Hitler was named the Time's Magazine Person of the Year in 1938. The magazine wrote that "Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom-loving world faces today." His man of the year selection wasn't because the magazine wanted to praise him. It was because he was the most important person in the world that year, according to Time. Hitler's political journey began in 1919 when he joined the political party called the Deutsche Arbeterpartei - DAP (German Workers' Party. Karl Lueger was the mayor of Vienna. His politics are sometimes viewed as the model for the Nazism of Adolf Hitler.
Hitler served as a Lance Corporal in World War I. Hitler was likely a good soldier during WWI. This is evidenced by his promotion from private to Lance Corporal. He was also decorated twice for bravery, earning the Iron Cross Second Class in 1914 and the Iron Cross First Class in 1918. Hitler was not happy that the war ended. He said that when he heard the news, he suffered from a second bout of blindness. He was even more upset by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which forced Germany to admit starting the war and put them under harsh sanctions. After the war, Hitler returned to Munich. He was assigned to the 7th Company of the 1st Replacement Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Regiment. Then, we went to work as a Prisoner of War guard in a camp called Traunstein.