Leadership is a position that many strive for, and spend a great deal of time working toward. Adolph Hitler was one of the greatest leaders in history, despite his cruel tactics to conquer. He did this through his ability to fascinate crowds, his personality, his experiences at a young age, his strong character, and the wide use of propaganda.
Personality traits are usually distinguished at a young age. Adolf Hitler was a leader even at childhood, managing to get people to like him. During his childhood, as in his adult life, Hitler had no use for authority except his own. Teachers described him as extremely intelligent, yet his grades were average at best. He was a leader in the schoolyard games of war and cowboy and Indians. Anyone who would not obey him would be ordered out. This resembles his time as the Fuehrur where anyone who would not follow him was eliminated. Adolf Hitler always had the personality of a leader who only listened to himself and the values in which he believed.
One may be influenced by experiences very early in life. Adolf Hitler's first German influence may have come from the fact that his father worked for the Austrian customs and supported the Austrian government, and due to his contempt for his father, this may have encouraged Hitler to support Germany. Despite his Austrian citizenship he liked to say "heil," the standard German greeting, and sang the Austrian Imperial anthem. Many Austrians near the German border expressed loyalty to the German Imperial House of Hollenzollern and it's Kaiser. Hitler's influences later helped to grow an obsession. This obsession carried with it a great deal of passion, which became clear when Hitler spoke.
The best tool to captivate a crowd and create a following is speech. Adolf Hitler spoke with a great deal of passion and rage that kept audiences intrigued with what he was saying. There was a time Hitler shouted accusations against the Jews and cried out for the...