Hitler and Stalin, the two infamous leaders of the 20th century that caused such upheaval both in their own countries and globally, share more similarities than would appear at first sight. Although they seemed, on the surface, to espouse two widely different ideologies, they are more alike than one would think. Do your research and write an essay comparing and contrasting these two leaders.
Familiarize yourself with the topic:
· “Hitler and Stalin: presentation” http://www.slideshare.net/murnane/hitler-and-stalin-presentation
· “Adolph Hitler versus Joseph Stalin” http://prezi.com/x3-cnikofyiw/adolf-hitler-vs-joseph-stalin/
Documentary to watch and make notes on
· “Hitler & Stalin: Twin Tyrants” http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F94EA6BED55130C
This is a brilliant documentary consisting of eight ten-minute episodes and the quality is superb. It is suggested you watch it before you do your reading.
Reading material to annotate:
· “Comparing Hitler and Stalin in their rise to power” http://www.novelguide.com/reportessay/history/european-history/comparing-hitler-and-stalin-their-rise-power
· “Compare and contrast Hitler and Stalin roads to power” http://www.sciaga.pl/tekst/37541-38-compare_and_contrast_hitler_and_stalin_roads_to_power
· “Comparison of Nazism and Stalinism” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nazism_and_Stalinism
· “Hitler and Stalin: parallel lives” http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/hitler-and-stalin-parallel-lives-by-alan-bullock/