Author(s): Thomas X. Ferenczi
Every phase of the Third Reich’s foreign policy was determined by its authoritarian leader, Adolf Hitler. Following his rise to power, Hitler’s political acuity and utter lack of scruples enabled him to achieve numerous diplomatic successes against the well-intentioned but largely ineffectual Anglo-French democracies.
First by duplicity, then by bluff and bluster, and finally by brinkmanship, Hitler succeeded in establishing a strengthened and united Greater Germany (Grossdeutschland) in preparation for a Second World War.
The Foreign Policy of the Third Reich: 1933-1939 examines in depth the revanchist foreign policy of Hitler’s Germany; the withdrawal of Germany from the League of Nations; German rearmament; the introduction of compulsory military service and the enlargement of the German armed forces; the remilitarisation of the Rhineland; the notorious Hossbach Conference; the Austrian Anschluss; the Munich Conference; the brazen seizures of Bohemia-Moravia and the Memel District; the Danzig crisis; the cynical brokering of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; and the German invasion of western Poland.
|234 x 156 mm
|28 April 2021
|45 black-and-white photographs