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  • Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?
    • Hitler's aims -Foreign policy
      • Abolish treaty of versailles
        • Takes G out of LofN immediately
        • Vs November Criminals
      • Grossdeutschland Policy
        • Self determination
          • Austria
          • Polish corridor
          • Czech
      • Lebensraum
        • Into Russia - not colonies
        • Living Space
      • Methods
        • Gamble on guilt of Br and Fr after Versailles
        • Diplomatic stage internationally -Reasonable & avoid war
        • Gradually increase demands of Br and Fr
      • Destroy Communism
        • War w/ Russia
    • 8 Steps to War: SCRAMCUP
      • Munich
        • 1938 Hitler tries to take over Sudetenland
          • Chamberlain appeased him
            • Munich agreement - 29 Sept 1938
              • Chamberlain gives Hitler Sudeten
      • Conscription & Re-armament
        • 1935 Hitler introduced conscription
          • Broke TofV
      • Czech
        • 15 March 1939 - Invades rest of Czech
          • People realised a war was coming
      • Saar Plebiscite, 1935
        • Saar inhabitants voted to return to Germany
      • Poland
        • April 1939 -Chamberlain - 'Polish Guarantee'
        • 1st Sept 1939 -Hitler invades
          • 3rd Sept - Br Declare War
      • Austria
        • 1938 took over
          • First Hitler wanted Austrian Nazis to join
            • 11 March - invasion
            • Br & Fr do nothing
      • Rhineland
        • Hitler invaded 7 March1936
          • Had orders to retreat if any resistance
            • Br & Fr do nothing
            • Only 22,000 men
          • Broke TofV
      • USSR/Nazi Pact
        • Summer 1939 - Plans to invade Poland
          • Danzig Germans demand unification
          • Br promises to come to Poland's aid
        • August 1939 - Secret treaty w/ Russia - Stop Br & Fr invade Poland

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