Hitler's role in causing the war

  • 25 Point Programme-

He wished to obtain more land to create 'Lebensraum' or living space.

His aim was to abolish and reverse the Treaty of Versailles by expanding his military and reoccupying areas which were previously German

He was very anti-communist, and planned to wipe it out.


  • Hitler's Foreign Policy (which was laid on in 1924 in Mein Kampf)-

Abolish and reverse the Treaty of Versailles by expanding his military and reoccupying areas which were previously German.

Unite Germans and German speakers in 'Lebensraum' or Living Space by expanding Eastwards.


  • Hitler's 4 year plan-

Gather supplies to prepare for war.

Begin conscription into the Army.

Rearm by opening factories and/or changing outputs to manufacture military arms.


  • Spanish Civil War-

Hitler decided to enter to Spanish Civil War fighting for the Nationalists. His aim was to give opportunity to his air forces to practice dive-bombing tactics as he knew war was inevitable.


  • Hossbach Memorandum-

In the Hossbach Memorandum, dated November 1937, Hitler told his Generals to prepare for war and be ready by 1940.