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Hitler's Foreign Policies and the Outbreak of War.

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Foreign Policies Did Hitler achieve his all his aims? Adolf Hitler aimed to destroy the hated Versailles settlement, build up the army, recover lost territory such as the Saar and the Polish Corridor, and bring all Germans within the Reich by creating Lebensraum. Hitler wanted the Polish Corridor because it would mean the country would be divided in two and there were lots of Germans there like in Sudetenland. He wanted Rhineland because he wanted to destroy the Versailles agreement. ...read more.

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This meant that all that Hitler wanted he got without any hindrance because Britain only wanted peace so they did not react and France did not want to start another war as they were still recovering. This also allowed Hitler to gain a lot of confidence. Did Hitler?s policies cause the war? Most of Hitler?s policies did not contribute to causing the war because when Hitler tried to conquer Austria in 1934 by political pressure no one reacted. When Hitler invaded Rhineland in 1936 Britain nor France defended it because they did not want to start another war. ...read more.

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Did the policies make Germany strong or weak? Hitler?s foreign policies actually made Germany strong in the short run because they managed to regain their army size; they managed to regain a lot of territory which they had lost during the Treaty of Versailles. Germany also created a lot of Lebensraum which boosted confidence, support and morale for everyone in Germany. All this made Germany stronger because now their economy would benefit from territory, their defence and army was better and they had more land and support. ...read more.

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