Hitler Essay

Topics: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain Pages: 3 (1217 words) Published: May 7, 2013
History
a) Neville Chamberlain was the British Prime Minister during the 1930’s and was known as an “appeaser” in regards to Hitler’s foreign policy. In September 1938, during the Czechoslovakian crisis, the appeasers appeased to Hitler’s taking of the Sudetenland due to the threat of war. On October first 1938 in the Daily Herald Newspaper, the headline stated that Mr. Chamberlain declared that “It is peace for our time”. Some people say that the appeasers, such as Neville Chamberlain, were the indirect cause of World War two. b) The main point that Mein Kampf reveals about Hitler’s foreign policy in the 1920’s is Hitler’s plan to expand in territories in the east. “It will be the duty of the foreign policy to provide large spaces for the nourishment and settlement of the growing population of Germany” in “lands in the east” specifically “Russia and Border States…” Hitler wanted equality among nations and the abolition of peace treaties. This is revealed in the quote from Hitler, “We demand equality among nations” and “abolition of the peace treaties of Versailles and St. Germaine”. In 1919 the treaty of Versailles took 70,000 sq. miles and limited the German army to 100’000 troops. The treaty of St. Germaine made it so that Germany could not join with Austria. Due to all of these things Hitler was inclined to start a war, planning for this war is shown through the quotes “all our strength is needed “to “rescue it from the international python”. c) On way the Swiss cartoon (source 2) is for pictorial information. It shows Hitler’s status in Europe in the 1930’s. Hitler is depicted as a happy giant among Lilliputian politicians, which suggests that he overpowered them and achieved what he wanted. Other indicators that Hitler achieved what he wanted in Europe within the cartoon were the Swastika on the boot of Hitler along with the Nazi slogan “sieg heil”. In fact, in 1936 Hitler broke the terms of the treaty of Versailles by occupying the Rhineland. Also, in...
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