His first move was to test the other European powers by inserting troops into Germany’s coal mining area next to France. This was ofcourse forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles and Hitler wanted to see how far he could push his adversaries before they would strike back. If Britain had not been so passive to Hitler they might have stopped this war before it ever started. They, however, allowed Hitler to do this because they did not want to start another war. Hitler then pushed the European powers further and further until he invaded Poland and Europe had no choice but to react.The results of the vote were fixed and showed that 99% of Austrian people wanted Anschluss (union with Germany).
The assignment involved the design of a new Reich Chancellery and the destruction of thousands of Jewish homes. After this, Hitler publicly claimed Speer to be a genius. Hitler appointed Speer as Minister for Armaments on February 7th 1942. Speer was extremely successful as the Minister for Armaments due to his exceptional organizational skills. He created a central planning committee headed by Speer, which took increasing responsibility for war production.
After all the changes and modifications, the plan gave an impressive troop count. They had 4 armies, 11 army corps 38 divisions (15 motorized and 23 infantry), plus 9 Volks artillery corps and 7 Volks Werfer Brigades. It was wondered by many Western Front Generals how Hitler and his plan designer Jodl were able to come up with so many divisions that they either couldn’t see or just didn’t have. This was something that Hitler had not informed his subordinates. One of the Armies that would participate, the Fifteenth Army, was already fighting in the Aachen Battle and would not be employed until the Allied Forces had reacted to the German attack.
When Hitler became the chancellor of Germany, he issued conscription and also began to rearm his army and build up his army capacity in order to invade both countries such as Czechoslovakia and Poland. In conclusion , even though increased militarism was one of the reasons why the second world war started , it was not the main cause of it. I believed that Britain and France hadn’t followed the policy of Appeasement, Hitler would not have the confidence to implement his plans to take over Eastern Europe. By allowing Hitler to reoccupy the Rhineland (which was against the Treaty of Versailles) Britain and France gave the impression that they were weak, and this allow Hitler to rebuild his army to invade other countries. (Note: the title is from a gcse paper but the essay is
Speer also made plans to reconstruct Berlin on a grand scale, with huge buildings, wide boulevards, and a reorganized transportation system. When Troost died on the 21st of January, 1934, Speer immideatly replaced him as the Party's chief architect. Four years later Hitler appointed Speer as head of the Chief Office for Construction, after Speer was appointed his new role Hitler ordered Speer to make plans to rebuild Berlin. The plans centered on a three-mile long grand boulevard running from north to south. Speer had started this project but never finished due to the war.
The Battle of the Bulge World War 2 was fought from September 1939 and ending August 15, 1945, it was the biggest world war in to history of the world. The battle to end the war was The Battle of The Bulge. This battle was fought in forested areas of the Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front. It was kept very secret by the Germans because it was a surprise attack. The Allied forces were to busy worrying about there offensives and were caught off guard.
Even though that speech failed Roosevelt somehow managed to argue for neutrality but at the same time convince Congress to start building up the arms and increase the military and naval budget by nearly two-thirds in 1938. To keep their promise to Poland Britain and France declared war on Germany when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. In 1940 France fell after a week, leaving the only all that still remained free of German control was Great Britain. Americas started to become alarmed by the speed of the Nazi regimes conquering country after country. With Roosevelt believing that Great Britain was their key for America’s security the U.S. policy started to change.
In early 1940, Germans invaded London, the capitol of Britain, and began to wage war against political offices, military stations, and civilians. This was met with little to no British resistance, and Nazi aircraft bombed the city repeatedly. London was eventually reduced to rubble, and citizens looked toward political figures such as their new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a way to end the battle. Churchill’s reply to these outcries was “Their Finest Hour” speech, which effectively boosted morale, and urged British citizens to fight back against Germany. Winston Churchill’s speech styling makes the speech’s message enticing as well as informative.
Some may argue that no one wanted war. Winston Churchill stated that the Great Powers slid over the brink into a war nobody wanted. (Doc I). Russia and France were forced into war because Germany declared war on Russia 1 August 1914 and war on France 3 August 1914. Therefore, it may be true that countries that did not want war were forced into it, however, “nobody” is inaccurate due to the fact that Germany wanted war.
Russia’s early hopes were soon dashed however. Russia’s best chance of victory came at the very beginning of the war when a large number of German troops were invading Belgium and France, but instead of ceasing this opportunity the Russian generals blundered into defeat after defeat. Russia’s dreams of a swift victory were all but crushed in the Tannenberg and Masurian disasters that set the stage for further defeats in 1915. The First World War was a new type of war, a war dominated by modern technology, technology that the Russians were struggling with. Meanwhile the Germans were making massive advancements in both new technology and it’s utilisation but also the strategic aspects of