Why Nazi Germany was Successful in the First Two Years of the Second World War


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Why Nazi Germany was successful in the first two years of the Second World War
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The following paper follows this outline: it describes how France paved the way for its own demise before the war even began; outlines how a British (and French) policy of appeasement allowed the Nazis time to build up their war machine whilst simultaneously giving Hitler the sort of credibility he needed if he was going to mobilize the whole of the German population for war; discusses how poorly prepared the British were for armed conflict with Germany; and ends by discussing how the Blitzkrieg made overcoming otherwise tough opponents a fairly easy task. The argument of this writer is that the preceding four items were the major reasons for...
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