The Greatest People

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Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin: Two Predator Leaders. The Biography Collection Publisher's Summary

Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, chancellor of Germany, and führer of Nazi Germany. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland and was central to the Holocaust. 

Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy.

Inside, you’ll learn about:

  • Adolf’s paternal and maternal roots
  • A troubled childhood
  • Joined the forces of World War I
  • Chancellor Hitler
  • Night of the long knives
  • Fuhrer Hitler
  • World War II and full effect
  • The end is nigh
  • And much more!

Initially presiding over an oligarchic one-party regime that governed by plurality, Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili became the de facto dictator of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin raised funds for Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction via robberies, kidnappings, and protection rackets. Repeatedly arrested, he underwent several internal exiles.

To eradicate those regarded as "enemies of the working class", Stalin instituted the "Great Purge" in which over a million were imprisoned and at least 700,000 were executed from 1934 to 1939. In 1939, Stalin's government signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. Germany ended the pact by invading the Soviet Union in 1941. The Soviet Red Army halted the German incursion and captured Berlin in 1945, ending World War II in Europe.

Inside, you’ll learn about:

  • From Georgia with rage
  • Winds of change begin to blow
  • Warfare
  • Purges
  • The great terror
  • The Great Patriotic War
  • Victory and aftermath
  • Cold War
  • All things must end
  • And much more!
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