One reason that the whole nation of Germany came together under Hitler was because he was able to recover and increase Germany’s economy during his reign. Before Hitler started to rule, Germany was facing high unemployment and poverty. When he came into power, there were over 6 million Germans having difficulties raising money (Hafner, Osers). One of Hitler’s main goals was to end all the unemployment. Hitler developed huge public work systems, expanded credit, instituted many new job programs, brought in unemployment insurance, and did much more to help out the people of Germany improve with the German economy (Rockwell). Another one of Hitler’s main goals coming into power was to repair the German military. For a very long time, their armed forces were not very secure. The German military would not have very much of a chance in any battle. At that time, they were under the ...view middle of the document...
Hitler’s great skills of being a good national leader are also shown in the way that he expanded Germany’s borders. Hitler believed that the best thing for the country of Germany would have been to add more land. One of his goals for the world was to have Germany have the most possible power. So, he took control and showed his aggressiveness and leadership skills in helping get more land for his country. Some of the countries that Hitler took over and made a part of his own country, for his 65 million Germans to have a little “stretching room,” included Austria, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, and more (Ellis). He took these lands to unify all the German-speaking countries in an event called Anschluss (Appleby, 688). Hitler was not taking all of this extra land for himself; he was giving extra land to the people of Germany. A good leader would do things such as giving people what they needed.
Further proof of Hitler being a good leader is by the national unity under his leadership. Before Hitler’s reign, the people of Germany were not a very unified country. While Hitler was in power, the vast majority of his people came together and supported him as a national savior, known as “guter Führer,” meaning, “good leader.” (Haffner, Osers). The fact that his people all supported him, and had a nickname for him as, “good leader,” suggests that they all liked what he was doing very much. Also, Hitler would not have been able to get as far as he did without the people of his country. One example of Hitler’s people following him is the people in his military. When Hitler invented his new type of warfare, blitzkrieg, meaning “lightning war,” all of his military agreed with him and used his new type of battle to help the country of Germany advance. The majority of his people had to be thinking that he was a good leader while using his new style of fighting to help out their nation. Although the government may not have been a democracy where the people get a vote, if enough absolutely refused to work for him because they disagreed with his ideas, he would not have gotten very far.