Outline Lecture Twelve ec mmw61

Outline Lecture Twelve ec mmw61 - (3 Nazi eugenics...

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Week Five Outline Lecture Twelve—Prelude to Another World War Key Questions: 1) How did another world war break out merely 20 years after the horrors of WWI? 2) Was this war inevitable? If so, what factors contributed to its inevitability and magnitude? I) Germany in the Inter-war Years a) The Legacy of Versailles and the Weimar Republic i) Contradictions of the new German constitution (1) Article 48 b) Policy for Domestic Stability and Economic Recovery i) Response to French occupation of the Ruhr valley (1) 1924 Dawes Plan (2) 1925 Locarno Treaty (3) 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact c) Hitler’s Entry into German Politics i) The Platform of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (1) “Anscluss”—unification of Germany and Austria (2) Solidify its power base among lower middle-class ii) 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Munich d) Hitler’s Ideology of Race i) Social Darwinism applied to race (1) “All who are not of good race in this world are chaff” (2) Founders, Bearers, and Destroyers of culture
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Unformatted text preview: (3) Nazi eugenics campaigns ii) Echoes of Nietzsche e) Myth-making through Propaganda i) “Volk” philosophy ii) Appeal to the lowest common denominator iii) Leader as Psychologist/Agitator (1) Use of radical inflammatory propaganda f) Hitler’s Gain of Power i) Economic crisis ii) President von Hindenburg iii) Consolidation of Power iv) Totalitarianism on the move II) Stage Set for War a) Warning signs of Totalitarian Expansion i) Japan’s intrusion into Manchuria 1931 ii) Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 iii) Occupation of the Rhineland b) German Expansion and Hitler’s idea of “Lebensraum” i) “Anscluss”—Unification of Germany and Austria ii) Lebensraum c) British policy of Appeasement i) Legacy of W.W. I (1) Neville Chamberlain’s diplomacy (2) France’s Maginot Line ii) The Sudentenland Crisis in September 1938 iii) Czechoslovakia and Poland 1939...
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