Haha… I think we don't have the same opinions on National Socialism, but it's true that by the end, Hitler's vision had reached a massive failure. But opinion and even scholarship about him is still influenced by wartime (Soviet and Allied) propaganda. He was just as bloodthirsty as Napoleon – had an imperial vision and was willing to kill for it. The thing to note is that no Slavic ruler ever was as bent on conquest and reshaping Europe (or even the world) as any Western ruler was. Only Stalin measures up to this, but at least half of his conquests were a response to Nazi Germany and not unprovoked.

Propaganda or not, I have grounds to disagree but am not going to further press that point. :P