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RE: Why?ShaKeirra McKnight-Lewis 5/18/2016 1:23:40 PMProfessor, According to the lesson and the text, these men were charasmatic leaders who, after theirrespective countries were left in terrible shape with the Great Depression, were able tomake promises of a great future. They were able to tap into the needs of the people andoffer pretty much the opposite of what they had been experiencing. They were all "menof action" and that's what the people wanted desperately.ShaKeirraRE: Why?Rebekah Kang 5/20/2016 10:00:25 AMShakeirra, During the post-war depression, these men were able to come to power in theirrespective countries because like you said, the countries were in terrible shapeand they were the right men at the right time for the job. They gave hope to thepeople of their countries that they can make their countries great again, stability,and protection. RE:Why?Professor Jones 5/20/2016 2:08:52 PMI fear that people are willing to give the German people a pass forchoosing a man of action in tough times. Rarely does that sort of choiceend well. Sigh...RE: Why?Andrea Whetsell 5/22/2016 6:48:02 PMShaKeirra,I, most certainly, agree with your post! As you stated, these men were allcharismatic leaders, with a great gift of gab and persuasion. Again, as youstated, these people were in desperate times in desperate measures, so I feelthat these unknowing citizens were holding onto any inch of hope and promise ofa better future.......much like today's society.Andrea
6/6/16, 10:37 PMTopic Print ViewPage 55 of 70(NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…scending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseRE: Why?Emily Mahoney 5/18/2016 4:02:39 PMIn the 1930s era there was a worldwide depression economically, in which "extremistprophets proposed drastic political solutions"(Brower, 2014). The conditions in Germany, theSoviet Union and the United States were dire, and charismatic men who could offer large-scalerestructuring of these countries became an attractive option. According to our lesson, conditionswhich exist to give rise to such charismatic leaders are as follows: "a crisis situation, potentialfollowers in distress, and aspiring leader, and a doctrine promising deliverance"(Lesson weekthree, 2016). Hitler was able to come to power in Germany by instituting a new doctrine consisting ofnationalism, militarism, anti-communism and anti-Semitism. He promised hope, and faith to acountry full of desperate people.Franklin D. Roosevelt promised a 'New Deal' to the struggling American people. In this "NewDeal" there would be new jobs for the unemployed, protection from bank foreclosures,economic recovery, the conservation of farmlands, child labor laws, and the regulation ofbanks. Stalin came to power by "creating a dictatorial regime as despotic as that of NaziGermany"(Brower, 2014). He promised the people of the Soviet Union that his revolution"pointed the way to human progress and deliverance from economic hardship"(Brower, 2014),