Recognizing that most of Europe was socialist, Churchill worked to remove England from the labor party in order to run over the rise of totalitarianism. The socialist government in Germany was under the control of the Nazi party increasing angst with Hitler in control (Johnson 108-112). Through his elections as Prime Minister he was able to mend the damage done by Chamberlain in his attempt to appease Hitler (Johnson 46). Having lived through World War I, Chamberlain was determined to avert another war. His policy of appeasement towards Hitler was co... ... middle of paper ... ...reoccupies-the-rhineland>.
As Orwell said, they key danger to the system is “the growth of liberalism and skepticism in their own ranks” (Orwell 171). For example, in the novel it was the desire of the Party to eliminate love and sex, in order to channel this pent-up passion towards the love of Big Brother. Similarly, Stalin used propaganda and extreme nationalism to brainwash the peoples of Russia. He channeled their beliefs into a passion for Soviet ideals and a love of Stalin. In both cases, love for anything but the Party is the biggest threat to the regime.
Primarily, when Adolf Hitler rose to power, he transformed... ... middle of paper ... ...ever, the United States gradually shed its isolationist beliefs in the wake of Hitler’s power. This was primarily done so through the repealing of the Neutrality Acts and implementation of the Lend-Lease Act. The primary causes to this shedding of isolationism were attributable to Hitler’s conquest of Europe and the fear that he would “cross the pond” and attack the United States. The United States had been influenced that the future of the world was based upon their entanglement in World War II. Many believed that the supplies the U.S. would provide would make a huge difference in swaying the war and resulting in an Allied victory.
Once Hitler thought he had enough people supporting his party, he explicit decision was to take over the Reichstag, but was to find guilty of treason. When Hitler was imprisoned, the Nazi party started to have difficulties and that is when different political ideas were emerging. After Hitler was released out of prison, he begins to regather ideas as he was given the role of chancellor. Eliminating the Reichstag and giving him all the power. The Rise of Hitler begins.
Comparing Totalitarian Governments When thinking of George Orwell's 1984, Hitler's Germany comes to mind along with the other nations at war during World War two. The notion of the thought police and "Big brother" can be, and is a terrifying thing. Some Americans believe that something frightening similar is happening today with the biased media and the NSA groups. The term totalitarianism is used by some to describe a government system in which the state controls all aspects of public and private life. Having mentioned Hitler's Germany, the amount of control was the reason it was mentioned as communism could be described something similar to totalitarianism.
The Nazi Party eventually led Adolf Hitler to come to rule and had given Hitler the chance to take control the entire nation. Surprisingly, Hitler came to power legally through the success of his book Mein Kampt (My Struggle) which he wrote in prison. In this book, Hitler uttered his dream of a new nation, a nation which consists of a pure “Aryan” ra... ... middle of paper ... ...s the real Joseph Stalin wanted, Napoleon in the story want to rule and want to obtain as much power as he can. The main theme of this is corruption of absolute power as Napoleon gains full powers. This book is based upon Joseph Stalin and how he gains power, which he later abuses.
This brought forward feelings of fear, anger and insecurity towards the Weimar Republic. Hitler built on these feelings and offered the secure and promising alternative of the extremist nazi party. Although there were many factors that contributed to the rise of Hitler and the collapse of the Weimar republic, Hitler’s ability to build upon people’s frustrated view of the hatred of the treaty of Versailles and the circumstances it placed upon the German nation, was the fundamental reason for Hitler’s rise to power and the Weimar Republic to collapse The Treaty of Versailles, signed by the Weimar Republic at the conclusion of WW1, introduced economic insatiability and caused a profusion of hardship. The idea of resorting to an extremist group promising better alternatives became an attractive option to many Germans. The Treaty of Versailles’ vindictive terms and unreasonable reparations (6,600,000,000 pounds) resulted in undesired economic circumstances.
Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin are household names, but what about the more obscure individuals Muammar Qaddafi, Xi Jinping, and Kim Jong-un? George Orwell used 1984 as a prediction of what could happen if the fascism in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia persisted. The dystopian, fascist government that exists in 1984 resembles the governments in the real-life, modern-day countries of Libya, China, and North Korea. The government in Orwell’s Oceania is fascist, causing citizens like Winston and Julia to hate the government. O’Brien explains the future of Oceania’s government to Winston, when he says: “’If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever’” (Orwell 240).
Considering we were going to war against Hitler and Mussolini, two powerful British leaders, we needed to get involved at an earlier time. Hitler and Mussolini were both totalitarian leaders. Totalitarianism is a “theory of government in which a single party or leader controls the economic, social, and cultural lives of the people” (Source H). In Germany’s case, Hitler’s party, the Nazi’s, were trying to rule their country. His dictatorship, as well as trying to implement the Nazi’s ideals in the everyday lives of the Germans was ruining their spirit of democracy.
Although, these reforms have taken us in the wrong direction. Democracy as we know it, is not the same as the Founders knew it and in the future, we will not even recognize it. The effectiveness of our democracy lies in our protection of the separation of powers. Over time, power has slowly shifted to the executive branch. In 1933, presidential emergency powers were considered, “There were real calls…for Franklin Roosevelt to seize dictatorial powers in order to deal with the Great Depression.” (1) In this state, total power was offered to one man.