What Was Hitler's Foreign Policy
Adolf Hitler came to power with the goal of establishing a new racial order in Europe dominated by the German"master race."
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Treaty of Versailles
Many Germans started asking for revenge,especially after being told that they are whollyresponsible for the war.
The Treaty of Versailles said that theywere not allowed to negotiate over theterms.
Many Germans attacked the new Weimardemocratic government for signing the Treaty ofVersailles.
They were not allowed toremilitarise the Rhineland but did in1936.
Hitler argues that the Treaty was unfair andthat ever country should have had the right todefend its self.
Germany withdrew from the WorldDisarmament because no other countrywould disarm.
Germany reintroducedconscription which broke thetreaty
Hitler ordered the German armedforces to rearm and prepare forwar
Hitler remilitarised the Rhinelandagain violating the Treaty ofVersailles.
The Saar plebiscite
When a vote was held to see if the Saarlandshould be given back to Germany 90% of thepopulation voted for.
The treaty of Versailles gave control of theSaarland to the League of Nations and for 15years France were to control the coalfields
Remilitarisation of the Rhineland
Hitler did this as he saw how the League didnothing when Manchuria and Abyssinia were inthe same position.
Hitler gave his soldiers orders towithdraw if there was any conflict with France.
Britain thought of the Treaty as being tooharsh on the Germans so they had anotherreason for not reacting.
Hitler wanted to unite allgerman speaking countries
Austria was a German speakingcountry and Hitler was also born inAustria.
A plebiscite resulted in a 99.75% ofAustrians voted for the union withGermany.
The Sudetenland crisis
Hitler demanded that Czechoslovakia handedover part of their country called theSudetenland.
The Sudetenland was important as it borderedGermany and Czechoslovakia, also that it waswhere many of the "Fortresses and factories" werebased.
Hitler threatened war.
They organized the Munichagreement to try and negotiatepeaceful terms.
The Munich agreement