Hitler's impact on World History

        When we talk about the Hitler, the first two things that pop into most people's minds are WWII and the holocaust. Yes, Hitler was mostly responsible for the start of WWII and the holocaust. By commanding the invasion of Poland, Hitler started the horrible WWII. Indirectly, he was responsible for the deaths  of hundreds of thousands of soldiers in Europe. He also ruined many cities in Europe during the War. However, Hitler also led to the deaths of many civilians directly during the notorious holocaust. Hitler's extreme racism and antisemitism led to him killing more than 11 million people, among those, about 6 million were Jewish. The use of gas chambers and human experimentation were considered to be extremely inhumane. By doing so , Hitler embedded the idea of racial superiority and hatred  as one more awful sin for himself. Although he intended to help Germany become a world power, he did the exact opposite and left Germany divided and defeated after his suicide.

Mussolini's impact on World History

        Benito Mussolini, an Italian fascist, was most famous for his dictatorial rule in Italy and his loyalty fascism and Hitler. Although himself a founder of fascism, Mussolini seemed to believe that Hitler was of more power and respect than himself. As a result, Mussolini followed Hitler during WWII and fought alongside Germany. After serving in WWI, Mussolini realized that socialism could not help Italy. Thus, he became a fascist who emphasized blind loyalty to the state and authoritarian rule.
        To some degree, Mussolini contributed to WWII indirectly since he was on of the founders of fascism and Hitler's Nazism was based on Mussolini's fascism. They both emphasized nationalism and put the benefit of the state on top of all others. By being both the predecessor and the follower of Hitler, Mussolini's impact on World History cannot be overlooked.

Tojo's impact on World History

        Hideki Tojo was the prime minister of Japan during WWII. As an excellent student in college who graduated at the top of the class and a victorious army general, Tojo ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although Tojo's actions had always seemed beneficial, his command on the attack of Pearl Harbor in 1941 led U.S. into the war, and ultimately led to Japan's surrender. Since his action fastened the entering of U.S. into the war, he was partially responsible for U.S.'s later throwing of atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If Tojo had not ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. might not enter the war in 1941, and the Allies might not win the war in 1945.