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How far was Hitlerís foreign policy to blame for the outbreak of war in the 1939?
In this essay, I am going to discuss about whether Hitler was to blame for the outbreak of war in the 1939 or not. Hitlerís foreign policy did had something to do with the outbreak the war, but the USA, Britain, France, the USSR, Japan and Italy also had to do with it. The main reason why there was a war was that Hitler and other countries started invading other countries and disobeying the Treaty of Versailles.
The fact that the USA was not a member of the League, made the League weak. The USA was the only country that would make the economic sanctions effective and it had the biggest army. If it was a member of the League then the war could of have been avoided because Hitler would not have had the courage to invade so many countries.
Britain and France did wrongly self-interesting and letting Hitler go away with what he wanted while they were just focusing on their own countries. They did nothing when Hitler took over the Rhineland, the Sudetenland, and the Polish Corridor nor when he made Anschluss with Austria. All these things made Hitler each time more confident, and even more confident when they signed a policy of Appeasement. It was not good to give Hitler confidence because it would mean he would probably invade more countries and expect no action taken by the League. He was very fond of following his aims published in his book Mein Kampf, one of them was to ďexpand German territoryĒ. If Britain and France had not let Hitler go away with it then war might of not have happened.
When Italy, Japan and Germany noticed their common dictatorship, they signed a pact called the Anti-Comintern Pact mainly to defeat communism, especially the one in the USSR. This alliance, called the Axis Alliance, made Hitler more confident because he was sure that if Germany entered in war the other two countries, Japan and Italy, would fight for him. This encouraged Hitler invade more countries and be nearer to the outbreak of war.
Poland was a main objective of Hitler, though he claimed he only wanted the Polish Corridor. Britain and France advised Hitler that if he invaded Poland they would de
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