From A Mediocre Student to A Dictator: Adolf Hitler
The day is April 20, 1889 and the place is Austria.It was there that
the man who was to "save the fatherland" was born.Hitler began his
schooling in a monastery in Germany and was known as a "lazy, bad-tempered,
arrogant'leader.'"His dreams of being a great artist quickly went down the
drain after he was rejected at the Academy of Fine Arts.Hitler sank deep
into himself, living on the street and through his discontentment began to
see the uses of hate.His views began to push him to wanting to conquer
Germany; he was only 18 at the time.He joined the war with Germany as a
dispatch worker.After World War I, Hitler began looking for his
opportunity to take control of Germany as their leader. This never would
have been accomplished if the economic, social, and political conditions of
the day were not all in place for him to take control.
After the war the economic conditions of Germany were in shambles.
Because Germany was forced to take most of the blame in the war, they
were required to pay most of the damages of the war, not including their
own debts from the war.Before the war four German marks could have
bought one American dollar, but after the war it tool 4.2 trillion marks just
to equal one dollar.Inflation was running rampid.People were using money
as toilet paper because it cost less.Finally the government did away with
the old currency and brought in a new one.The effects of this will be
discussed later.Also because of the war there was great unemployment.
Unemployment had doubled since before the war and was steadily increasing.
Factories were producing more than they needed and so in order to fix the
problem they produced less and therefore had to lay off several workers.
Just like all over the world, Germany was experiencing their share of the
Depression and ju…