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Hitler's Foreign Policy Essay

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When Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933 one rather important event took place in his life, he was appointed Chancellor. Hindenburg and Von Papen were the ones that gave him this post because they thought and were confident that by this, they would limit Hitler’s influence in people and resist his extremist demands. But by this time Hitler had a lot of power and no one was able to control him. He was very ambitious and had a very powerful way of speaking making wonderful and effective speeches mentioning that Germany lacked a strong leader. Through this, Hitler managed to get everyone’s attention and everyone knew he was aiming for the country to get revenge from Germany’s defeat ...view middle of the document...

Nevertheless, Britain, France and Italy were occupied holding a conference with one of the aims of making the Locarno agreements, which was a reinforcement of the Treaty of Versailles, respected. Therefore this showed that they actually had concern and awareness about Hitler’s intentions and ambitions. Right after in 1931 there was a blow on the League of Nations when the Japanese army took over invading and setting up a military dictatorship in Manchuria. Then, in 1936 Mussolini, the Italian dictator, invaded Abyssinia located in Africa because he wanted to built an empire. His actions were also with the purpose of challenging the League. These two invasions were badly handled by the League since they didn’t know what procedures to take immediately. Consequently delaying their actions letting time pass by whilst the Japanese expanding their occupation of Chinese territory. The League showed no follow up on making the Japanese leave which overall increased people’s discredit in the League because everyone was looking forward to it and it didn’t take any actions. During all these events, Hitler was planning his future actions calmly with no intervention of anyone. The League, mainly Britain and France which were the founder members was then already messed up, afraid of taking any other wrong decisions again. So they preferred to ignore Hitler’s plans and actions.
Many saw Hitler as a defense to the threat of spreading Communism which was one of their main worries so by this Britain and France thought appeasement was a great option because the leaders were short of alternatives. The British weren’t very confident, they feared another war since they weren’t strong enough after all of the consequences (The Great Depression) they suffered from the first one and would be even harder for them without USA’s support for it. Many people thought the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany so they believed that if Germany recovered all its lost territories, it had a chance in becoming a peaceful nation again. Britain and France thought that through the policy of Appeasement, they could maintain Hitler in control, therefore he would have everything he wanted thus not causing a second world war. This policy encouraged Hitler to take more chances and more gambles and through his gambles he became stronger. By this time, in 1936 Hitler began his policy of reclaiming lost German territory. Hitler thought that Germany lost a lot of territory after the war, mainly because of the Treaty of Versailles and in 1936 he was determined to recover all of it, no matter what. At first he said he would take over Germany’s lost ground but little by little he managed to take over more than what Germany had before. So, the appeasement depended on what Hitler could not be counted on, his trust. This therefore allowed Germany to grow too strong by not only recovering its lost land but rearming and becoming a powerful country. The policy hence gave...

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