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French still obsessed with German power – still tried to keep them down March 1935 (two weeks later): Announcement of German conscription – not intending war but  asserting Germany’s right to self defense These two steps destroy clause against rearmament 1929 – Orgins of the Great War (historian/author???) First time a non-German suggested that WWI was not entirely Germany’s fault March 1936 – German troops occupy Rhineland Convinced that French/Belgians would intervene – they did not, French policy of  appeasement Franco-Soviet-Czech Treaty German Army not Nazi-fied – best way to get out of the Third Reich was to join Army  Hitler believed that Army was too conservative Spring 1936 – Regime at home = huge prison, any suggestion of lack of loyalty meant trouble Were German military actions corrections of Versailles, or beginning of a pattern of  aggressiveness made to look like self-defense? Spanish civil war = drain on Euro attention/resources 1936 Olympics – tremendous NS propaganda boom, Berlin cleaned up, taken down evidence  of discrimination against Jews International world did not see ugly side of Nazi Germany  Germany was “back,” Berlin the center 1937: No major initiatives 1937 – begin 1938: Hitler declares himself head of German armed forces
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11/8/10 Remilitarization of the Rhineland     British had been key to the imposition of Versailles – now a major part of undoing the terms Olympics     German boxer defeated Americans Cementing Hitler’s popularity in Germany – cleaned up Berlin (racial aspects no longer  blatantly visible) Racial policy in a lull Foreign/German National Policy     4 year plan – economic plan to make Germany self-sufficient Partially because of blockade by British during WWI Goal: to put German economy on solid footing for war No attempt to nationalize German enterprise  Nazi regime would direct capitalist economy Schacht: head of Reichstag – believed that 4 year plan was a mistake Germany did not have foreign repute necessary to keep self-sustaining economy in  order for war Ribbentrop – Foreign Minister November 1937 – Hitler Meeting     Hitler convened top secret meeting of top officials Laid out plan for aggression – annexation of Czech, Austria, maybe Poland and eventually  USSR Against Judeo-bolshevist enemies Czech treaty with France = roadblock Generals Blomberg and Fritsch – said German military would not be prepared to fight two  front war Solution: Prepare annexation diplomatic
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