The Rise and Fall of Hitler:His mistakes and His World (PART 1)

“At the risk of appearing to talk nonsense I tell you that the Nazi movement will go on for 1,000 years!… Don’t forget how people laughed at me 15 years ago when I declared that one day I would govern Germany. They laugh now, just as foolishly, when I declare that I shall remain in power!”
Adolf Hitler to a British correspondent in Berlin, June 1934
Noman or woman influenced the 20th century as one man bold visions and ideas:- Adolf Hitler.His very actions or rather the situations which affected him changed the course of the way we look or live in the “new world”.His ideas and policies,which ultimately resulted in the most brutal war of the twentieth century,World War 2,his makes which resulted in Allies victory which shaped the World,the cold war which followed as aftermath and not to forget the widescale genocide of the jews happening in his Third Reich (which was supposed to live for a thousand years),everything happened because of Hitler.This blog tries to summarise his steps and measures taken which costed him the war,and also tries to imagine the world which Hitler never created.
A Brief Intro:-
The Great Depression left its mark to the entire world but nowhere was the impact so deep as the already suffereing Germany.The German state at 1930 was extremly disturbing.National shame, embarrassment, anger and resentment which resulted from the Treaty of Versailles still runned deep into the proud Germans.Civil unrest,the rising threat of Commnuism (as reflected by the growth of the KPD) and growing dissent against the new democratic government which was sure to dall down further intensified the people opinions to seek out extreme lefts and rights,one among them being the NAZI Party.
Through bold speeches and promises like national and cultural renewal based on volkisch traditionalism,military rearmament, repudiation of reparations and reclamation of forfeited territory in opposition to the Treaty of Versailles.(the party claimed that through Versailles and the liberal democracy of the Weimar Republic, Germany’s national pride had, by the inspiration and conniving of the Jews, been deviously surrendered by the wicked and traitorous “November criminals,” whose goal was to subvert and poison the German blood.The Nazis also endorsed the Dolchstoßlegende,”Stab in the back legend”, which figured prominently in their propaganda as it did in propaganda of most other nationalist-leaning parties in Germany).NAZI proclaimed themselves as their savior from the economic Depression, the Versailles treaty, communism, the “Judeo-Bolsheviks”, and other “undesirable” minorities.The bold charisma of Hitler and his innovative measures like campaigning from a plane aided the NAZI party to quickly become the single largest party in Germany.It is evident by the fact that In the elections of 1928, when economic conditions had improved following the end of the hyperinflation of 1922-23, the Nazis gained a meager 12 seats. In 1930, months after the US stock market crash, they won an astonishing 107 seats, going from a splinter group that ranked ninth in the Reichstag to the second-largest parliamentary party. After the July elections of 1932, the Nazis were the largest party in the Reichstag, with 230 seats.On 30 January 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany by Hindenburg after attempts by General Kurt von Schleicher to form a viable government failed (the Machtergreifung). Von Schleicher was hoping he could control Hitler by becoming vice chancellor and also keeping the Nazis a minority in the cabinet.
But his plans were foiled.On the night of 27 February 1933 the Reichstag building was set on fire and Dutch council communist Marinus van der Lubbe was found inside the building. He was arrested and charged with starting the blaze. The event had an immediate effect on thousands of anarchists, socialists and communists throughout the Reich, many of whom were sent to the Dachau concentration camp. The unnerved public worried that the fire had been a signal meant to initiate the communist revolution, and the Nazis found the event to be of immeasurable value in getting rid of potential insurgents. The event was quickly followed by the Reichstag Fire Decree, rescinding habeas corpus and other civil liberties.The Enabling Act was passed in 23rd March 1933, with 444 votes, to the 94 of the remaining Social Democrats. The act gave the government (and thus effectively the Nazi Party) legislative powers and also authorized it to deviate from the provisions of the constitution for four years. In effect, Hitler had seized dictatorial powers.
After this what followed was a ruthless political elimination.In just four years Hitler established a totaliatrian government banning all political parties except the NAZI party.Using methods of power and deceit,aided by death of than President Paul von Hindenburg on 2 August 1934 he finally became the Head of the State (Führer und Reichskanzler) by mid 1934.Through his fierce speeches of visions of Greater Germany,which instilled confidence and garnered support from the german people and through methods of Gleichschaltung to establish a totalitarian control over the individual, and tight coordination over all aspects of society and commerce,Hitler systematically eliminated all of his opponents particularly Trade Unions and Communist Parties.Critics of Hitler were suppressed or silenced (It is estimated that tens of thousands of political victims died or disappeared in the first few years of Nazi rule).By 1938,Hitler and his Third Reich directly controlled all spehres of Germany.Army where Hitler,as head of state,now became supreme commander of the armed forces. When it came time for the soldiers and sailors to swear the traditional loyalty oath, it had been altered into an oath of personal loyalty to Hitler.Education where syllabus were refined to focus moreon racial biology, population policy, culture, geography and especially physical fitness.Society where racial discrimination were targetted on minorities (according to Hitler) like Jews,Romani (also known as Gypsies), Jehovah’s Witnesses,people with mental or physical disabilities and homosexuals.Aryan race or people of Aryan decent were given preference.Economy,where massive rearmament and industrialization process led to the extremely rapid decline in unemployment–the most rapid decline in unemployment in any country during the Great Depression,boasted further by Four year Plan by Hossbach Memorandum (to convert the force of 100,000 to millions which was successful to create the might of the German Army) and the visionary likes of Albert Seer.To further curtail Civil liberties,Gestapo or police acting outside of any civil authority were formed.Such was the effect that by 1938,people were afraid to oppose NAZIS in the fear of being sentenced to death.The ordinary german citizens were happy with the recovering economy and the promises made by Hitler,obeying without questions and showing loyalty.But some others opposed only to meet their demises.(for further reference on How Hitler influenced German people read Milton Mayer’s book, “They Thought They Were Free”.).In 1938, Hitler forced the resignation of his War Minister (formerly Defense Minister), Werner von Blomberg, after evidence surfaced that Blomberg’s new wife had a criminal past.Hitler replaced the Ministry of War with the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (High Command of the Armed Forces, or OKW), headed by General Wilhelm Keitel. More importantly, Hitler announced he was assuming personal command of the armed forces. He took over Blomberg’s other old post, that of Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, for himself.Hence becoming the Supreme Ruler of Germany and eliminating the last person capable of overthrowing him.
Now before we go on his International relationships,politics of appeasement and the subsequent World War 2 that followed,it is important to understand what were the opinions and plans of Hitler.In a bold book written in prison named Mein Kampf and the unpublished Zweites Buch,Hitler puts down the stages of the emergence of Germany in the political scene.In the first stage, there would be a massive military build-up, the overthrow of the “shackles” of the Treaty of Versailles, and the forming of alliances with Fascist Italy and the British Empire. The second stage would be a series of fast, “lightning wars” in conjunction with Italy and Britain against France and whichever of her allies in Eastern Europe — such as Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia — chose to stand by her. The third stage would be a war to obliterate what Hitler considered to be the “Judeo-Bolshevik” regime in the Soviet Union.In contrast to Mein Kampf, in Zweites Buch Hitler added a fourth stage to the Stufenplan. He announced that, around 1980, the final struggle for world domination would take place between the United States and the now Greater Germany allied with the British Empire.Of all Germany’s potential enemies, Hitler ranked the United States as the greatest and most dangerous. By contrast, Hitler saw the United Kingdom as a fellow “Aryan” power that in exchange for Germany’s renunciation of naval and colonial ambitions would ally itself with Germany. France in Hitler’s opinion, was rapidly “Negroizing” itself. In regard to the Soviet Union, Hitler dismissed the Russian people as being Slavic Untermenschen (“sub-humans”) incapable of intelligent thought. Hitler consequently believed that the Russian people were ruled over by what he regarded as a gang of bloodthirsty but inept Jewish revolutionaries. By contrast, the majority of Americans were in Hitler’s view “Aryans”, albeit Aryans ruled by what Hitler saw as a Jewish plutocracy.In Hitler’s point of view, it was this combination of “Aryan” might coupled with competent “Jewish rule” which was what made the U.S. so dangerous.
These are but just glimpses of Hitler’s opinions which ultimately led to his defeat and shaping of the new world.Hitler was anti semtic and believed in a nationalist and anti marxist and anti capitalist idea of society.A a “non-Jewish” version of socialism and mutual solidarity of all members of society were his visions.His ideas were extremly racist and he viewed the German people divided by two fronts:- Aryan and “Non Aryan Minorities” with focus on developing and enriching the Aryan race.His bold vision was to create Germania,a Europe from Urals to France where his perfect breed of Aryans would have the neccessary Lebensraum or Living Space,particulary in the East where he wanted to destroy the Communist forever.Hence neccessary steps to purge the Europe of the weak and create Aryan race were taken right from the beginning.The results were the Genocide and the Holocaust,resulting in the death of 6 million Jews.Nazi policies toward women strongly encouraged them to stay at home to bear children and keep house. In a September 1934 speech to the National Socialist Women’s Organization, Adolf Hitler argued that for the German woman her “world is her husband, her family, her children, and her home.” This policy was reinforced by bestowing the Cross of Honor of the German Mother on women bearing four or more babies.The Nazis also undertook programs targeting “weak” or “unfit” people, such as the T-4 Euthanasia Program, killing tens of thousands of disabled and sick Germans in an effort to “maintain the purity of the German Master race”.Under a law passed in 1933, the Nazi regime carried out the compulsory sterilization of over 400,000 individuals labeled as having hereditary defects, ranging from mental illness to alcoholism.Another component of the Nazi programme of creating racial purity was the Lebensborn, or “Fountain of Life” programme founded in 1936. The programme was aimed at encouraging German soldiers — mainly SS — to reproduce. This included offering SS families support services (including the adoption of racially pure children into suitable SS families) and accommodating racially-valuable women, pregnant with mainly SS men’s children, in care homes in Germany and throughout Occupied Europe. Lebensborn also expanded to encompass the placing of racially pure children forcibly seized from occupied countries — such as Poland — with German families.Programmes such as “Hitler Youth” further ensured “Men to work and Women to bear children” policies.Hitler believed in Darwinism Natural selection,Strong Dominating Weak.He thought we are messing with our evolution by caring for the weak and he believed that the society would acheive the higher level if its cleaned of Weaks.During the war, Hitler remarked that peace could only be achieved by a return to the natural order where the strong dominate the weak: an order that was corrupted by the Jews.In other instances, Hitler justifies the destruction of entire cities because, in his view, it was necessary to “revert to antique principles.”Hitler also looked to both Genghis Khan and Sparta to support his ideas of natural selection with the necessary historical backing. Thus, at a Nazi party convention in 1929 Hitler argued against the “Jewish train of thought:”
“The worst danger is that we are interrupting the natural selection process ourselves (by caring for the sick and the weak). … The most far-sighted racial state in history, Sparta, systematically implemented these racial laws.”
This had some postive effects though,like the Nazi Anti Tobacco movement,which was arguably the most powerful anti tobacco movement in the world.Also the conecpt of Dauerwald (best translated as the “perpetual forest”) which included concepts such as forest management and protection was promoted and efforts were also made to curb air-pollution were incoporated in the NAZI regime. In 1933 the regime enacted a stringent animal-protection law.Several Nazis were environmentalists, and species protection and animal welfare were significant issues in the regime.
Overall what can be concluded of Hitler is that he sought to create Germania,or greater Europe,a superpower like USA.He wanted to purge the society of weaks,inferiors,minorities,Homosexuals,Jews and the Communists and create a master race of ethic germans and Aryans with their neccessary Lebensraum or living space in the East.He sought to create alliance with the British Empire and had due respect for it (although By the latter half of 1937, Hitler had abandoned his dream of an Anglo-German alliance, blaming “inadequate” British leadership for turning down his offers of an alliance).His primary attention although was always focussed on the east,the USSR,and his ultimate ambition was to get rid of the world of Communism and the Jews.
Note:- One clear cut intention which Hitler discussed,apparently for the first time was recorded on Hossbach Memorandum.It was summary of a meeting on November 5, 1937 between German dictator Adolf Hitler and his military and foreign policy leadership. The meeting marked a turning point in Hitler’s foreign policies, which then began to radicalise. It outlined Hitler’s plans for expansion in Europe. According to the Memorandum, Hitler did not want war in 1939 with Britain and France. What he wanted was small wars of plunder to help support Germany’s struggling economy (although the Nazis never let on about their financial problems). Hitler wanted a full-scale European war with Britain and France between 1941-1944/5.He also ordered the attendees to make plans for war in the east no later than 1943 in order to acquire Lebensraum.The memorandum was where Hitler’s future expansionist policies were outlined. Hitler stated the conference minutes were to be regarded as his “political testament” in the event of his death.The most important point of this memorandum was the increased hostility of Britain.Hitler regarded them as  “hate-inspired antagonist”.

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“At the risk of appearing to talk nonsense I tell you that the Nazi movement will go on for 1,000 years!… Don’t forget how people laughed at me 15 years ago when I declared that one day I would govern Germany. They laugh now, just as foolishly, when I declare that I shall remain in power!”

Adolf Hitler to a British correspondent in Berlin, June 1934

Noman or woman influenced the 20th century as one man bold visions and ideas:- Adolf Hitler.His very actions or rather the situations which affected him changed the course of the way we look or live in the “new world”.His ideas and policies,which ultimately resulted in the most brutal war of the twentieth century,World War 2,his makes which resulted in Allies victory which shaped the World,the cold war which followed as aftermath and not to forget the widescale genocide of the jews happening in his Third Reich (which was supposed to live for a thousand years),everything happened because of Hitler.This blog tries to summarise his steps and measures taken which costed him the war,and also tries to imagine the world which Hitler never created.

A Brief Intro

The Great Depression left its mark to the entire world but nowhere was the impact so deep as the already suffereing Germany.The German state at 1930 was extremly disturbing.National shame, embarrassment, anger and resentment which resulted from the Treaty of Versailles still runned deep into the proud Germans.Civil unrest,the rising threat of Commnuism (as reflected by the growth of the KPD) and growing dissent against the new democratic government which was sure to dall down further intensified the people opinions to seek out extreme lefts and rights,one among them being the NAZI Party.
Through bold speeches and promises like national and cultural renewal based on volkisch traditionalism,military rearmament, repudiation of reparations and reclamation of forfeited territory in opposition to the Treaty of Versailles.(the party claimed that through Versailles and the liberal democracy of the Weimar Republic, Germany’s national pride had, by the inspiration and conniving of the Jews, been deviously surrendered by the wicked and traitorous “November criminals,” whose goal was to subvert and poison the German blood.The Nazis also endorsed the Dolchstoßlegende,”Stab in the back legend”, which figured prominently in their propaganda as it did in propaganda of most other nationalist-leaning parties in Germany).NAZI proclaimed themselves as their savior from the economic Depression, the Versailles treaty, communism, the “Judeo-Bolsheviks”, and other “undesirable” minorities.The bold charisma of Hitler and his innovative measures like campaigning from a plane aided the NAZI party to quickly become the single largest party in Germany.It is evident by the fact that In the elections of 1928, when economic conditions had improved following the end of the hyperinflation of 1922-23, the Nazis gained a meager 12 seats. In 1930, months after the US stock market crash, they won an astonishing 107 seats, going from a splinter group that ranked ninth in the Reichstag to the second-largest parliamentary party. After the July elections of 1932, the Nazis were the largest party in the Reichstag, with 230 seats.On 30 January 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany by Hindenburg after attempts by General Kurt von Schleicher to form a viable government failed (the Machtergreifung). Von Schleicher was hoping he could control Hitler by becoming vice chancellor and also keeping the Nazis a minority in the cabinet.
But his plans were foiled.On the night of 27 February 1933 the Reichstag building was set on fire and Dutch council communist Marinus van der Lubbe was found inside the building. He was arrested and charged with starting the blaze. The event had an immediate effect on thousands of anarchists, socialists and communists throughout the Reich, many of whom were sent to the Dachau concentration camp. The unnerved public worried that the fire had been a signal meant to initiate the communist revolution, and the Nazis found the event to be of immeasurable value in getting rid of potential insurgents. The event was quickly followed by the Reichstag Fire Decree, rescinding habeas corpus and other civil liberties.The Enabling Act was passed in 23rd March 1933, with 444 votes, to the 94 of the remaining Social Democrats. The act gave the government (and thus effectively the Nazi Party) legislative powers and also authorized it to deviate from the provisions of the constitution for four years. In effect, Hitler had seized dictatorial powers.

After this what followed was a ruthless political elimination.In just four years Hitler established a totaliatrian government banning all political parties except the NAZI party.Using methods of power and deceit,aided by death of than President Paul von Hindenburg on 2 August 1934 he finally became the Head of the State (Führer und Reichskanzler) by mid 1934.Through his fierce speeches of visions of Greater Germany,which instilled confidence and garnered support from the german people and through methods of Gleichschaltung to establish a totalitarian control over the individual, and tight coordination over all aspects of society and commerce,Hitler systematically eliminated all of his opponents particularly Trade Unions and Communist Parties.Critics of Hitler were suppressed or silenced (It is estimated that tens of thousands of political victims died or disappeared in the first few years of Nazi rule).By 1938,Hitler and his Third Reich directly controlled all spehres of Germany.Army where Hitler,as head of state,now became supreme commander of the armed forces. When it came time for the soldiers and sailors to swear the traditional loyalty oath, it had been altered into an oath of personal loyalty to Hitler.Education where syllabus were refined to focus moreon racial biology, population policy, culture, geography and especially physical fitness.Society where racial discrimination were targetted on minorities (according to Hitler) like Jews,Romani (also known as Gypsies), Jehovah’s Witnesses,people with mental or physical disabilities and homosexuals.Aryan race or people of Aryan decent were given preference.Economy,where massive rearmament and industrialization process led to the extremely rapid decline in unemployment–the most rapid decline in unemployment in any country during the Great Depression,boasted further by Four year Plan by Hossbach Memorandum (to convert the force of 100,000 to millions which was successful to create the might of the German Army) and the visionary likes of Albert Seer.To further curtail Civil liberties,Gestapo or police acting outside of any civil authority were formed.Such was the effect that by 1938,people were afraid to oppose NAZIS in the fear of being sentenced to death.The ordinary german citizens were happy with the recovering economy and the promises made by Hitler,obeying without questions and showing loyalty.But some others opposed only to meet their demises.(for further reference on How Hitler influenced German people read Milton Mayer’s book, “They Thought They Were Free”.).In 1938, Hitler forced the resignation of his War Minister (formerly Defense Minister), Werner von Blomberg, after evidence surfaced that Blomberg’s new wife had a criminal past.Hitler replaced the Ministry of War with the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (High Command of the Armed Forces, or OKW), headed by General Wilhelm Keitel. More importantly, Hitler announced he was assuming personal command of the armed forces. He took over Blomberg’s other old post, that of Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, for himself.Hence becoming the Supreme Ruler of Germany and eliminating the last person capable of overthrowing him.

Now before we go on his International relationships,politics of appeasement and the subsequent World War 2 that followed,it is important to understand what were the opinions and plans of Hitler.In a bold book written in prison named Mein Kampf and the unpublished Zweites Buch,Hitler puts down the stages of the emergence of Germany in the political scene.In the first stage, there would be a massive military build-up, the overthrow of the “shackles” of the Treaty of Versailles, and the forming of alliances with Fascist Italy and the British Empire. The second stage would be a series of fast, “lightning wars” in conjunction with Italy and Britain against France and whichever of her allies in Eastern Europe — such as Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia — chose to stand by her. The third stage would be a war to obliterate what Hitler considered to be the “Judeo-Bolshevik” regime in the Soviet Union.In contrast to Mein Kampf, in Zweites Buch Hitler added a fourth stage to the Stufenplan. He announced that, around 1980, the final struggle for world domination would take place between the United States and the now Greater Germany allied with the British Empire.Of all Germany’s potential enemies, Hitler ranked the United States as the greatest and most dangerous. By contrast, Hitler saw the United Kingdom as a fellow “Aryan” power that in exchange for Germany’s renunciation of naval and colonial ambitions would ally itself with Germany. France in Hitler’s opinion, was rapidly “Negroizing” itself. In regard to the Soviet Union, Hitler dismissed the Russian people as being Slavic Untermenschen (“sub-humans”) incapable of intelligent thought. Hitler consequently believed that the Russian people were ruled over by what he regarded as a gang of bloodthirsty but inept Jewish revolutionaries. By contrast, the majority of Americans were in Hitler’s view “Aryans”, albeit Aryans ruled by what Hitler saw as a Jewish plutocracy.In Hitler’s point of view, it was this combination of “Aryan” might coupled with competent “Jewish rule” which was what made the U.S. so dangerous.

These are but just glimpses of Hitler’s opinions which ultimately led to his defeat and shaping of the new world.Hitler was anti semtic and believed in a nationalist and anti marxist and anti capitalist idea of society.A a “non-Jewish” version of socialism and mutual solidarity of all members of society were his visions.His ideas were extremly racist and he viewed the German people divided by two fronts:- Aryan and “Non Aryan Minorities” with focus on developing and enriching the Aryan race.His bold vision was to create Germania,a Europe from Urals to France where his perfect breed of Aryans would have the neccessary Lebensraum or Living Space,particulary in the East where he wanted to destroy the Communist forever.Hence neccessary steps to purge the Europe of the weak and create Aryan race were taken right from the beginning.The results were the Genocide and the Holocaust,resulting in the death of 6 million Jews.Nazi policies toward women strongly encouraged them to stay at home to bear children and keep house. In a September 1934 speech to the National Socialist Women’s Organization, Adolf Hitler argued that for the German woman her “world is her husband, her family, her children, and her home.” This policy was reinforced by bestowing the Cross of Honor of the German Mother on women bearing four or more babies.The Nazis also undertook programs targeting “weak” or “unfit” people, such as the T-4 Euthanasia Program, killing tens of thousands of disabled and sick Germans in an effort to “maintain the purity of the German Master race”.Under a law passed in 1933, the Nazi regime carried out the compulsory sterilization of over 400,000 individuals labeled as having hereditary defects, ranging from mental illness to alcoholism.Another component of the Nazi programme of creating racial purity was the Lebensborn, or “Fountain of Life” programme founded in 1936. The programme was aimed at encouraging German soldiers — mainly SS — to reproduce. This included offering SS families support services (including the adoption of racially pure children into suitable SS families) and accommodating racially-valuable women, pregnant with mainly SS men’s children, in care homes in Germany and throughout Occupied Europe. Lebensborn also expanded to encompass the placing of racially pure children forcibly seized from occupied countries — such as Poland — with German families.Programmes such as “Hitler Youth” further ensured “Men to work and Women to bear children” policies.Hitler believed in Darwinism Natural selection,Strong Dominating Weak.He thought we are messing with our evolution by caring for the weak and he believed that the society would acheive the higher level if its cleaned of Weaks.During the war, Hitler remarked that peace could only be achieved by a return to the natural order where the strong dominate the weak: an order that was corrupted by the Jews.In other instances, Hitler justifies the destruction of entire cities because, in his view, it was necessary to “revert to antique principles.”Hitler also looked to both Genghis Khan and Sparta to support his ideas of natural selection with the necessary historical backing. Thus, at a Nazi party convention in 1929 Hitler argued against the “Jewish train of thought:”

“The worst danger is that we are interrupting the natural selection process ourselves (by caring for the sick and the weak). … The most far-sighted racial state in history, Sparta, systematically implemented these racial laws.”


This had some postive effects though,like the Nazi Anti Tobacco movement,which was arguably the most powerful anti tobacco movement in the world.Also the conecpt of Dauerwald (best translated as the “perpetual forest”) which included concepts such as forest management and protection was promoted and efforts were also made to curb air-pollution were incoporated in the NAZI regime. In 1933 the regime enacted a stringent animal-protection law.Several Nazis were environmentalists, and species protection and animal welfare were significant issues in the regime.

Overall what can be concluded of Hitler is that he sought to create Germania,or greater Europe,a superpower like USA.He wanted to purge the society of weaks,inferiors,minorities,Homosexuals,Jews and the Communists and create a master race of ethic germans and Aryans with their neccessary Lebensraum or living space in the East.He sought to create alliance with the British Empire and had due respect for it (although By the latter half of 1937, Hitler had abandoned his dream of an Anglo-German alliance, blaming “inadequate” British leadership for turning down his offers of an alliance).His primary attention although was always focussed on the east,the USSR,and his ultimate ambition was to get rid of the world of Communism and the Jews.

Note:- One clear cut intention which Hitler discussed,apparently for the first time was recorded on Hossbach Memorandum.It was summary of a meeting on November 5, 1937 between German dictator Adolf Hitler and his military and foreign policy leadership. The meeting marked a turning point in Hitler’s foreign policies, which then began to radicalise. It outlined Hitler’s plans for expansion in Europe. According to the Memorandum, Hitler did not want war in 1939 with Britain and France. What he wanted was small wars of plunder to help support Germany’s struggling economy (although the Nazis never let on about their financial problems). Hitler wanted a full-scale European war with Britain and France between 1941-1944/5.He also ordered the attendees to make plans for war in the east no later than 1943 in order to acquire Lebensraum.The memorandum was where Hitler’s future expansionist policies were outlined. Hitler stated the conference minutes were to be regarded as his “political testament” in the event of his death.The most important point of this memorandum was the increased hostility of Britain.Hitler regarded them as “hate-inspired antagonist”.

PS:For Most of the Statistics i have referred to wikipedia.org.
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2 Responses to “The Rise and Fall of Hitler:His mistakes and His World (PART 1)”

  1. I really like your website. I’ve been contributing to a timeline of the history of video games at http://timelines.com/topics/world-war-2, on a website called http://timelines.com. Anyone is free to contribute to it and enhance it with images, videos, or commentary.

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  2. Hey thanks,i have readied the Invasion of France timeline (as it is absent in your site),do read it.

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