The Ethnic Cleansing Of The United States

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The ethnic cleansing of the United States has been a topic of discussion in Germany for more than a century. Authors like Karl May and James Fenimore Cooper popularized western fiction. Adolf Hitler discovered May at the time he entered realshule and Cooper at the time he entered volksschule. After the Munich putsch of 1923, Karl Haushofer taught Hitler of lebensraum, the idea of Manifest Destiny in the United States transposed to a German-defining East in Poland and Russia. Inspired by the stories of May and lebensraum, Hitler repeatedly compared Manifest Destiny in the United States and a German-defining East in Poland and Russia. To what extent did western fiction influence the political landscape and Hitler’s War in East Europe?…show more content…
Gilbert concludes that Hitler’s war in East Europe was inspired by the stories of May and Manifest Destiny in the United States. Westermann compares Manifest Destiny in the United States and German lebensraum in Eastern Europe in Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Conquest and Genocide. Westermann is Professsor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Conquest and Genocide was published in 2016. In it, Westermann highlights similarities between Manifest Destiny in the United States and Hitler’s war in East Europe. Westermann evaluates the racial stereotypes, the philosophies, the national policies, the military strategies, and the role of massacre in both Manifest Destiny in the United States and Hitler’s war in East Europe. Westermann concludes that, while Hitler did envision his war in East Europe as Manifest Destiny in the United States, the two national projects did not share a common goal. Westermann concludes that Hitler demonstrated his limited understanding of U.S. history in his belief that intent of the U.S. Army was genocidal. Investigation Western fiction authors like Karl May and James Fenimore Cooper popularized the theme in Germany. Adolf Hitler discovered May at the time he entered realshule and Cooper at the time he entered volksschule. Hitler acknowledge western literature, specifically May, as having had a significant

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