Modern Dictatorship: Adolf Hitler And The Nazi Party
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Traditional dictatorships have been a long and prevalent form of ruling throughout history. Though in recent times the modern dictatorship has become more prominent. In a traditional dictatorship, the dictator did not try to be a celebrity to the people, but rather royalty. This made a clear divide between rulers and their people, creating a passive society rather than an ideologically dedicated one. This also meant that traditional dictatorships relied almost solely on repressing the people in order to maintain control. Modern Dictatorships, however, created a celebrity out of the dictator, gaining the support and recognition of the people rather than just controlling them. While modern dictatorships are still heavily repressive, they often…show more content… During this time Germany became a fascist totalitarian state, controlling almost every aspect of day to day life. After gaining power, the Nazi Party began removing political opposition, which furthered its power and influence. In 1934, Hitler was officially appointed ‘Führer’ or the ‘leader’ of Germany. This meant that Hitler had total control of state and could begin making radical changes. While during this time Germany saw huge growth in economy, bringing them out of the depression, it also brought out their radically repressive…show more content… Before the party gained power, the Nazi party greatly relied on Hitler and other speakers to hold rallies and various other public meetings. Rallies were intended to gain support and begin spreading the parties’ ideals within Germany. This support would in turn help them achieve power.
When power was achieved, the use of mass propaganda shifted and became more powerful. Germany began to establish its main goals by creating internal and external enemies. Internally – Jews, homosexuals, ‘lesser’ races, and externally other countries (such as the Western world).
Most prominently, Hitler himself acted as a form of propaganda. He was a dictator who was much more of a celebrity to the people rather than a traditional dictators. A feature which greatly separates the Nazi rule. He was charismatic and intimate with his followers, compared to traditional dictators staying far away from the people. This created a glorified leader in Germany, one who could empathize with the masses and tap into their emotional decision