Nelson Mandela vs Aldolf Hitler

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Were these leaders “perfect”?
Adolf Hitler
-Aside from the millions of deaths he was responsible for, Hitler had other issues that ultimately limited his effectiveness as leader for the Germans. Before we get into that, I would like to discuss something that he was good at, and that was his use of coercive power. According to the book, “To coerce means to influence others to do something against their will and may include manipulating penalties and rewards in their work environment.” (Northouse) This is exactly what Hitler was good at. He would use mass propaganda to influence his people in such a way that they would believe that the Jewish people were a threat to society.
Next, I’m going to move into talking about some of his flaws that limited his success as a leader. The first one that I will be talking about is Hitler’s distrust for his generals. As the years went by during WWII, “He came to believe that Germany's victories were his alone and that most of his generals were narrow-minded, overly cautious and incapable.” (bbc.co.uk) This just goes to show how self-centered and incompetent Hitler was. Despite his generals remaining loyal to him, he still became less and less fond of them. I believe this was a result of him believing that he could win the war all by himself, without the help or advice of his subordinates. A classic example of how this failed was the battle of Stalingrad in 1942. Before the invasion (of Moscow), two of Hitler’s senior-most advisors told him that they disagreed with the plan. Despite his better judgment, Hitler ignored their advice and continued on anyway. As they entered the city they believed they had a good shot at defeating the Russians, but as time past Hitler realized that he was vastly outnumbered and was heard saying, “Surrender is forbidden. Sixth Army will hold their position to the last man.” (historyplace.com) That…...

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