Hitler was underestimated by the public and other nations at the time of his rise to power in Germany. Hitler being underestimated was a major factor that helped him to rise up. Some saw Hitler as a diabolical leader under his own lust for personal power^1. However, he used that factor to help him get promoted in chancellor. He had a very good memory that most people wished they had. One of Hitler’s secretaries said, “I often ask myself how one human brain could preserve so many facts^2. He was able to remember many facts such as statistics. Having this ability is very useful so he may plan ahead and make back up plans too. If any problems may rise he can remember the facts and recalculate his plan. He was able to use his own mind to make him a powerful and smart leader. He used art, history, philosophy, theology, linguistics, medicine, and science in order to become a smart leader^3. For example, he thought that being bigger was a winning trait to everything. The weapons he uses explains the bigger is better. His tanks were built based off size and with each new model the next tank was bigger and stronger.
Another example may lead to Germany’s scientists and the events leading up to the Cold War where both U.S. and USSR wanted Germany’s scientists. Hitler was smart and promoted science, he financed and had very few regulations for them.
^1. Spielvogel, Jackson J., and David Redles. Hitler and Nazi Germany. New York, NY:
Pearson, 2014. p.126.
^2. Spielvogel, p. 126.
^3. Spielvogel, p. 126.