Hitler and His Downfall
To many World War II has been the most devastating war in human history. It had been global military conflict that caused the loss of millions of lives as well as material destruction. The war began in Europe in September of 1939. It ended on May 8, 1945. This day was marked by the British government as V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. The outcome of this war left a new world order dominated by the United States and the Soviet Union.
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunuam Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889 and died (committed suicide) on April 30, 1945. He was the son of a minor customs official and a peasant girl. He had a love for reading although he never completed high school and was rejected by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna due to his lack of talent. Through reading he developed his anti-democratic and anti-Jewish beliefs, the admiration for the outstanding individual and contempt for the masses. By volunteering for service in the Baverian Army during World War I, he proved himself as a dedicated and courageous soldier. Since his sponsors felt that he lacked in leadership quantities, he was never promoted beyond private first class. In September 1919, Hitler joined the Nationalist German Workers Party l
Another of Hitler's faults is the extreme overconfidence he possessed. At this time, Mussolini feared Hitler and Germany but through the Spanish Civil War, they became allies and signed the Anti-Cominterm Pact along with Japan. This marked the beginning of World War II, a battle that was felt in more places than just Eastern Europe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1974. ater changed its name to the National Social German Workers (Nazi) Party. German forces depended on a narrow, long and extremely vulnerable supply lines. The first Anschluss, which is the unification of Germany and Austria, was stopped by Italy's Mussolini. Due to his lack of forces and supplies, the Allies captured Berlin in April 1945. " This quote alone states the condition Hitler and his forces were in near the end of the war. " Hitler admitted this when he canceled his attack on Moscow. Some people believe that the moment Hitler set foot into Poland; it was the beginning of the end for Hitler. In the spring on 1943 American and Russian industrial production were at their peak a Germany could no longer regain its superiority in armaments. The west, Great Britain and France, allowed this because of a policy they had toward Hitler and Germany called appeasement. They then made a guarantee to both Poland and Bulgaria that in the event of a German attack, they would come to their aid.