The Essence Of Power Hitler v Gandhi

In the late 1800's and the early 1900's the people of northern Europe, southern Africa and Asia were in despair.They had no leaders.They were defenseless.India had been taken over by the British Empire and now the 315 million Indians were under the rule of the 100 thousand British soldiers there.In Germany there were six different political groups; nobody knew what to do.These countries were in shock, they need a change, but more importantly, they needed a leader.
Mohandas K. Gandhi was a law student, born and raised in India, but schooled in England.Early on in his career he returned to his birthplace and attempted to practice law there, but he was very unsuccessful.A few years later he moved to South Africa, and again attempted to set up a law practice there.But South Africa was now in British control and the Indian lawyer was subjected to a lot of racial prejudice.Almost immediately he was abused because of his heritage and his law practice went down the drain.Gandhi began to notice the awful discriminations that all Indians suffered from.In 1894 he began a movement that would shape the way that Indians are viewed even today.He began to take charge; he began to lead his people.
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria in 1889, about the time that Gandhi was realizing his mission in life.Like Mohandas K. Gandhi, Hitler was very smart as a child.Being the son of a public servant, he was able to attend the best schools and was able to partake in any extra-curricular activities he desired.All his father wanted was for his son to follow in his footsteps and attain the rank of public servant or even better, but the boy was very stubborn and when his father refused to let him chase a career as an artist, he decided to stop doing his work, and his grades began to fall drastically.When his father died he quit school and for the next few years lived off his family's money.He did nothi…

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