Rhienland

One of Hitlers aim's was to change the traty of Versaille

  • Under the treaty, Germany was not allowed to let troops into the Rhineland
  • However, Hitler sent his troops back into the Rhineland in 1936
  • This meant he deanounced the Locarno Pact
  • They were ordered by Hitler to retreat if the French army attacked
  • However, Britiain was not keen to provoke Germany and France was changing govt so had domesti problems
  • France was willing to act with the support of Britiain but they didn't want to act so nothing happened. Also, they had to focus of Abyssinia
  • Therfore, it gave Hitler confidence the international community would not react if Hitler invaded other contries giving him confidence to invade Austria in 1938 
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Rhineland

One of Hitlers aim's was to change the treaty of Versaille

  • Under the treaty, Germany was not allowed to let troops into the Rhineland 
  • However, Hitler sent his troops back into the Rhineland in 1936 This meant he deanounced the Locarno Pact 
  • They were ordered by Hitler to retreat if the French army attacked 
  • However, Britiain was not keen to provoke Germany and France was changing govt so had domestic problems
  •  France was willing to act with the support of Britiain but they didn't want to act so nothing happened. Also, they had to focus of Abyssinia
  •  Therfore, it gave Hitler confidence the international community would not react if Hitler invaded other contries giving him confidence to invade Austria in 1938
  • It was propaganda triump for Hitler 
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Anshluss (1938)

Hitler was born in Austria so one of his goals was to unite Autria and Germany. He tried this in 1934 however Mussolini sent his troops to the Austrian boarder to warn Hitler to act no futher. They settled their difference in 1938 by signing the Rome- Berlin Axis. Due to the Rhineland thriump, it gave Hitler confidence to reattempt Anschluss

  • He wanted it because he regarded the treaty as humiliation for Germany 
  • He wanted to create a greater Germany 
  • Feb qw- Schussnigg met Hitler and agreed to appoint some Nazi ministers to the Austrian cabinet
  • March 1- Unrest broke out in parts of Austria because of the Nazi causing lots of chaos
  • Hitle demanded the resignation of Schussnigg and German troops covered the boarder. He gave in and Seyss-Inquart became chancellor
  • March 13- Austria and Germany were united 
  • April 10- a plebiscte was held and gave 99.75% majority in favour to Anschluss
  • It now meant it became a province of the new German Reich
  • German surrounded Czechoslovakia on three sides
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