In this paper, I will describe why a nation goes from democracy to authoritarianism or communism. I will you give you two examples, these examples are Germany and Russia. You will learned about how this nations react to themselves and to the world. These nations play a big part in our world, because Germany brought fascism to its height and Soviet Union tried to spread it across the globe. You must know what these countries went through to better understand these ideologies.
Germany become a state in 1871, after the Franco-Prussian War. Germany was headed by a Kaiser. Who was the head of the Prussian House. The Kaiser was head of the government until 1918, when he abdicate after growing unrest and mutiny. During, the Kaiser rule Germany had become the second industrialized country in the world and had social programs for their people. (Duffy, M... N.p.. Web. 26 Nov 2013. .)
Germany was then headed by the Weimar Republic. Germans believed that Weimar was a puppet of the Allies. The German people never had democratic government. The Germany also had to pay for the War that they lost. . The Germans were suffering from the Great Depression because Germany had pay back it loans The Germany also had factions trying to gain political power through votes and/or force. The Government relied on freikorps to suppress revolutions and restore public order. The freikorps was instrumental for the rise of Adolf Hitler because many of its members were from the Korps. (Inside Hitler’s Germany pg24&25)
Adolf Hitler was man who used the chaos of the transition government to seek power. Adolf Hitler was a corporal in the First World War. After the war he was employed to spy on the German Worker’s Party, he was enthralled by the party that he joined it. Hitler a natural orator, started to attract more members using his anti-Semitic remarks and the treaty of Versailles. He gained enough support to become chancellor, after bullying the aging Hinderburgh and the burning of the Reichstag. He declared a state of emergency that all political parties are banned. He attacked all political opponents, he even attacked members of the SA. He deem it that it was gaining power and the Army thought it would challenge its power. (Inside Hitler’s Germany)
Hitler had the country in his hand but he had spread the Nazis culture cross the nation. He gave unemployed men a chance to work from the Autobahn, he created the DAF, was security net for workers and the KdF which give workers one week holiday. He give many incentives to the German people, kindergarten and a stable government. (Inside Hitler’s Germany, pg. 41)
The most instrumental was employing young men in the Army. He increased the budget of the military, giving him enormous power. He removed the main commanders of the army and created a new branch that employed his “lackeys” in many important positions, he placed Hermanning Goring, Head of the Luftwaffe. He made the...