The Origins of the Second World War
A. J. P. Taylor |Norman Rich and Eberhard Jäckel
|Taylor rejects the Nazi claim that the formation of a Hitler | | |government in January 1933 was a seizure of power | | |He challenges the views of other historians as why and how | | |Hitler came to power (Hitler was not made Chancellor because he| | |would help German capitalists to destroy the trade unions, nor | | |because he would give the German generals a great army, still | | |less a great war ... He was expected to carry through | | |revolutionary changes in either home or foreign affairs. The | | |conservative politicians who recommend him expected Hitler to | | |be a tame figurehead) | | |"His foreign policy was that of his predecessors, of the |Taylor says that Hitler’s policy does differ from his | |professional diplomats at the foreign ministry, and indeed of |predecessors since he shows no interest in Middle East, German | |virtually all Germans" |colonies were almost forgotten and there was no attempt to | | |revive the policies that were ruling Germany prior to 1914 | |Taylor rejects the importance of the documents from the |Hitler had...
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