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Political Ideas of Hitler

Political Ideas of Hitler - Don Grossman Dr Jones History...

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Don Grossman Dr. Jones History 230- Holocaust February 11, 2008 The Political Ideas of Adolf Hitler The political views and ideas demonstrated by German leader Adolf Hitler are brought into clear view in an article written by Alan Bullock. In 1937, Hitler declared that the job of the National Socialists is to “abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the Volk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood.” The political ideas of Hitler and his regime emphasized on a few main motives, specifically irrational and emotional ones to persuade his followers that what he was doing was correct. Three fairly basic antitheses can be looked at to describe Hitler’s Nazi movement; struggle vs. pacifism, race vs. internationalism, and individuality vs. democracy. To top it all off, he viewed that the Jews were responsible for all that is bad for Germany and its citizens. The foundation for Hitler’s political viewpoints was Darwinism in its most extreme forms. Struggle had become the most used word that he used in many of his influential speeches. What made man so grand and superior was the struggle of everyday life and society. Hitler stated that, “All life is bound up in three theses: Struggle is the father of all things, virtue lies in the blood, and leadership is primary and decisive.” The three fundamental principles which he felt controlled the existence of every nation was the concept of struggle, the
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purity of blood, and the ingenuity of the individual.
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