Autocratic vs. Democratic Leaders
A look at how Roosevelt, Hoover, Stalin and Hitler dealt with the many problems of the interwar years.
# 120228 | 1,327 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Jun 07, 2010 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency) , History (U.S. The 1930's - Great Depression) , History (European - 20th Century) , History (Russian)
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The paper looks at how democratic leaders, such as Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and autocratic leaders, such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, dealt with the many problems of the interwar years. The paper shows how democratic leaders utilized the law for the good of the people, whereas autocratic leaders utilized the law for the good of themselves and their nation as a whole, without regard for the average citizen. The paper discusses how while Stalin and Hitler were inhumanly awful men, they also implemented economic policies that boosted productivity and lowered the unemployment rate, and while Hoover and Roosevelt worked towards the good of the people, they also used tactics to forcefully obtain their goals for the country.
From the Paper:"The years directly after World War One were a time of rebuilding and renewal, in order to recover from the staggering loss of men and destruction caused by a war that had been unexpectedly and astonishingly colossal. The consequent stock market crash could not have occured at a more unpropitious moment. The necessary reconstruction of the world and the economic crisis of the Great Depression created an overabundance of challenges for nations' leaders. Both democratic leaders, such as Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and autocratic leaders, such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, dealt with the many problems of the interwar years with an arsenal of solutions that were both similar and dissimilar."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Conquest, Robert. The Great Terror - a Reassessment. London: Pimlico, 1990.
- Davidson, Eugene. The Making of Adolf Hitler: The Birth and Rise of Nazism. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1977.
- Garraty, John. The Great Depression. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: London, 1986.
- Hamby, Alonzo. For the Survival of Democracy. New York: Free Press, 2004.
- McElvaine, Robert. America 1929-1941: The Great Depression. Toronto: Random House, 1984.
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