How did Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty of Versailles from 1933 onwards until the outbreak of WWll?

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How did Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty of Versailles from 1933 onwards until the outbreak
of WWll?
Hitler's aims in his foreign policy

The abolition of the Treaty of Versailles



Hitler had gained much support throughout the 1920's by condemning the Treaty of Versailles and
politicians who had signed…

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genetically superior and destined to rule over others. Hitler believed he had the right to invade
eastern Europe and make the Slav peoples (such as the Poles and the Russians) Germany's slaves.


Rebuild Germanys military



Destroy communism


Achieving his foreign policy aims

To achieve his aims Hitler would need to…

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AngloGerman Naval Treaty 1935




Hitler knew that Britain had some sympathy with Germany on the issue of rearmament. Britain
believed that the limits placed by the Treaty of Versailles were too tight and that a strong
Germany was a buffer against Communism.

So, in 1935, Britain signed a naval agreement…

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A plebiscite was held, January 1935 and 90% of voters chose for it to be reunited with
Germany, showing Hitler's popularity.
It was returned to Germany in March 1935.


Results
The Nazis felt it was the first undoing of Versailles unfairness complete.
The Success encouraged Hitler to challenge more Versailles…

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The union was a key aim of Hitler's who wanted to unite all German speaking peoples.
Austrian Nazi party activists murdered Engelbert Dollfuss, the chancellor of Austria.
They tried to take over their government but were prevented by Dollfuss.
The Spanish civil war brought Germany and Italy together.
The AntiCommunism…

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Chamberlain believed that Hitler was a normal leader who would listen to reason. He
didn't realise, until it was too late, that appeasement encouraged Hitler.




Quite simply, the argument against the following of appeasement is that it did not stop
the Second World War coming in September 1939.




Appeasement could…

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Some people saw communist Russia as a bigger threat than Hitler. They thought that
Germany could act as a buffer, especially as Hitler was very anticommunist.


NaziSoviet Pact, Poland and WWll
NaziSoviet Pact ­ August 1939





What was the NaziSoviet Pact?

This pact came as a surprise. Fascism and communism…

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What impact did the NaziSoviet Pact have on Europe before World War Two?
It meant that Hitler's attack on Poland was inevtiable. Hitler had prevented the danger of a
war on two fronts, which had been the downfall of Germany in the First World War.

Hitler presumed it would prevent…

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support to Poland. They offered similar guarantees of Romania and Greece. Finally, they
increased arms production.

NonAggression Pact with Poland ­ 1934





In January 1934, Germany signed a 10year friendship or nonaggression agreement with Poland.
This was signed for a number of reasons. Firstly, by signing the agreement, Hitler hoped…

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The Czech problem

Although Hitler was keen to unite all German speaki8ng people, he had other reasons for wanting
to control Czechoslovakia. its geographical position made it a threat to Germany, as its western
boarder came deep into German territory. It was strong militarily and economically, with an army
of…

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Mr Crook

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This is a very good piece of revision work. Would highly reccommned this.

Bradley Hill

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Call yourself a teacher Mr Crook? Heard better English in the Quran.

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