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Topic: Adolf Hitler
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Subject: Adolf Hitler
Date Posted: 16 May 2011 at 16:24

Adolf Hitler (German pronunciation: - [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] ; 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an - Austrian -born - German politician and the leader of the - National Socialist German Workers Party ( - German : Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. He was - Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as - head of state as - Führer und Reichskanzler from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is most remembered for his central leadership role in the rise of - fascism in Europe, - World War II and - the Holocaust .

A decorated veteran of - World War I , Hitler joined the precursor of the Nazi Party ( - DAP ) in 1919, and became leader of NSDAP in 1921. He attempted a - coup d'état known as the - Beer Hall Putsch , which occurred at the - Bürgerbräukeller - beer hall in - Munich on 8–9 November 1923. Hitler was imprisoned for one year due to the failed coup, and wrote his memoir, - Mein Kampf (in English "My Struggle"), while imprisoned. After his release on 20 December 1924, he gained support by promoting - Pan-Germanism , - antisemitism and - anti-communism with - charismatic - oratory and - propaganda . He was appointed chancellor on 30 January 1933, and transformed the - Weimar Republic into the - Third Reich , a - single-party - dictatorship based on the - totalitarian and - autocratic ideology of - Nazism .

Hitler ultimately wanted to establish a - New Order of absolute Nazi German - hegemony in continental Europe. To achieve this, he pursued a - foreign policy with the declared goal of seizing - Lebensraum ("living space") for the - Aryan people ; directing the resources of the state towards this goal. This included the rearmament of Germany, which culminated in 1939 when the - Wehrmacht - invaded Poland . In response, the - United Kingdom and - France declared war against Germany, leading to the outbreak of World War II - in Europe . - [2]

Within three years, German forces and their - European allies had occupied most of Europe, and most of - North Africa , and the - Japanese forces had occupied parts of - East and - Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. However, with the reversal of the Nazi invasion of the - Soviet Union , the - Allies gained the upper hand from 1942 onwards. By 1944, Allied armies had invaded German-held Europe from all sides. Nazi forces engaged in numerous violent acts during the war, including the systematic murder of as many as 17 million civilians, - [3] including an estimated six million Jews targeted in - the Holocaust and between 500,000 and 1,500,000 - Roma , - [4] added to the - Poles , Soviet civilians, Soviet prisoners of war, people with disabilities, homosexuals, - Jehovah's Witnesses , and other political and religious opponents.

In the final days of the war, during the - Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress - Eva Braun . To avoid capture by Soviet forces, the two - committed suicide less than two days later on 30 April 1945 and their corpses were burned. - [5]

Posted By: Darius of Parsa
Date Posted: 17 May 2011 at 00:59
Thank you for not letting me go through the pain of searching his name in wikipedia. Try posting something of intellectual value, rather than copying and pasting. The thread itself does not pose a question or any matter of discussion. I'm sure this topic will closed shortly.

"I am moved to pity, when I think of the brevity of human life, seeing that of all this host of men not one will still be alive in a hundred years time."

Emporer Xerxes I looking upon his army 480 BC

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