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  1. Unit 1: The World in Crisis

    1. Impact of World War I in Europe
    14 Topics
  2. 2. Stalin's Soviet Union
    12 Topics
  3. 3. Hitler's Germany
    27 Topics
  4. 4. Outbreak WWII in Europe
    13 Topics
  5. 5. Germany's Defeat in World War II
    21 Topics
  6. 6. Outbreak War in Asia Pacific
    6 Topics
  7. 7. Japan's Defeat
    10 Topics
  8. Unit 2: Bi-Polarity and the Cold War
    8. Reasons for the Cold War in Europe
    21 Topics
  9. 9. The Korean War
    19 Topics
  10. 10. Cuban Missile Crisis
    25 Topics
  11. 11. The End of Cold War
    19 Topics
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Hitler’s Leadership Abilities (Nazi Ideology)

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Nazi Ideology

Attendees give Hitler the Nazi salute during the nation anthem, Oct. 9, 1935.
  • Hitler had been against socialist ideas, especially those involving racial or sexual equality.
  • Even though Hitler named his party as NSDAP, he favoured the term ‘National’ before ‘Socialist’ to reflect his favour of equality for those only with ‘German blood’.
  • Hitler gained support partly because of promises and ideology he presented to German people.
  • In February 1920, NSDAP published its first programme, the ‘Twenty-Five Point Programme’.

The most important points were the demands for:

  • Abolition of the Versailles Treaty
  • Union of Germany and Austria
  • Allowing only ‘true’ Germans to live in Germany (excluding the Jews)
  • Nationalisation of large businesses
  • Increases in age old pensions
  • Establishment of a strong central government

Over time, the NSDAP came to be seen as the only right-wing party that could compete with left-wing parties like the Communist Party.
Hitler set out the main beliefs in his book, Mein Kampf.
Hitler and the Nazis advocated anti-Semitism and believed in the superiority of the white Arya or Germanic races.