Munich Conference-1938 - Hitler wanted to annex the Sudetenland, a portion of Czechoslovakia whose inhabitants were mostly German-speaking. On Sept. 29, Germany, Italy, France, and Great Britain signed the Munich Pact, which gave Germany the Sudetenland. British Prime Minister Chamberlain justified the pact with the belief that appeasing Germany would prevent war.
England and France, fearing another war established a policy of appeasement to by time and rearm its forces. The European countries believed that Hitler would only retake the Sudetenland; this land was historically Germany's homeland(6). This was another mistake by France and England because with the Sudetenland he gained the famous Skoda armament factories and was ultimately a more dangerous military opponent(6). Until the remainder of Czechoslovakia was swallowed in 1939 all Hitler had done seemed reasonable(6). Until then he had only tried to obtain lands where ethnic Germans lived(6). The disregard of the Treaty of Versailles would be the main factor that allowed Germany to regain their power and ultimately bring the world into another war.
In 1939, there was a Second World War. The Munich Agreement caused many disagreements between countries. It was performed so that it would satisfy Hitler’s passion, and soon bring security for Europe. However, all of that was unnecessary and Hitler kept moving forward (Doc 7). In (Document 3), Hitler promised to end the Treaty of Versailles. He also
The Treaty of Versailles had prohibited Anschluss with Austria and excluded 750,000 Germans from Germany. There was a large German community in Austria as well as the area of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia and the Polish Corridor. Hitler had promised the German people to incorporate all the Germans into the Third Reich and according to Churchill, Hitler “made it clear that the path to power lay through aggression and violence” (Churchill, 1948, pg.43). He promised the Germans that he would do anything necessary to achieve his goal.
Hitler wanted the land of the Polish Corridor back to Germany because it had cut Germany in two and many German people lived there. But Poland refused to give back the lands because it would mean that they would lose the only access they had to the sea. Hitler invaded Poland so he could have back that land and to expand its territories. More land meant more men in the army and more space to oppose the USSR.
“Hitler began building weapons, training pilots for war, and allied with Austria. He also left an International Disarmament Conference and the League of Nations.” (Chomsky, 2009) Racial theories and goals were at the center of Hitler’s thoughts. He wanted to make Germany a formidable military power.
World War II was a devastating war where millions of soldiers and civilians died. Adolf Hitler played a huge part in World War II and was one of the major reasons the war happened. Hitler started to take over countries like Austria with little or no resistance. When he later tried to invade Poland, Britain declared war. Even though there was very little fighting at the time Britain declared war. Hitler’s ideas and goals for Germany were what initially caused World War II and later led to the holocaust. His need for more space for Germany led him to start taking over countries and initially started the war with Britain and he wanted a superior Aryan race which is the reason for the Holocaust. Hitler stated the three reasons for starting this war in his Journal Mein Kampf. His goals were to get rid of the Treaty of Versailles, make a Greater Germany, and he wanted more living space for his people.
The Treaty of Versailles left Germany extremely vulnerable to invasion, making them scared and searching for a leader. Many Germans disagreed with the treaty because it weakened their country. Hitler despised the Treaty of Versailles because he wanted Germany to be in power again. His anger towards the treaty motivated him to strive for power. In order to rise to power, he manipulated people by reminding them of propositions of the treaty that they disagreed with and promising to change
Hitler promised Germany that he would build up their army, totally re-arm them. He believed he also had the right to militarize the Rhineland, and place troops on his own frontier. Building up their army would in turn provide Germany with many jobs lost in the Great Depression. Austria was also economically unstable at the time. Hitler also promised that he would unite with Austria, and to solve their problems as well.
From Hitler's perspective, the German empire demanded more territories. Hitler stated that all the German people should be in one nation (Document 1). Thus, the idea of expanding colonies became the central goal of Hitler's government. As a result, the best way for Germany to get the its needs was to start a
In "The Treaty of Versailles-An Overview" by about education, the Treaty of Versailles was supposed to assure peace by punishing Germany and setting up a League of Nations to solve diplomatic issues. The rise of Hitler was due to the fact that he needed a certain amount of points in Parliment to get into power and his people supported him and elected him. The Munich Putsch was very significant to the rise of Hitler, which was a failed attempt to seize power unlawfully. Although Hitler failed and was charged with treason, there were benefits to it as well; this event brought Hitler to the front page Hitler's all over Germany and another benefit was the insight to power was through legal steps rather than force, war, or illegal events. When Hitler was released from prison, he reunited the Nazi's and united them with other small communist groups which would give him the support he
Hitler wanted Germany to be back to its glorious power like it had been pre WWI. One day, he overheard two members of a group called the SSA which shared similar thoughts with Hitlers. Hitler decided to join the group and with all the other members speaking their mind on the subject of re-empowering Germany, Hitler mended his idea and created the perfect plan. When the members heard Hitler eccentricley state this proposal, they followed him and his plan with full effort, making Hitler the most valued person in their small group.
One of Hitler’s first goals in creating an empire for the German people had been the unification of Germany and Austria, which is exhibited by Hitler’s aggressive proclaim, “…I am going to solve the so-called Austrian problem one way or the other… I have only to give an order and all your ridiculous defense mechanisms will be blown to bits.” Hitler’s hostility towards Austria shows his persistence to continue flouting the terms of the Treaty. The Anschluss was imperative for Hitler to prepare for war, so he would have the support of Austria. “[Adolf Hitler] was not really interested in the "liberation" of Austria; he viewed the Anschluss from the standpoint of a wide-ranging geo-political concept, the hegemony of the German race in the framework of his vision of a future European
Hitler capitalized on Germany's feeling of having been wronged. The loud projection of his voice and emphasis really invoked a feeling of dedication among the audience, so many believed that he was the solution to the economic and political problems Germany faced. He told them they deserved their land back, that they hadn't deserved the unfair treatment they got, and that he would lead them back to greatness. He told Germans what they wanted to hear. He restored the spirits of many Germans were were depressed and angry from WW1 and the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler promised to improve the economy and make Germany just as powerful, if not more, as it used to be. This appealed to many Germans because they were suffering greatly and wanted out. The Germans hated the Jews and Hitler promised to get rid of them because they were blamed for losing WW1. His public speakings made his followers increase in numbers and the wealthy gave money and supported Hitler to run his propaganda and election campaigns. He promises Germany a better future by overturning the Treaty of
Like many Germans, Hitler believed that the Treaty of Versailles was unjust. He hated the Treaty and the German politicians were in his view, “November Criminals”. The worst aspect of the Treaty was that it was a reminder to the Germans of their defeat in the First World War and their humiliation by the Allies. His promise to the German people was that if he was the leader of Germany he would reverse this. By the time Hitler came to power, some of these terms had already been changed. The