Presentation on theme: "Caleb Floyd Capstone 499. Hitler’s Rise to Power Hitler’s Political Power over Germany Hitler’s Strategy Hitler as a Military Leader Hitler’s."— Presentation transcript:
One man ruling a nation Hitler was a great Orator gaining the people’s support through political speeches
“His speeches were an instrument of political intoxication that inspired a degree of fervor in his listeners that seems to defy definition and explanation. Hitler was a master at the use of the spoken word and a genius at the art of manipulating mass propaganda for his political ends. His uncanny ability to appeal to the subconscious and irrational needs of his audience and to solicit the desired response made him a formidable political figure.”
Dismantling of the Treaty of Versailles Hitler’s non-aggression pact with Poland (1935) March 1935 Hitler no longer honors the Treaty of Versailles
Believed Germany needed to take its place as a “superpower” in the world Began his first conquest of Lebensraum within Germany
March 1936 Hitler deploys a small German Army into the Rhineland France and Great Britain do nothing giving Hitler a Political Victory
Czechoslovakia ( 1938) Poland (1939) Non-Aggression Pact with Stalin (1939) Hitler saw himself as a “Military Genius”
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