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'Nazi Beliefs meant that war was inevitable" Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this view.

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'Nazi Beliefs meant that war was inevitable" Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this view. (12 marks) 'Nazi Beliefs' believed that only a superior race, the Aryan Race should rule above all. Their ideology suggested that the communists and the Jewish population were inferior to them and therefore must be banned. Hence, war would be able to bring about this power in order for the Nazis to establish their goals. There are for and against arguments in order to decide which statement is true. By the time Hitler heard about the Armistice in November 1918, Germany had already surrendered to their enemies, as described in Source A. ...read more.


In order to take revenge for these groups, Hitler would inevitably have to go to war. The content in Source B suggests the need of war in order to establish peace in the future for Germany. What is significant in this passage is that we could see not only Hitler believed that war was inevitable for his goals, but the Nazis as a whole believed in this concept. Hitler used many forms of propaganda in order for people to have belief in him as shown in Source E. Hitler has placed so much influence upon his people that when he invaded Austria in 1938 to complete the Anschluss, "there were many who were prepared to accept Hitler's claim that he was simply righting a serious wrong." ...read more.


We acknowledge another factor of Nazi belief is Nationalism. However, the allies would oppose them from doing this, therefore they will have to be fought. Source E was a form of propaganda, and it emphasized on Hitler, showing the importance of him in war. The sunlight is shining on him suggesting he's the only hope for Germany; the scenery behind him is a battlefield, suggesting war. This poster might be telling us that Hitler is the only hope to win the war against the enemies. However, we could not acknowledge all the beliefs from the Nazis. Factors like people's community, anti-Semitism and dictatorship hasn't been explored in massive detail. But the sources do merely point out brief details of the unmentioned beliefs. Therefore, we couldn't be sure that 'Nazi Beliefs meant that war was inevitable.' However, by just studying from the sources, this statement to some extent is true. By: Kevin Cheng 11T ...read more.

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