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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.

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1 Caleb Floyd Capstone 499

2  Hitler’s Rise to Power  Hitler’s Political Power over Germany  Hitler’s Strategy  Hitler as a Military Leader  Hitler’s Military mistakes  Hitler’s Stature in History  Hitler’s Death

3 1930 Hitler makes an alliance with Nationalist Alfred Hugenberg The alliance allowed Hitler to seek support from businesses and industries who controlled political funds needed for his conquest

4  1933 Hitler is offered the chancellorship of Germany  1934 Hitler assumes position of President as well as Chancellor of Germany

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7  One man ruling a nation  Hitler was a great Orator gaining the people’s support through political speeches

8  “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.”

9  Dismantling of the Treaty of Versailles  Hitler’s non-aggression pact with Poland (1935)  March 1935 Hitler no longer honors the Treaty of Versailles

10  Believed Germany needed to take its place as a “superpower” in the world  Began his first conquest of Lebensraum within Germany

11  March 1936 Hitler deploys a small German Army into the Rhineland  France and Great Britain do nothing giving Hitler a Political Victory

12  Czechoslovakia ( 1938)  Poland (1939)  Non-Aggression Pact with Stalin (1939)  Hitler saw himself as a “Military Genius”

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15  Hitler’s “super mind”  Technical expert  Hitler’s “vision” of the Germany fighting machine

16  Strong will  Political “manipulation”

17  Hitler’s “super mind”  Hitler’s lack of trust  Hitler’s “micromanagement”  Hitler’s “overconfidence”

18  Hitler’s Strong will  Hitler’s “procrastination”

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20  Hitler’s strive for more power led him to a crucial decision declaring war on Russia  War on the Eastern front and Western front was extremely demanding for Germany

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22  May 1940 Hitler issued a “stop” order  Allowing over 400,000 British and French troops to retreat  Why issue the order

23  October 1942 Hitler issued a “no retreat” policy  Holding Stalingrad at all cost proved to be detrimental  Thousands of Germans soldiers lost

24  Extermination of the Jews  Over 6 million killed  Auschwitz  Einsatzgruppen

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26  Solely responsible for WWII  Responsible for the Holocaust  Responsible for the rise of Germany in the early 1900’s

27  United Germany by himself  Made Germany the most powerful and feared nation by 1938  Achieved many significant victories for Germany without firing a shot

28  During the final days of WWII Hitler committed suicide; he fired a bullet into his head while concurrently biting a cyanide capsule

29  Hitler’s Rise to Power  Hitler’s Political Power over Germany  Hitler’s Strategy  Hitler as a Military Leader  Hitler’s Military mistakes  Hitler’s Stature in History  Hitler’s Death

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