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Hitler's War Aims : Ideology, the Nazi State, and the Course of Expansion - Norman Rich

Hitler's War Aims

Ideology, the Nazi State, and the Course of Expansion

Paperback Published: 17th January 1992
ISBN: 9780393008029
Number Of Pages: 400

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In this volume Norman Rich shows how Hitler's policies followed his blueprint of expansion, outlined in "Mein Kampf" and based mainly on racial ideology, until political and military necessities, real and imagined, drove him to war against nations that played no part in his ideological programme. After an introduction that places Hitler and the Nazi regime in the perspective of German history, Professor Rich relates Hitler's actual theories to the rise of the Nazi state and the development of a system of men and institutions dedicated to carrying out the Fuehrer's orders. This system was to provide the machinery of expansion that becomes the focus of this study, as the spread of the Nazis is traced in detail from the annexation of Austria to Hitler's attack on Russia and declaration of war against the United States.

List of Photographsp. ix
List of Mapsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Introduction The Historical Backgroundp. xix
The Ideology of Expansionp. 3
Hitler, the Party, and the Statep. 11
The Attainment and Consolidation of Powerp. 17
The Instruments of Control: the National Socialist Partyp. 28
The Instruments of Control: the Statep. 38
The Instruments of Control: Racial Officesp. 55
The Instruments of Control: the Economyp. 59
The Control of Powerp. 73
The Period of Preparationp. 81
Expansion in the Name of Self-Determinationp. 90
From Self - Determination to Lebensraump. 111
The War for Lebensraum: the Attack on Polandp. 121
Security in the North: the Attack on Denmark and Norwayp. 132
Security in the West: the Attack on France and the Low Countriesp. 146
The Problem of Britainp. 157
Security in the Southwest: Spain and North Africap. 165
Security in the Southeast: Hungary and the Balkansp. 180
The Final Drive for Lebensraum: the Attack on Russiap. 204
The Japanese Alliancep. 224
Hitler's Declaration of War on the United Statesp. 237
Culminationp. 247
A Note on the Spellingp. 253
Abbreviationsp. 254
Biographical Sketchesp. 256
Notesp. 266
Bibliographyp. 313
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780393008029
ISBN-10: 0393008029
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 17th January 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 12.45  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.44