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· Out of LofN
· Rearmament began
· Mussolini saves Austria
· Saar Plebiscite
· Anglo-German Naval Agreement
· Conscription reintroduced
· Rhineland
· Anti-communist alliance with Japan
· Spanish civil war
· Anti-communist alliance with Italy
· Anschluss
· Sudetenland
· Czechoslovakia
· Nazi-Sovet Pact
· Pact of Steel
· Poland
Hitler's Foreign Policy:
Main aims of Hitler's Foreign Policy:
1. Reverse the TofV - unjust, a reminder of defeat.
2.…read more

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Anglo-German Naval Agreement: 1935
Germany's navy could be 35% the size of Britain's.
Allowed Germany to increase her power.
Mussolini saves Austria:
Hitler's weakness showed.
He needed Mussolini as an ally.
The Saar:
Saar was part of Germany, but France got its produce. Run by the league since 1919.
Plebiscite: 90% voted to return to German rule.
Boosted Hitler's morale.
More men & resources.
France & USSR had an agreement to protect each other from Germany. Hitler
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Czechoslovakia: Sudetenland & Munich Agreement
Czechoslovakia: a threat ­ strong economically & militarily.
- Germans living there.
- Very industrialised.
- Rich in raw materials.
- Important defensively for Czechoslovakia.
1938: German Sudeten Party demanded union with Germany.
Chamberlain met Hitler in Munich and gave him the Sudetenland ­ after a plebiscite.
Hitler gave him the promise he wouldn't take over Czechoslovakia & Chamberlain was
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Why did they follow it?
Hitler standing up to Communism:
- They were more worried about the spread of Communism than about Hitler.
- Dangers to world peace posed by Stalin.
- Hitler ­ buffer to Communism.
USA won't support them:
- Isolationism ­ didn't want to be dragged into another war.
- Weren't ready to stand up to Germany without guarantee of American support.
Agreement that TOV is unfair:
- Unfair to Germany.…read more

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Appeasement was based on the idea that he was trustworthy.
Allowed Germany to grow too strong:
- Becoming much more powerful than Britain and France.
Scared USSR:
- Hitler made no secret of plans to expand east.
- Sent the message to the USSR that Britain and France wouldn't stop Hitler.…read more


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