In desperation people will do what they probably would never do in there right mind. It is this historically justified statement that helped Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party rise to power. For almost a decade the German people had lived in an extremely impoverished state. Hitler and his party provided a pillar of support for the country to lean on. They promised economic change through the creation of public projects including the building of highways and other infrastructure. They blamed the rest of the world and more specifically, the Jewish people for the problems Germany faced. While this anti-Semitism might not have seemed that bad to most people at the time they should have known what Hitler was...
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...of all time. From his continued false calls for peace, to his completely legal takeover of Germany, to the keeping of power through a combination of fear, blame, and flattery, is something if minus the mass killing, can almost be revealed upon. I can personally believe that when the German people stated that they had no idea what was going on, that they meant it. It is a shame that one man could deceive so many yet maybe it will stand as an example for future generations of the power of words, actions, and desperation.
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