Hitler as a U.S. Politician

Assume, for whatever reason, Hitler's recent ancestors emigrate to the U.S., and that's where Hitler's political career takes root. How different could this be considering the different political attitudes at the time in the U.S., as compared to germany?
 
There is no reason to think that Hitler will go into politics, or that if he does his politics will be anything like what they were in OTL. His politics were the product of a completely different milieu than that of the United States.
 
There is no reason to think that Hitler will go into politics, or that if he does his politics will be anything like what they were in OTL. His politics were the product of a completely different milieu than that of the United States.
That's what i'm saying.
Assuming he does go into politics, how does it shape out
 
Was once a book with Hitler emigrating to.America and becoming a Senator - promoted his son for President.
 
Honestly there are a lot of variables as it depends on where he lives, who his influences are, and whether he even wants to be a politician. Like if he ends up in North Dakota he’d be totally different than if he ends up in New York or Texas or Chicago.
 
Threads like this could make sense if they have Hitler moving to the United States after his politics were at least partly formed. (E.g., a young Hitler who has already absorbed the anti-Semitism of Karl Lueger and the Vienna gutter press might retain some of those attitudes after moving to America--though in fact the extent to which Hitler was anti-Semitic in his Vienna days has been debated.) But they are simply meaningless applied to an infant Hitler--his politics (and even whether he would have politics) were not predetermined and could take a huge number of directions.
 
Well he was not born in America so he could not be President. Presumably he arrives before the Johnson Reed Immigration Act of 1924. I will assume he came in 1921 so his beliefs are well formed. IF he came as a child you could plausibly claim almost any set of political beliefs. I would put him in a Northern city. It would have been hard for a 1920s immigrant to become politically prominent in the South although his racial beliefs would certainly fit the times. I could easily see him adopting eugenics.
 

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Was once a book with Hitler emigrating to.America and becoming a Senator - promoted his son for President.
That is the fantastic Resurrections from the Dustbin of History by Simon Louvish. The Beerhall Putsch fails completely, hitler and co have to escape to America, Germany goes communist under Rosa Luxembourg and Trotsky leads the USSR. Its a book packed full of AH details and a pretty decent story too
 
There's no reason to believe Hitler would emerge dictator or even a politician; there's no reason he would even venture in that direction in the first place. He might still be a, well, violent person depending on whether you trust some studies, but the Hitler of OTL -- an antisemite, a populist, and a fascist -- emerged largely due to circumstances present in his native Germany. The power and ideological vacuum of Eastern and Central Europe - wherein it was believed by certain segments of society that both liberal democracy and monarchy were discredited, tearing apart the carefully crafted veneer where revanchism and genocide were supposed to be under a curtain of sorts - simply did not exist in the United States, which emerged in the postwar years very prosperous. The most that can be said is Hitler emerges a sort of Huey Long, running on a demagoguic platform; whether, of course, he might extend this to a national level is very much debatable.

As for Germany, it would certainly end up very differently. The German Workers' Party (not even the NSDAP, which was almost purely Hitler's creation) would likely fade into obscurity; it was Hitler and his 'talents' that brought attention to the party in the first place. I don't see the KPD, who simply lacked the sheer resources necessary to overcome the German military-industrial complex whose alliance with Hitler put him into power, filling the vacuum of fascism. More likely, Germany emerges in the mid-1930s a redressed version of its 1916-1918 self; a right-wing dictatorship empowered by the military and the industrialists, even if without the titular monarch. World War II would almost certainly happened (the opinions of German Junkers towards Hitler were based on the grounds that he was too vulgar; antisemitism and the stab-in-the-back myth had already found itself as the religion of ruling circles), though whether it would happen in 1939 is debatable. Perhaps we see a World War II that starts in the 1940s, which I think would certainly have notable effects on the world.
 
Obviously it might depend on where he'd grow up, but I think it might be interesting to have a socialist, or maybe social-democratic Hitler. IIRC his father was a farmer and maybe he moves to the middle west to Wisconsin, Minnesota or the Dakotas and young Hitler might find himself attracted to social democratic or progressive movements. So lets say young Hitler is born in rural Wisconsin and moves to Milwaukee after the death of his father and mother. He then becomes an ardent socialist in the city and even runs for office as he is quite a good speaker, though he never rises further than the state legislature. Eventually he identifies as a Democrat but is more in the social democratic tradition and is a supporter of FDR. He dies as a successful but unknown local politician in 1961 at the age of 72 due to complications of Parkinson's disease.
 
Obviously it might depend on where he'd grow up, but I think it might be interesting to have a socialist, or maybe social-democratic Hitler. IIRC his father was a farmer and maybe he moves to the middle west to Wisconsin, Minnesota or the Dakotas and young Hitler might find himself attracted to social democratic or progressive movements. So lets say young Hitler is born in rural Wisconsin and moves to Milwaukee after the death of his father and mother. He then becomes an ardent socialist in the city and even runs for office as he is quite a good speaker, though he never rises further than the state legislature. Eventually he identifies as a Democrat but is more in the social democratic tradition and is a supporter of FDR. He dies as a successful but unknown local politician in 1961 at the age of 72 due to complications of Parkinson's disease.
I made up a timeline where he becomes an actor named "Al Henry", a German American actor whose career falters during the talkie era. He later finds work as a German villain in a Charlie Chaplin movie. He retires to the Midwest, has "Uncle Al's Grocery Store" and dies an ordinary death.

*Edit* Found it!!
 
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He'll find a home in the Deep South. Robust democracy with strong institutions is the only thing that kept Lynching as just a pastime down there.
 
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