To begin with, Hitler’s primary reason for banning All Quiet on the Western Front had to deal more with his soldiers than society. At this point in time, Hitler’s top priority was to engineer a mass army to fight with the axis power in WWII. However, Hitler was well aware that upon reading All Quiet on the Western Front, no soldier would venture even remotely close to signing up for his army. The book graphically describes the repulsive lice, rats, and various other undesirable creatures the soldiers were forced to acknowledge. In one particular scene, the author explains the rigorous process of killing lice.
The majority of Europe (especially France and Britain) and America were angry towards Germany for the war, and therefore created the Treaty of Versailles. The main points of the treaty blamed Germany for the war (article 231), made Germany harshly cut down their military forces, forced Germany give much of their land to different countries and finally Germany had to pay Â£6,600 million in reparations. Woodrow Wilson created the fourteen points to stop himself and America from getting into war again. The fourteenth point was to create a League of Nations to stop future wars. Any aggressive countries would be sanctioned by all the League's members and would be attacked as a last resort.
Hitler's Road to Defeat Adolf Hitler's statement "there shall never again be a November 1918" clarifies his fierce rage by the abortive November 1918 revolution in Germany and as well as the humiliating defeat in WWI. His career focus was to rescue a humiliated German nation from democratic ideology, the shackles of the Treaty of Versailles and "eliminate 'internationalism', by which he meant the Jews within the German Empire" (Haffner: 10), to create a Greater-German nationalism under despotic rule. The Weimar constitution, "modeled on that of the parliamentary German Empire," (Haffner: 53) embodied the beaurocratic system of which Hitler was so adamantly opposed. Hitler blamed the Weimar Republic and it's far-leftist philosophy for the socio-economic crisis that hit Germany in the early 1900's. Desperate situations require a strong sense of leadership to overcome extenuating circumstances.
Lastly he hoped to expand east... ... middle of paper ... ...r of Great Britain. However, having the determination that Hitler did was not enough to defeat the Allied forces as the war went on. He went as far to believe that he had fought the wrong war, but why? His foreign policies were clear from the very beginning: destroy the Treaty of Versailles, unite all German-speaking nations, and racially cleanse the land he wanted to create for his new collection of German people. His statement must be made false due to the fact that even though he lost the war, Hitler had the footing and power to achieve most of his goals.
Most Germans hated Versailles, as the country became weak and useless, many people thought it should be overturned however, nobody had the power to do it and nobody wanted to risk war. Once Hitler had rose to power it was obvious to everyone that his plan was to over-throw Versailles and make a 'Greater Germany'. However, Hitler's main ideology was racial infinity and the outcome of the greater racial struggle would depend upon population, territory and resources. Of course, Versailles depleted all Germanys resources and 'Lebensraum' was a long way away. Hitler had definite foreign policy objectives.
Going around saying this will make people feel inferior and think the Germans have no authority over them, this caused conflicts. Hitler thought that the Treaty of Versailles should be cancelled and land taken from Germany must be returned. This led to problems as they were demanding land, which not only is against the Treaty's wishes, but will make then a lot stronger when or if future wars do happen. He said that all people of German blood, including many in Austria and Czechoslovakia, must be allowed to live in Greater Germany. This led to another cause of the war because people would not have been happy if Hitler stole parts of other countries where German people lived.
Adolf Hitler’s military tactics, poor leadership skills, and actions caused him to lose World War II. Hitler’s objective was to gain world power. He was willing to risk everything for Germany to become the most powerful country. According to Richard Overy, a British historian, “If the German people are not prepared to engage in its own survival, so be it: then it must disappear!” (538). Hitler was also willing to sacrifice Germany to attain world control and victory during World War II.
Roehm was particularly hated because as leader of the Sturm Abteilung (SA) he had tremendous power and had the potential to remove any one of his competitors. Goering and Himmler asked Reinhard Heydrich to assemble a dossier on Roehm. Heydrich, who also feared him, manufactured evidence that suggested that Roehm had been paid 12 million marks by the French to overthrow Hitler. Hitler liked Ernst Roehm and initially refused to believe the dossier provided by Heydrich. Roehm had been one of his first supporters and, without his ability to obtain army funds in the early days of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...anged the lyrics of songs to mock Germanyand when they stopped bands of Hitler Youth, they taunted and sometimes attacked them.
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.
Hitler had many reasons to do this. With Britain in a weaker position and public morale lower than ever, it gave Hitler his best opportunity to invade Britain and potentially launch Operation Sealion. This was the crucial thought in Hitler's mind when deciding to attack the towns and cities of Britain. Characteristically, Hitler never wished to go to war with Britain and the Blitz was a technique used to diminish the British morale. Hitler hoped to lower public morale by destroying the citizen's homes and city's.