Was Hitler a great man?

In terms of leadership and public speaking was he a great man?

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  • A. T.
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    No, Hitler was not a great man.

    This question is asked on Yahoo! Answers nearly everyday.

    One would think by now the leader of the so-called "Thousand-Year Reich," which only lasted 12 years, and which left the Bolsheviks in command of much of eastern Europe in 1945, and who finally snuffed himself by taking taking cyanide and putting a bullet into his brain for good measure, should be recognised as a failure leadership and public speaking for his non-German audiences alike.

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  • Kim
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    4 years ago

    For this question, I think that the answer would be diversely different from each and every individual. To begin with, Adolf Hitler rose to power and made Germany all strong and prosperous again. So, from someone who benefited under the rule of Adolf Hitler would definitely regard his as a great man, people like you! Of course, the Jews would definitely hate him and wouldn't consider him as a great man, he slaughtered a few million of their kind. I seriously hope you are not trolling around as i think that this is not a question that should be asked with the intention to troll, especially if you are trying to make fun of the massive casualties that were caused by the reign of Adolf Hitler.

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  • 5 years ago

    Hitler was a great man.

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  • 3 years ago

    The truth fears no investigation!!!

    Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of an incredible story. The story of a boy from an ordinary family whose ambition it was to become an artist, but who instead became a drifter.

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  • Adonai
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Hitler was, by your terms a Great man. By the other terms not so. Hitler had potential and Himmler was a ghreat ruin for Hitler as Himmler forced the Jew issue.

    Himmler wanted the Jews exterminated as a policy to Unite Germany by identifying the enemey within Germany as Jews. This brought Germany together and allowed them to elevate their status above the Jews by identifying them as a "Dirty race"; Germans often refered to blacks as "The Mud Race" in reference to AFRICA'S wet regions.

    Hitler allowed Himmler to pursue the Jews as it kept him busy. Hitler once stated, in regards to Himmler, "let him have the Jews, it will keep him busy". Hitler had no true pre-occupation with the Jewish issue as he was concerned with Russia to the North at that time.

    Hitler had potential as stated before, yet he let it slip away. Hitler brought Germany up from a shameful race in self veiws due to the loss of ww1 and the Sudetan lands. Hitler went into Poland to reclaim those lost lands in 1939 and after that got greedy.

    Power intoxicates.

    Had Hitler stopped at Poland, took back what was once Germany's the world may have forgiven him as most countries would have done the very same, would they not? Hitler could have then built a strong German unity and raised a stromngt country based on good German values, instead, he distorted the German mind by false propaganda of "the elite race" of the world being German.

    Did the U.S. not take back Kuwait as Iraq took it? Sure we did.

    Source(s): world history.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Hitler was a brilliant Orator.His powerful gift of speech unfortunately led millions down a path of destruction.He was very politically minded and if had not chosen a path of evil could have led Germany to an age of Prosperity. However his racial ideologies caused him to led Germany to violent destruction. So in answer to your question Hitler was an Evil Man but he did have a beautiful gift that if placed in a good person would make them great.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He and Obama DO share the ability to sway an audience with their lofty rhetoric. And consider that Germany was coming off WWI, the Depression and the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles which compounded their Depression ten-fold, that speech making ability and mesmerizing messianic quality led a generation (probably two or three) to destruction.

    He was evil personified. The German people were suckered by a little Corporal who had NO experience at anything other than house painting. Okay, he was in the Army in WWI, but that doesn't give you an automatic pass - he was a Corporal/Stretcher Bearer--didn't give orders-he took them-and wound up being gassed. Maybe that's where he got the idea for Xyklon-B.

    Unfortunately, he put himself before his Country. His ambition was more important than the well being of the German people, particularly the Jews and untermenschen, and when it was all over, at least 50 Million people had been killed in WWII.

    If he had applied himself to helping his Country and Countrymen and not letting his ego run amok with his Napoleonic Complex, he would have been one of the great leaders of all time.

    Hitler first set forth his ideas re: the Jews and other undesirables in Mein Kampf. It (the Holocaust) was HIS idea. Himmler was the architect of destruction.

    Source(s): Education.
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  • 1 decade ago

    In terms of public speaking and leadership? Yes. He was a great public speaker, no doubt about that. And he did get Germany out of the Great Depression. Unforunately, he was a racist man who believed in the superiority of the German people. He did have potential, but his hatred for Jews and other cultures was his downfall (thankfully for all of us). Add to the fact that he had people around him that encouraged his racist beliefs, it was a deadly combo. Character-wise, was he? No.

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  • rbenne
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    If great means influential and had a huge effect then yes

    If great has any indication of "good" then no

    Leadership, obviously, he was a corporal in the army and ended up running his country, was he a great speaker? sure was

    Great speakers often are horrid leaders, they can lead us down a rosy path because its SOUNDS so good

    Remember that Obama fans...

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  • 1 decade ago

    OK, right of the bat, I would like to say that Hitler was a **** and that I am not a Nazi/racist/bigot. That said, Hitler was quite well known for his public speaking abilities. He would always start speeches softly and then he would build up until he was absolutely enraged and people would go crazy. It's how he gained support from the masses.

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