Why did Hittler invade Poland? State two similarities between Fascism and Nazism.
The immediate cause was refusal of Hitler’s demand for annexation of the port of danzie to Germany, by Britain followed by France. While this was used as an excuse by Hitler to attack Poland. It was nearly a small initial step to avenge the defeat and unjust treaties which 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. The main reasons, why Germany invaded Poland are listed as follows:
(i) To negate any military alliance between Poland and other European nations against Germany.
(ii) To gain a foothold in the territory surrounding Russia.
(iii) To make known to the world his aversion to the Treaty of Versailles.
(iv) Hitler despise chamberlain’s guarantee to support Poland in case of an attack by Germany. He attacked Poland to teach chamberlian a lesson.
(v) Hitler enter into a pact with Statin which included a secret clause to divide Poland
between them. It was disagreement also which worked as a shield and prompted him to attack Poland.