten days of his life, beginning on Friday, April 20, That day Hitler met for the last time with his top Nazis.
From there he could continue the fight, supported by troops positioned throughout the impenetrable Alpine mountains of western Austria and southern Bavaria. Such a move might prolong the war indefinitely and improve the odds of a favorable outcome for Germany, one way or another.
But Hitler brushed aside this suggestion, knowing that any journey outside the bunker brought great risk of capture. However, he did give his bunker personnel permission to leave. It was made known to the German people via a special radio announcement in the hope that his presence in the Nazi capital would inspire all remaining Wehrmacht, SS, Volkssturm and Hitler Youth units in Berlin to hold out to the end as well.
Although the war was lost, Hitler nevertheless took pride in the knowledge that he had not allowed another repeat of Novemberwhen the German Army had meekly asked the Allies for armistice terms to conclude the First World War. This was all Hitler had left. Now, all that remained of his military legacy was the fact he had refused to give up no matter what.
When the last soldier deserts me. I will shoot myself. For his part, Himmler headed in the opposite direction, staying for the moment in a small town northwest of Berlin.
But the inherent danger of such a move, even at this late stage, gave him pause for concern. In view of your decision to remain in the fortress of Berlin, do you agree that I take over at once the total leadership of the Reich, with full freedom of action at home and abroad as your deputy, in accordance with your decree of June 29, ?
His proposal got nowhere. Meanwhile, the military situation continued to deteriorate. On Wednesday, April 25th, Russian and American soldiers greeted each other face-to-face at Torgau on the Elbe River, seventy-five miles south of Berlin, effectively severing Nazi Germany in two.
A German tank officer described the scene in his diary: Inscriptions [I see] on house walls [say]: Otherwise a terrible silence…Women and children huddling in niches and corners and listening for the sounds of battle…Nervous breakdowns. According to eyewitnesses in the bunker, Hitler "raged like a madman" with a ferocity never seen before when informed of the betrayal.
Now, Hitler wanted to have him shot. Fegelein was already under suspicion, having been nabbed the day before trying to sneak out of Berlin in civilian clothing.
After some brief questioning, he was taken up to the Chancellery garden above the bunker and summarily executed.
In the meantime, advance units of the Red Army had smashed through the German defenses in Berlin and were only a few miles away from the bunker.Feb 22, · Adolf's Hitler Abuse of Power The next few paragraphs explain and prove how Hitler abused his power because of his ego, greed, and self centeredness.
Adolf Hitler was born in in Austria. He lived in Viennia from to the young Hitler was a . Aftermath: Nuremberg and Beyond. Germany, much of Europe and Russia lay in ruins following Hitler's war, the most destructive conflict in the history of humanity, in which 54 million persons had perished – with more civilians killed than combatants – while another 60 million civilians had been uprooted from their homes or seen them destroyed.
A starling reassessment of Hitler's aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts' Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich/5(28).
Adolf Hitler's rise to power began in Germany in September when Hitler joined the political party known as the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – DAP (German Workers' Party). The name was changed in to the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – .
Dec 15, · After consolidating his power, Hitler sought to make Germany a nation a totalitarian state in which the one-party Nazi structure had absolute political authority over every aspect of 'life'.
By suppressing opposition and making individuals mere pawns of the state this was partly achieved. The Essence of Power: Hitler Vs. Gandhi In the late ’s and the early ’s the people of northern Europe, southern Africa and Asia were in despair.