Hitler's Ideology

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World War II, the largest and most violent War to occur began twenty-one years after the close of World War I. The second world war began on the 1st of September, 1939 and involved a vast majority of the world’s nations. The nations were split in two forming the Axis Powers (which in the beginning consisted of Germany, Italy and Japan) versus the Allies (involving France, Great Britain and The Soviet Union.) Throughout the war each army grew in numbers due to alliances and friendship treaties. By the late 1930’s Hitler was the most powerful man in the German Government. (study.com 2003-2016.) He had many goals for Germany, but his main focus was known as Lebensraum, which translates to ‘living space.’ Hitler wished to expand the German borders …show more content…
A blueprint on Hitler’s intentions during World War II and yet not many copies were sold until he was elected Chancellor of Germany in 1933, which was a very important year for Hitler. (The History Place 1996) During this year, Hitler took complete control over Germany and the pages of Mein Kampf came to …show more content…
His constant need to be in control was the cause of Germany’s defeat in 1945. In the first few years Hitler’s ideas went according to plan, but in time, the pressure built and he began to lose dominance due to the fact that he simply took on too much. On March 16th, 1935, Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles by re-building Germany’s Air Force and Navy. In 1936, he marched 22,000 troops into the Rhineland, but no one reacted. Britain and France made a big mistake by refusing to take action against Germany during this time. Germany only had 30,000 trained troops and could have easily been defeated with force. Britain did not act as the nation was weak, not only economically but also militarily. France did not act as they were between governments and did not wish to declare war unless they had to.(BBC Bitesize 2014) This gave Hitler the time he needed to build defences to carry on his plans to expand Germany’s borders. In eighteen months the German forces were stronger than Britain and France. Hitler was confident and therefore invaded Poland on the 1st of September, 1939.(BBC Bitesize 2014) War was officially declared and Germany were on the slow road to eventual

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