All of this shows that the Nazis succeed in creating a Volksgemeinschaft because they had achieved control of the state and had eliminated most of their main opposition. Social Darwinism and Racism were forced on the German people through propaganda and education. Hitler saw Darwinism as a struggle between people, races and nations.
After seeing the successes of the British Empire, Kaiser Wilhelm decided that he too wanted an empire and wished for one that could match and outstrip Britain. This called for a more aggressive stance on foreign policy. “German actions going back to the 1890s had done much to create international tension”. Source W states that Germany was more likely to enter conflict with neighbouring countries to gain land and territory increasing German status and strength, due to extreme desire to expand and dominate Central Europe. This is clear in German interest in Morocco.
However, this source is published by the Nazis in the lead up to the 1932 elections, most likely being bias. It’s also important to note that it’s a typical Nazi source, glorifying Hitler and depicting the average German family as struggling and brave, pleading to get out of the inherited disaster left by the Weimar Government. Not only did Hitler capitalise on the economic problems, he was successful in highlighting the faults of the treaty of Versailles. Source 11 introduces Hitler as a hypnotist by describing his words “like a whip”. Karl Ludecke stated that he was ready to attack any enemy, proving that Hitler’s words created a “hypnotic spell by the sheer force of his beliefs”.
The Japanese military success with the bombing of Pearl Harbor was obviously of great importance to the United States but helping our allies defeat Hitler took precedence after Winston Churchill asked the president Franklin D. Roosevelt for support in defeating Hitler. With so much division in the world at the time the U.S wanted to make sure ally relationships didn't crumble. With the instability in
The fact that the September Programme detailed territories in Northern France, Belgium and buffer states between them and Russia (such as Poland) very much show that Germany’s expansionist aims would cause a general European war. Fischer also found later on in Riezler’s diary entries (Bethmann Hollweg’s advisor) the word ‘Kriegswilligkeit’ which translates to willingness for war appears on several occasions. Even Source 3 that argues for shared guilt still shows that German was still heavily involved, because although James Joll argues that von Tirpitz hoped Germany’s naval forces would be so strong that ‘no British government would risk going to war’, it doesn’t mention the War Council meeting of 1912. At this meeting von Tirpitz claimed that it
Source V says the German military were “trying to shift the balance of power in their favour” by rearming “as strenuously as they might”. This would suggest that the German military were trying to rearm to enable them to wage a war that would give them greater power worldwide. This view is also supported in Source X which refers to “the German plan to unleash continental war.” Both of these sources seem to agree that Germany were trying to bring about a war through aggressive means. Source W also implies that German aggression was responsible for the war as Source W says “German actions…had done much to create international tensions.” By the time of the outbreak of war Germany had been desperately trying
The four nationalism trigger World War One respectively are French’s revenge movement, Pan-Germanism, Pan-Slavism and Great Serbian movement. French desired to take revenge on Germany after the Franco-Prussian War and take back the territories; Germany and Austria-Hungary promoted “Pan-Germanism”, which suggested that German-speaking people should expand into Europe under their leadership; Russia aimed at placing all Slavs in Eastern and Southern Europe under its control; Serbia wanted to expand her new territories in Balkan. This four nationalism finally led to the outbreak of the World War One. For French’s revenge movement, while the Franco-Prussian War end, German victory and build up their state in the Versailles palace, French need to pay a large amount of reparations for being the lose one, also French coped cede Alsace-Lorraine to German, it is a land that amount a lot of resources, French attach importance to this land and sense of humiliation full in French feeling. At this time, the French have chance
In Hitler’s autobiography, Mein Kampf , he states that the use of propaganda is a means and a must for National Socialism. If Nazism was to remain powerful, it was vital to have good public opinion. By controlling the mass media, Hitler was able influence public opinion, implement his policies, and maintain his power. In one of his speeches, Hitler states, “Truth is the foundation on which the power of the press stands and falls. It may be good to have power based on arms but it is better and more joyful to win and to keep the hearts of the people.” Throughout Triumph of the Will, adoration and approval for Hitler is clearly shown on the faces of those in the crowd.
The oft repeated slogan “ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer”, or one nation, one empire, one leader was a necessary and important reminder of how Germany could avoid ever making the same mistakes again. These mistakes, in Hitler’s eyes cost Germany the war and put it and its people in the deplorable economic state that it now found itself in. Mein Kamph frequently advocates the slogan’s meaning and its promise of a new, united, and powerful nation that Hitler claimed was its destiny! 2) I think that Mein Kamph appealed to the people because Hitler said and promised to the people exactly what they wanted to hear, although I feel that Germany was so vulnerable in its current state that the people were willing to try anything. The Weimar Republic didn’t seem to have any idea on how to solve the problems of the Depression that Germany now was in the midst of, thanks to their humiliating defeat in the Great War.
Hitler was advancing his plans to expand Germany in the late 1930s. He had annexed several countries and allied governments tried to negotiate with him in order to avoid conflict. But Hitler didn’t stop his aggressive expansion and allied government had to act before he gained too much power. In this case, violence was the only option to resolve the conflict. In addition, if a person is shooting on the crowd, it is justified to stop that person in any way possible.