Invasion of USSR

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  • Invasion of the USSR
    • Why
      • One of Hitler's foreign policy aims was to destroy communism
      • Hitler needed lebensraum and Russia was the ultimate lebesraum
      • Hitler viewed the Russians as slaves who were inferior. he intended to use them as a slave race
      • Hitler realised Russia had valuable resources i.e Oil, grain it was the bread basket of the Ukraine
    • How
      • The Nazi soviet pact had made it easier for the Nazis to get closer to the Russian border, in private hitler said he would not obey the pact
      • Hitlers Success on the WESTERN Front i.e. conquest of France. made Germnay confident
      • 22nd June 1941 he launches attack on Russia called barabaro


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