How is Adolf Hitler related to the Russian Revolution of 1917?I have found multiple answers for this question over the internet, but none have been similar. Any help would be great. If you dont...

How is Adolf Hitler related to the Russian Revolution of 1917?

I have found multiple answers for this question over the internet, but none have been similar. Any help would be great. If you dont know and exact answer but think you know, here are some answers that I found:

1.Hitler has nothing to do with the revolution, he was in the German army at the time.

2.The Russian Revolution drove Hitler to extremes.

3. Adolf Hitler had a job were he would lecture German soldiers about polotics. The purpose of his job was to promote his political phylosophy favored by the army and to help to combat the influece on the Russian Revolution.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Hitler was not chancellor during the Russian Revolution. Germany was just a nosy neighbor, trying to profit both before and after the revolution. Hitler hated the Russians and attacked them, causing him to weaken Germany by fighting a war on both fronts. So you could say the revolution affected Hitler, not the other way around.
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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Hitler's National Socialist philosophy really contained hatred for only two main groups: Jews and Communists.  As far as being ruthless dictators, Hitler and Stalin shared a psychopathy, but the Russian Revolution helped define Adolf's beliefs, and in the end, changed the course of history by leading, at least in his mind, to Hitler's need to invade the Soviet Union. It was his downfall.

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Hitler was only 28 years old in 1917. He was a war hero from WWI and in 1923 he joined a Worker's Party that tried to overthrow the German Government.  He went to jail were he wrote "Mein Kampf."  Hitler had no international power or influence until after his release from prison. 

After WWI Russia was poor.  The people were hungry and ready for a revolt. The revolution was led by Lennin.

Even though Hitler was not involved in the Revolution of 1917 Germany was.  "Negotiations with the German side were conducted by a delegation of Bolsheviks. Historian Oleg Platonov insists that part of them (to be exact, Leon Trotsky, Adolph Yoffe and Lev Karahan) were directly involved with German intelligence."  They eventually had a treaty with Germany and without this treaty the Bolsheviks could not have survived financially. 

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jaymac | (Level 2) eNoter

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While reading Solzhenitsyn's: Gulag Archipelago it occurred to me how similar Russia's treatment of its prisoners (political, ideologically, or the ridiculous) were to work people to death under the cruelest circumstances and bizarre logic. It makes me wonder if Hitler learned his evil from the Russians. Could that be a way Hitler was influenced by the Revolution.

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dude990 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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Hitler acually had a lot to do with the Revolution. He was an influence for a russian dude. Every other commment posted here is wrong. Only mines is correct. Ha! Get raped.

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