Lesson 30: Hitler and the Road to War
Lesson 30: Hitler and the Road to War Hist 150
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Lesson 30 Hitler and the Road to War Hitler s Foreign Policy 1 Hitler wants to create a greater Germany 2 To begin the search for Lebensraum a Acquiring different territories for the Germa n people 3 To overturn the Treaty of Versailles Treaty of Versailles 0 One of many treaties that ca me from the Paris Peace Conference Paris Peace Conference 1919 o Woodrow Wilson 0 David Lloyd George 0 Georges Clemenceau SelfDeterminati on o Idea by Woodrow Wilson 0 People were responsible for their own selves and politics Clemenceau France 0 Wanted to make sure that Germany could never rise against France again Lloyd 0 Somewhere in the middle with his views on Germany Treaty of Versailles o Germa ny loses overseas colonies 0 Must give up territory in Europe and the East 0 Germa ny required to agree to allied occupation of the Rhineland for 15 years and its demilitarization 0 Forbidden to create an air force and any limited to no more than 100000 men 0 War Guilt Clause 0 Germa ny and allies were accepting responsibility of the war I 1032 billion Gold Marks about 2X the German national income 1930 s Britain and France typically followed a policy ofappeasement in order to preserve peace and attempt to satisfy Hitler 0 Why did the other governments preserve this policy 0 Did not want other war I 1 War weariness I 2 Guilt I 3 Anticommunism 0 Many believed that the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh I Germa ny had legitimate grievances 0 Many European governments feared expansion of communism I quotBetter Hitler than Stalin March 1935 o Hitler announces that Germany will no longer abide by the Treaty of Versailles o Built air force 0 Calls for a draft I Britain and France does nothing March 1936 Hitler sends troops into the Rhineland March 1938 o quotAnschlussquot or union between Germany and Austria 0 Depicted as a peaceful take over o In reality it was a rather brutal take over I Arrested thousands of people and organized street violence Septe mbe r 1938 o Germa ny s annexation of Sudetenland Czechoslovakia 0 Approved by Britain and France Sudetenland o Hitler claims they want to become pa rt of Germany 0 Hitler presents Czechoslovakia with an ultimatum 0 Immediate surrender 0 Or Risk being invaded by Germany Mu nich Conference Septe mber 1938 o Hitler and representatives hold a conference 0 They give in to Hitler s demands 0 Sudetenland becomes part of Germany Neville Chamberlain o Claimed that he had achieved peace at the conference August 1939 o The Nazi Soviet NonAggression Pact was signed 0 Germa ny invaded Poland 0 Britain and France declared war
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