- Weimar Germany & the Nazi Rise to Power
- The Nazi State & German Society
- The Nazi Racial State
- Nazi Germany at War
- Writing the History of Nazi Germany
The authoritarian leadership characteristics of Hitler are illustrated in his military strategy approach. Hitler is determined to make decisions personally and often went against the counsel of his cabinet. The Battle of Stalingrad serves as a prime example of how Hitler’s authoritarian style led to a significant failure of execution from the Wehrmacht, if Hitler had listened to his cabinet the deterioration of the Eastern front could have been avoided. The government of the Nazi state is neither completely authoritarian nor polycratic but rather a combination of both. The confusing state of the Nazi government is attributed to Hitler’s totalitarian and impulsive leadership.