The immediate cause was the refusal of Hitler’s demand for the annexation of the port of Danzig to Germany, by Britain followed by France. While this was used as an excuse by Hitler’s attacks on Poland. It was nearly a small initial step to avenge the defeat and unjust treaties that were imposed on Germany in the aftermath of the world war. It was a prelude to the large territorial ambitions nurtured by Hitler, this was soon to unfold before the entire world. In this article, You will get to know ‘why did Hitler invade Poland?’.
Why did Hitler invade Poland?
- To negate any military alliance between Poland and other European nations against Germany.
- To gain a foothold in the territory surrounding Russia.
- To make known to the world his aversion to the Treaty of Versailles.
- Hitler despise the chamberlain’s guarantee to support Poland in case of an attack by Germany. He attacked Poland to teach chamberlian a lesson.
- Hitler enter into a pact with Statin which included a secret clause to divide Poland between them. It was a disagreement that also worked as a shield and prompted him to attack Poland.
The Foreign Policy of Hitler that was Responsible for the Outbreak of Second World War
- The main aim was to increase the prestige and glory of their country in international sphere so they followed an aggressive policy of imperialism.
- Their opposition to Britain, France, and the League of Nations.
- Their help General France to seize power in Spain.
- After strengthening the armed forces. Hitler defiantly violated one after another the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
- In 1938, he annexed Austria by force.
- The Munich Pact was signed between Germany, Britain, and France.
On 1 September 1939, the German armies marched into Poland. When France and Britain gave an ultimatum to Germany, the latter attacked France. On 3rd September, France and Britain declared war on Germany, marking the beginning of the Second World War.
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