How far is it true that World War II was essentially the result of Hitler's aggressive policies? .
In my essay I will discuss how far it is true that World War II was essentially the result of Hitler's aggressive policies. In my essay I will try to examine each situation that arose between Hitler's rise to power and the outbreak of war, analyze it and give evidence for the argument that Hitler's aggressive policies was result of World War II and the evidence against that view. .
Most historians agree that the responsibility for the outbreak of war in 1939 rests on Hitler aggressive policies. The historical debate about the origins of the World War II began in earnest as the last shots were fired and allied soldiers freed the few remaining concentration camp victims. Hitler and his fellow Nazis were found guilty of causing the war. .
Some historians believe that Hitler was the prime mover in the field of foreign policy, and that he was responsible for all the critical decisions "It was he who decided on the alliance with the Soviets and who ordered the attacks upon Poland and France. He did so often in the teeth of opposition from his diplomats and generals and his successes increased his authority over them. His role is more apparent in foreign policy than in any other realm of Nazi government action"(Christopher Culpin & Ruth Henig Modern Europe 1870-1945,p.331) .
I agree that Hitler's aggressive policies were causes of World War II, but how far? Aggressive, ambitious and expansionistic are words that characterize Hitler. He was never secretive about his plans for Germany. It is shown in his book "Mein Kampf". Hitler considered that the Treaty of Versailles was unfair, because the Treaty of Versailles had taken away territory from Germany. "We demand equality of rights for the German people in its dealings with other nations, and abolition of the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St German".