The Aims of Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler, the commander of the Third Reich, determined to make Germany the strongest power in Europe. In order to do so, Hitler must unite all German ethnic groups, deploy aggressive policies and defeat communism. These actions all would defy the Treaty of Versailles; Thus, Hitler’s desire ultimately led to the outbreak of the Second World War.
The Treaty of Versailles neither appeased nor obliterated Germany. Instead, it placed a “war guilt” blame on Germany, which prevented a long-lasting peace and enraged the German people. "No postwar German government believed it could accept such a burden on future generations and survive …" (Paxton 153) Germany was forced to pay heavy reparations and encounter hyper-inflation. Adolf Hitler attempted a coup d’état against the republic, to establish a Putsch similar to Mussolini's. ("Beer Hall Putsch (Munich Putsch).")Although he failed, Hitler was then recognised as a national hero, whom gained public support from Germany. This would lead to the rise of Hitler.
Germany’s aggressive foreign policy, from 1933 to 1945, was imposed to accomplish Hitler’s desires of dominating Europe. The policy made seemingly reasonable demands but threatened war if denied. This lead to the appeasement of Britain and France, whom were both suffering from the devastation caused by The Great Depression. (John)The rearmament of Germany was essential for Hitler’s goals, and was accomplished with Germany’s aggressive policies. After France claimed that she would not disarm if there was no guarantee of protection from the United States and Britain, Germany, whom agreed to disarm, withdrew from the Geneva Disarmament conference. By 1935, Germany rearmed through conscription and the establishment of munitions ...

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  • Explains that adolf hitler, the commander of the third reich, determined to make germany the strongest power in europe. hitler must unite all german ethnic groups, deploy aggressive policies and defeat communism.
  • Analyzes how the treaty of versailles placed a "war guilt" blame on germany, which prevented long-lasting peace and enraged the german people.
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