This top list will be dedicated to people who in my opinion have changed the world. Some of them have changed this world for the better and some of the worse.
Below you can read which five people are responsible for many changes on our planet:
5. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Austria, a small town across the Inn River from Germany. Soon after Hitler’s birth, his father. Alois Hitler, moved the family to Linz, Austria. Hitler attended school in Linz and at first was good student, but in high school he was a very poor student. Hitler’s academic abilities angered his father because his father hoped that Hitler would study to become a government worker as he had been. Hitler however wanted to become an artist. In 1907, Hitler went to Vienna Austrie. In an attempt ended when he failed to entrance exam to the Academy of Fine Arts. When Hitler’s mother died in 1907, he decided to remain in Vienna. He took the enterance exam a year later and failed again. He did not have steady work in Vienna, but insted took a variety of odd jobs. He lived in cheam rooming houses or slept on park benches and he often had to get meals from charity kitchens. During his time in Vienna Hitler was a German-speaking Austrian and considered himself German. He ridiculed the Austrian government for recognizing eight languages as official and belived that no government could last if it treated ethnic groups equally. In 1913, Hitler went to Munich, Germany and when World War I began in 1914 he volunteered for service in the German army. Hitler was twice decorated for bravery but only rose to the rank of corporal. When World War I ended. Hitler was in a hospital recovering from temporary blindness possibly caused by poison gas attack. The Versailles Treaty that ended the war stripped Germany of much of its territory, forced the country to disarm, and ordered Germany the country was in despair.The country was bankrupt and millions of people were unemployed. In 1920 Hitler joined the National Socialist German Workers Party known as the Nazis. The Nazis called for all Germans, even those in other countries to unite into one nation, they called for a strong central government, and they called for the cancellation of the Versailles Treaty. Hitler became leader of the Nazi party and built up membership quickly, mostly because of his powerful speaking ability. Hitler organized an army for the Nazi party and called the Storm Troopers (“Brown Shirts”) who were called upon to fight groups seeking to disband the Nazi rallies. On November 9, 1923, Hitler led more than 2,000 Storm Troopers on a march to seize the Bavarian government. The attempt failed and Hitler was arrested and sentenced to prison for five years for treason. While in prison, Hitler wrote Mein Lampf (My Struggle). In this book he stated his beliefs and plans for Germany’s future. Hitler only served was released, he began to rebuild the party again. He set up a private battle-ready elite guard known as the “Schutzstaffel” (SS). By 1929, the Nazis had become an important minor political party. In 1930, a worldwide depression hit Germany, yet Germany also had the debt of paying for the damage it had caused in World War I. Hitler protested against paying the debt and said that the Jews and Communists were the cause for Germany’s defeat in WW I. He promised to rid Germany of Jews and Communists and to reunite the German speaking part of Europe. In July, 1932, the Nazis received about 40% of the vote and became the strongest party in Germany. On January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor of Germany. Once in this position Hitler moved quickly toward attaining a dictatorship. When von Hindenburg died in 1934. Hitler already had control of Germany and he gave himself the title “Fuehrer” (leader). Under Hitler’s government called the Third Reich, there was no place for freedom. The government controlled every part of one’s life. Hitler used extensive propaganda to brainwash the nation into beliving his theoiry about creating perfect Aryan or nordic race. Therefore it was Hitler’s plan to rid the nation and eventually the world of Jews, Gypsies, Negroes, handicapped and mentally ill persons. This plan was called “Final Solution.” World War II begain in 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland to begin his unification of all German-speaking peoples. By this time extermination camps were being established throughout Germany, Poland and Russia. Before Allied countries he had caused the people. Hitler committed suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945 and seven days later, Germany surrendered.