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Unformatted text preview: Gaurang Joshi Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany are known as totalitarian dictatorships because of the way the rulers came to power. Hitler was voted as chancellor by the German people; however he was giving speeches about how to change Germany and trying to instill an nationalistic pride in all of Germany. He was stating absurd facts even at the time of depression for Germans after being blamed for World War I and after the great depression hitting Germany. When Hitler came out of jail and people read his book, “Mein Kampf” they felt that through whatever measures this man can bring Germany back to its feet. Hitler used cunningness to win the election. Similarly Stalin was in the election in Russia, and during the time of elections a Bolshevik leader had been murdered and Stalin cleverly placed the blame on his opponent. Since no one else was in the election, Stalin won by a forfeit. Both used cunningness to win the election and peoples trust. This was important because both used legitimate reasons to come to power but election and peoples trust....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '08