Adolf hitler biography

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Adolf Hitler - Biography
Founder of nazism, dictator of germany 1933-1945, planned and started world war 2

Adolf Hitler_s Historic Background
To understand Adolf Hitler and his rise to power it_s important to know the historic background. World war 1 was primarily the result of the german militarism. In many ways it was the most militarized nation and until the end of that war it was dominated by its military. When it was defeated in 1918, the german military leadership, which stopped the war before the military collapsed, convinced the german people that they were betrayed, "stabbed in the back by civilians". It was an irrational excuse, given the military_s domination, but it became a popular myth. The defeat in world war 1 was therefore a traumatic shock to most germans, especially to the german soldiers, and almost no one in western europe understood it then.
This resulted in a very weak post-war democratic regime in germany. In addition to that, germany was divided between a _western_ and _eastern_ political and social orientations. Today, when germany is a modern liberal _western_ country it_s hard to figure it out, but before world war 2, germany was mostly dominated by the _eastern_ orientation that rejected western liberalism and democracy, and had a militarist aggressive orientation facing east, and the _western_ orientation which represented peaceful liberalism was a minority. However, this minority orientation governed germany_s weak post-WWI democracy.
In Germany and in its _sister_ ethnic-german Austria there was strong anti-semitism that since the 19th century developed to a strong political force that blamed jews for all problems and trouble. This internal hate was intensified after the defeat of world war 1. This was the background for Adolf Hitler_s rise to total power as the dictator of germany, for his aggressive quest for world domination, and the horrible crimes against humanity committed in his command.
Adolf Hitler_s early years
Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in a small austrian village close to the german border, the son of a border customs clerk and a housemaid. As a teenager, he began to develop an artistic talent. At age 16 he quit high-school. At age 17 he applied for the Vienna academy of fine arts, but was rejected. When he was 14 his father died, and when he was 18 his loving mother had cancer. She was treated by a jewish doctor, but despite costly and painful treatment she died. He was then 18, and alone in the world. He returned to Vienna, and quickly became penniless. He wandered in Vienna, slept in bars and in shelters for the homeless. His attempts to make a living as a painter were futile. He had two jewish friends there, but Vienna was then an active center of strong...