Hitler was an excellent political leader.
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P.S. "putting aside the atrocities he later put forward" is tantamount to saying the soup was good except for the arsenic in the recipe.
The people of Germany at that time were in full agreement of the policies he proposed. He stuck to them, and although one could argue that a good leader gives a people what they need, not what they want, He did manage to return Germany to it's former glory (before WWII) which is what the people needed and wanted. So from this one could argue a good leader does both, which Hitler did.
In terms of the atrocities, it depends what your ideological views and beliefs on civil issues, so when I say "putting those aside" I mean so we can actually answer the question without influence from our own personal views.
In terms of his policies, he gave the public what they wanted, and what they needed to survive, and with this balance of giving the people what they needed (restoration from a near economic, and a body of government to believe in) and what they wanted (the atrocities, and scapegoats of the "non-aryans"), one could argue he was an excellent leader.
He did lose World War II, yes, but not because of political philosophy or bad political leadership, but because he was not a good military tactician, which does not have to be an attribute of a good political leader in modern day.
P.S. I intended to have more rounds, but I've set it up wrong, so thank you for your time and view,, and maybe see you next time in part II of this debate.
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