Written By: Sajjad Shaukat
By following the policies of Germany’s earlier rulers William II (Kaiser) and Adolf Hitler in the modern era, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump will cause destruction in the entire world, if he becomes the president of the United States. Robert G. L. Waite in his books “Kaiser and Fuhrer: A Comparative Study of Personality and Politics”, and “The Psychopathic God: Adolph Hitler”finds outstanding similarities between William II, Hitler.
According to him, “Though Hitler rose to power at the head of a mass movement and the Kaiser inherited his throne, the two men were alike in their pathological egotism and belief that Germany existed for their own aggrandizement. Both men considered themselves incapable of change. Both were fierce racists and anti-Semites. They enjoyed humiliating others. Both dragged Germany into destructive World Wars for which they were quick to blame others.”
Renowned historians opine that William II, Adolf Hitler were impulsive rulers, guided by ungoverned temper—they were the most ambitious readers who wanted to make Germany the greatest power. They believed in the principle of “world power or downfall.”
They had a firm faith in the superiority of German race. The two leaders believed that the path to German greatness was through aggressive military actions. They started a programme of enormous armament by developing German military on modern lines. William II, Hitler became powerful rulers and acted upon an aggressive foreign policy to subjugate other nations. It was due to their unskilled diplomacy that militarization of Germany alarmed France, England and Russia. Thus, they humiliated the Germans, as their country was defeated in the World War I World War II.
Particularly, Hitler’s character and adverse circumstances in Germany helped him to come to power. The Germans were badly humiliated by the Treaty of Versailles (Peace Settlement 1919) which resulted into multiple crises, especially unemployment in Germany.
Hitler was a great orator and his techniques of propaganda helped him to influence millions of people. The Germans felt that Hitler could not only resolve their problems, but could also restore the glory of Germany in the eyes of the world. The more Hitler manipulated the injustices of the Treaty of Versailles, the more he became popular with the public. Read more…