Hitler’s Foreign Policies. To destroy the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany after her defeat in World War One. Hitler felt the Treaty was unfair and most Germans supported this view.
To destroy the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany after her defeat in World War One. Hitler felt the Treaty was unfair and most Germans supported this view.
To unite all German speakers together in one country. After World War One there were Germans living in many countries in Europe e.g. Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland. Hitler hoped that by uniting them together in one country he would create a powerful Germany or Grossdeutschland.
To expand eastwards into the East (Poland, Russia) to gain land for Germany (Lebensraum- living space).
To rebuild Germany’s armed forces to support his policy of Lebensraum which he knew would involve war at some stage.
Withdrawal from International Disarmament Conference
Withdrawal from the League of Nations
October 23 1933
The German government announced that Germany withdrew from the Disarmament Conference and the League of Nations in light of the failure of the Germans to gain military parity with the Western powers.
The Ten Year Non-Aggression Pact with Poland
January 26 1934
Hitler’s false promise not to attack Poland. Politically Hitler is seen to be a peace maker.
24 July 1934
The Brenner Pass Incident
First attempt by Nazis at Anschluss with Austria - failed
16 March 1935
German rearmament announced – conscription and Luftwaffe
18 June 1935
The Anglo German Naval Agreement
GB agrees Germany can rearm without any consultation with the League of Nations