Hitler as a very determined, curious, and confident man who was leading the
country of Germany. However, Hitler struggled under pressure and aimed his
focus of Germany’s faults at everyone besides Germany. It is evident because in
the beginning of the article he states, “MORE
than fourteen years have passed since the unhappy day when the German people,
blinded by promises from foes at home and abroad, lost touch with honor and
freedom, thereby losing all.” (Berlin, 1933). Adolf Hitler believed the Treaty
of Versailles was the reason all the misfortunes for his country. Hitler made
the argument that due to the treaty, his country was not able to make as many
trades, and had dumped a whole lot of money
because of the war, and the respect factor was completely out the
picture. Hitler then went on to blame Communism for his nations problems. He
stated, “Communism with its
method of madness is making a powerful and insidious attack upon our dismayed
and shattered nation.” (Berlin, 1933). Germany was not as fortunate as other
countries, however it was Hitler who could not fulfill promises he made.
Franklin Roosevelt argued that the
issues the USA were facing were because of taxes going up, the government
playing a role on revenue, the downward hill of finance, and trading becoming
more and more stagnant. Roosevelt believed everything people had was spent, and
there was no more money. Both Roosevelt and Hitler were in charge of major
countries, both had different circumstances, and different attributes and
traits. One could tell just by reading their speech and how they approached
Hitler planned to tackle
unemployment through a national credit program that would improvement of public
buildings, bridges, harbor facilities, passages, and private residential.
Hitler stated, “Unemployment Within
four years unemployment must be finally overcome. At the same time the
conditions necessary for a revival in trade and commerce are provided” (Berlin,
1933). Hitler did indeed improve working environments and conditions and the
cost of living was manageable.
Roosevelt said, “Our greatest
primary task is to put people to work” (First Inaugural Address, 1933). Franklin
would go on to develop the Second New Deal. The USA developed the Works
Progress Administration, which would, improve upon building schools, highways,
parks, and post offices. Roosevelt also developed the National Labor Relations
Act, and this would deny any company from the mistreatment towards an employee.
When it comes to banking, Hitler
stated, “In economical administration, the promotion of employment, the
preservation of the farmer, as well as in the exploitation of individual initiative,
the Government sees the best guarantee for the avoidance of any experiments
which would endanger the currency” (Berlin, 1933). Germany had now stepped their game up and was
no longer a depleted country. They were thriving and could reestablish foreign
trade, and they prospered because trading things with other countries and used
an exchange system, which would drop the bankers. This would in turn eliminate
its national debt and trade divergences.
Roosevelt stated, “There must be a
strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments; there must be an
end to speculation with other people’s money, and there must be provision for
an adequate but sound currency” (First Inaugural Address, 1933). He would
choose to close banks for a day to let Emergency Banking Relief Bill to go into
effect and this would permit the government to take control.
Hitler stated “The German farmer
must be rescued in order that the nation may be supplied with the necessities
of life” (Berlin, 1933). Hitler would mark his produce at a higher rate to
improve agriculture and life.
Roosevelt said, “The task can be
helped by definite efforts to raise the values of agricultural products and
with this the power to purchase the output of our cities.” (First Inaugural
Address, 1933). This was in reference to the overbalance of population in
industrial centers. Roosevelt believed that engaging on a national scale in
redistribution, the land would be put to better use. (First Inaugural Address,
1933). On top of that, Congress would go on to pass a bill in order disburse
product farmers, that would evacuate the land to stop agricultural surplus and
Hitler stated, “As regards its
foreign policy the National Government considers its highest mission to be the
securing of the right to live and the restoration of freedom to our nation”
(First Inaugural Address, 1933). Germany would have an agreement with Poland,
and removed their selves from the League of Nations.
Roosevelt stated, ” In the
field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good
neighbor—the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so,
respects the rights of others” (First Inaugural Address, 1933). This policy was
very beneficial and helped foreign policy.
Bother leaders had similar attributes;
both were determined, and brave. Both leaders wanted what was best for their
country and wanted to make improvements, Roosevelt was more limited due to Democracy
and Hitler had more autonomy due to Communism.