Hitler's Foreign Policy

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What were Hitler's foreign policies?

  • Undo Versaille 
  • Unite all Germans
  • Lebansraum
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Rearmament

  • Increases employment
  • National pride
  • Conscription - More jobs
  • Britain understood

Reduced unemployment - National Pride

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The Saar

  • Under league of nations
  • Between France, Belgium and Germany
  • Plebiscite
  • 90% vote for Germany
  • Moral booster

LEGAL

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Re-militarisation of the Rhineland

  • Go into Rhineland
  • Hitler weak - If allies wanted to - would've made Hitler retreat - losing support of army officials
  • Hitler claimed USSR and French were threatening him
  • Britain understood
  • League of Nations - Morally condemned
  • French elections - Nothing happened
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Spanish Civil War

  • Communists vs Right Wing - General Franco
  • Hitler tests bombs
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The Anti- Comintern Pact 1936-1937

Signed by Germany, Italy and Japan

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Anschluss

  • Hitler persuades Schuschnigg
  • Austria poor
  • Austrian Nazi Party - Riots 
  • Hitler marches into Austria to witness plebiscite
  • 99.75% Germany

Lebansraum - Hitler got more soldiers and iron and gold

Britain understood

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Sudetenland 1938

  • Hitler wants parts of it- Prepared to fight
  • Chamberlain meets with Hitler - Agrees to appease him
  • Hitler wants all of it now - Rescue mistreated Germans
  • Meeting held - Give Hitler all of it. Czech not included in decision
  • Hitler marches into Czech wanting all of it
  • Takes over whole country
  • Britain and France say if he goes into Poland - War
  • Nazi- Soviet Pact - Biding time
  • WAR 17th Sept 1939
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