What was Hitler's aim prior to World War II



  • 1 To destroy the Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I made to end the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. That concluded that Germany was defeated in World War I.

  • 2 To create a Greater Germany

    Adolf Hitler wanted to create a Greater Germany, one where all the Germans and Germanic peoples in Europe exist in a single nation.

  • 3 To conquer land for Germany

    He wanted to conquer land for Germany in Eastern Europe.

  • 4 Because of the ambitious Nazi ideology

    The Nazi ideology had several ambitious and racist goals such as the acquisition of living space, Lebensraum. 

  • 5 To return the Free City of Danzig

    Hitler wanted to return the Free City of Danzig to Germany along with the Polish Corridor, which is a strip of land that separated East Prussia from the rest of Germany. 

  • 6 To humiliate France

    Hitler wanted to humiliate France after the first World War.

  • 7 To release the world of the two evils

    According to Hitler, there were two evils in the world: Judaism and Communism. He wanted to free the world of those two evils as he stated in his book, Mein Kampf.