Definition

Nazism and Fascism

There has been much debate on whether Nazism can be described as a generic form of fascism. For instance writers such as Tim Mason have disagreed with the view that Nazism is a true form of fascism “I always felt that a comparative dimension was missing from the writing on German fascism, and I thus […]

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Nazi Eugenics – what, why and how did it happen and will it ever happen again

Eugenics is a social philosophy, advocating the improvement of human hereditary traits through intervention. The discipline first became popular amongst scientists in the late 1800s and came to a head under Hitler’s rule in the 1930-40s. It developed simultaneously throughout America and Europe – especially Scandinavia and the UK – but Germany soon took it […]

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Rise of Nazism

Many people cannot understand how Nazism could have been so widely accepted by German people. The policies presented by Hitler were shocking from the very start of his campaigning. The Nazi party promoted anti-Semitic attitudes and were obviously aiming to start another major war, but when considering the rise of the Nazis, you must take […]

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How Did The Nazis Change And Control Peoples Lives In Germany After 1933

The Nazis came to power on January 30th 1933 (the date Hitler became Chancellor). They got into power for many reasons: one was that Germany was in a decline after the war, they had lost land and industry, had huge debts and were undergoing several new governments with new ideas .The German people were annoyed […]

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The Nazis And The German Economy

1. Source B is a photograph of Hitler beginning the work on the first autobahn. This shows that work was created by building autobahns. Hitler was like a god in the German eyes. To see that Hitler was working on the autobahn must have meant that it was an important act to make a better […]

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The nature and extent of opposition to the Nazi regime

The Nazi regime was just that, a regime, it was dictated to the people through various means and consequently opposition followed. It was upon this opposition that the success of the party would be determined. However, to determine the opposition themselves could promote a weak or scarce opposition which in turn would benefit them ten […]

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The philosophy of totalitarianism: What is it and how does it affect our understanding of the past

Initially having the aim of analysing Hitler’s rise to power, this paper now addresses the reality of totalitarianism and what it takes for any given state to be defined as totalitarian and the effects it has on the perception of such regimes throughout history; with a focus on Nazi Germany. A general conclusion had to […]

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The Effects of the Nazi Political Movement on German Visual Arts

In European history, one often hears of the tragedies and violations against humanity caused by the Nazi Party both before and during the Second World War. The Nazi political movement was without a doubt, one of the most dramatic developments of the 20th century. Any exposure of ideas that were not promoted by the Party […]

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What Methods Did the Nazis Use to Gain Support

The nazis used many techniques to gain support in Germany, the main way that they did this was through the many strands of propaganda. One of the strands was Nazi rallies and Hitler’s speeches; these speeches were one of the main reasons as to why the Nazi party rose to power, Hitler was an incredibly […]

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The Rise and Development of the Nazi Party

The entire world doubtlessly felt the after effects of World War I, victors and losers alike; among the losers, perhaps no nation felt effects as acutely as did Germany . Facing a huge loss of the young men who were sorely needed to rebuild a crumbling infrastructure and contribute to what amounted to a needed […]

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