Comparison Essay: Nazi Germany's Dictatorship Vs. Australian Democracy

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Historical events have shaped our world to create the societies we exist in today. People like the Greeks, Romans and English have had immeasurable impacts of the way we comprehend, rationalize, analyze and respond to events. There are events in history that alter the state of being, either for the good or for the bad. Nazi Germany; one of the most horrific societies to have ever endured, compared to Australia's democracy in the 21st century. As unreal as the thought is, it's a curious topic. Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Nazi Germany versus John Howard, the Liberal leader voted in as Prime Minister. Exciting, yet so obvious as to who would win. Of either societies the most preferable ...view middle of the document...

Forces that could have lead to such a destiny could have been his unhappy childhood, his frustrated adolescence and his artistic disappointment. Never the less Hitler rose to be the individual leader of the Nazi Party as well as the dictator of Germany through 1933 to 1945. Hitler's enrolment in the German Worker's Party provided him the foundation needed to propel his idealistic views of anti-Semitism and Aryan superiority, all of which ended by his suicide.Unlike Nazi Germany, The Australian democratic system values equality, accountability and freedom. Australian Democracy meets the needs of public better, through means of political equality, a higher standard of living and civil liberties. Australia's System is popular, and has lasted so long because it is the most logical. It is a responsible and representative Government. It enables representation of a greater majority of Australia. Comparing this to Nazi Germany, Nazi Germany was gained whilst the country was enduring the world depression in 1929. People immediately blamed their current government and were willing to buy into any political party that promised change.Hitler's initial ideals were beloved by the people of Germany. His goal was to become once again a global superpower, capable and desirous of reconquering lost territory and for others as well. And the free world let this happen. How? There was little resistance to his disastrous project. The Germans rallied behind him and his judicial, educational, industrial and economic establishments. Average Germans pledged to him affection, a tenderness fidelity that bordered on the irrational.Australia's Government supports human rights as well as having a fair judicial system, the biggest difference between Nazi Germany and Australia. Australia is based on liberal democratic tradition including religious tolerance and freedom of speech and supporting the universal declaration of human rights, the very document that if held in the event of Nazi Germany, Hitler would have abused over 50% of the articles.Article 19 of the universal human rights examines freedom of speech, it reads "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, this right includes freedom to hold opinions...." Nazi Germany took propaganda and censorship to a new and frequently perverse level. Propaganda, the act of persuasion, persuading others that your story is factual, was how Hitler gained support. Hitler ensured that nobody in Germany could read or see anything that was hostile or dangerous to the Nazi Party as well as guaranteeing that the views of the Nazi's were put across in the most persuasive manner possible. In Germany, all literature, art, music, radio, film and newspapers etc. were controlled. Everything had to be approved before publishing or punishment followed.The Nazi's abused the very first article in the declaration of human rights, stating that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights...." As well as the sec...


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