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How did Hitler defy the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles?
How did Hitler defy western democracies by violating the Treaty of Versailles?
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How did Britain and us help Hitler and Mussolini set stage for world war 2?
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At what point did Hitler conclude that he could take any territory without being stopped?
In 1936, Germany had political control of Rhineland but according to the terms of Versailles they were not permitted to have any troops in the region. Hitler chose to defy the terms and moved troops into the area. The British did not respond, nor did France. Hitler concluded at this point, that no-one would oppose his take-overs.
How did Hitler defy the treaty of Versailles in 1935?
Massive rearmament in terms of the military by: conscription & mandatory training for a period every year for men. began to expand the fleet beyond the 6 ships allowed in the surface navy, and started a massive program of U-Boat building Mass production of Armour & the MS109 fighter aircraft, as well as tests of rolling blitzkrieg tactics. Hitler also dispatched some troops to fight in Spain for Franco's revolutionaries, showing his resolve to support Fascist regimes.
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How did the German people react to the invasion of the Rhineland?
Firstly, it was not an "invasion". The Rhineland was a part of Germany, and a country cannot invade itself. The Rhineland is that part of Germany west of the Rhine River, on the same side of the Rhine as France. The rest of Germany, which is by far the most of Germany, is east of the Rhine. What it was, was the "remilitarization" of the Rhineland, which had been forbidden under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. This meant Germany got to keep the Rhineland after WWI, but was forbidden from creating fortifications, strong points, military air bases, lines of defenses, military bases, etc. in the Rhineland. In defiance of the Treaty Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland, to stay there permanently. Some Germans were no doubt worried that France and Britain would go to war against Germany to enforce the terms of the Versailles Treaty, and if they had, WWII would probably never have happened. The Germans were still very weak militarily, as Hitler had only just begun to recreate a powerful German military. The Germans would probably have been easily and swiftly defeated, and Hitler swept from power as the idiot who brought that calamity upon Germany. But Britain and France lacked the political will to do anything more than protest the remilitarization, and so, Hitler got away with it, as he would get away with everything he did for the next four years, right up to the invasion of Poland. Those Germans who were Nazis, or who were nationalists or militarists, were no doubt ecstatic that Hitler had the guts to poke a finger in the eye of the British and French and to defy the terms of the hated Treaty of Versailles.