Many would say that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were both awful men and even worse leaders in their countries. But, if you really sat down to think about how they ran their form of government, they were actually two of the most vainglorious, yet admirable leaders in the world at that time. Hitler was able to go from being a soldier in World War I to being the supreme leader of Germany. Benito was able to go from being a brief schoolteacher, to being a 10-year journalist.
Although Hitler was not born in Germany, he led Germany in 1933 until his death on April 30, 1945. Adolf would do anything at the time to not be put into the Austrian military. He ended up moving to Munich, Germany in May of 1913 and he enlisted into the German army once World War I had started. Hitler earned the highest of honors that the German military gives out, the Iron Cross, which he had gotten two of. He acquired two major injuries throughout his time in the war. One occurred in October 1916 when a grenade had gone off and the shrapnel had hit him. The second was two years later in 1918 when Hitler went temporarily blind from being gassed. An armistice was claimed while Adolf was recovering from the gas attack, this made him furious to know that Germany had surrendered and felt deeply that its leaders had “stabbed in the back” the promise land (Smith).
Hitler was furious with Germany’s surrender in World War I, so when he got back to his home in Munich, he was determined to enter politics and become the greatest leader in German history (Smith). He spent all of his time and effort trying to become the chancellor of Germany. Once he was voted into being chancellor, he needed a way to become the leader of all of Germany. Hitler gathered power through many acts of terror and violence. The first such act attributed to Hitler's group was a fire at the Reichstag building on February 27, 1933. Hitler received a telephone call informing him of the fire, and when he arrived at the scene, Hermann Goering, who would later become Hitler's air minister, was shouting to onlookers: "This is the beginning of the Communist revolution! We must not wait a minute. We will show no mercy. Every Communist official must be shot, where he is found.” Every Communist deputy must this very day be strung up (Schweitzer). This made it possible for Hitler to claim a state of emergency.
After Hitler claimed a state of emergency, he was able to throw out all of the previous laws in Germany and start what is now called the “Holocaust.” Adolf made laws that gave non-arean people no rights. The “Holocaust” was not all about the killings. It was not just a bad thing either; there were actually a lot of good things that came out of this event. Hitler had his officers in the death camps do experiments on the people in there (Megargee). He would have them testing medicines on the Jews to see what they could do to have a medical breakthrough for cancer research.
Hitler made some very remarkable and yet...