Hitler 's Second World War Essay

1069 Words May 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Was Hitler seeking a World war in 1939 when he invaded Poland?
On the morning of September 1, 1939 the decision was made to invade Poland. The German army attacked Poland. We now know today that this was the beginning of the Second World War. Today there is a lot historians know about what happened but, one thing historians have not come across the answer to and continue to debate about, Did Hitler intend to start the second world war when invading Poland? This is a complicated debate. One reason this is complicated is because we have no way of knowing what Hitler was thinking at the time when Germany commenced the invasion. There are many factors that can be debated on both sides of this argument. One factor that supports the belief that Hitler did not intend on starting a world war and only wanted a war between Germany and Poland is the German economy at the time. The German economy at the time was not particularly strong so there are some that believed Hitler did not want to start a world war until later on. Another factor that supports the belief that Hitler did intend to start a world war at the time the vast re arming of the German military prior to the German invasion of Poland.
To fully understand why Germany invaded Poland you must look back to the surrender of Germany in the First World War. In the First World War Germany was blockaded by the allied powers, which consisted of; United States, Great Britain, France, and Italy. This blockade restricted supplies and…

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