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1

What was the Hitler Myth?

Propaganda depicting Hitler as Germany's saviour. Hitler was seen as responsible for all of the good things in Germany and a banisher of the bad.

2

What was the Hitler Myth supposed to do?

Increase Hitler's popularity and so sustain Hitler's success. Also meant to satisfy people's emotional need for a strong authoritarian leader.

3

What negative consequences were as a result of the myth?

Hitler became a victim of his own myth as he started to believe in the propaganda around 1941 and the country suffered many military failures.

4

What indicated that Hitler was a weak leader?

Behind the scenes there was chaos - "biggest confusion in government".