√ Promised the German people that they would become the 3rd Reich (the next Roman empire).
√ Promised to resettle his crowded people on better land (Poland, Ukraine, Russia).
√ Promised that Germany would be rid of the Jews and other unproductive people to ensure a pure, Aryan race.
√ Remilitarized Germany to make it the most powerful country in Europe.
√ Industrialized Germany. Everyone had a job while the world suffered the Great Depression.
√ Took back the Rhineland and took Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Belgium and France in less than a year with few casualties.
√ Made a pact with Italy and Japan and signed a non-aggressive pact with Russia to protect his country’s interests.
√ By 1940, Hitler’s Nazi Germany ruled the entire mainland of Western Europe.
√ Demanded “cash and carry” on all weapons to Allies.
√ Prepared his county for possible war with “fireside chats”.
√ Warned citizens that Hitler must be stopped before he took over all Europeans colonies worldwide.
√ Aided Russia to defeat Hitler and Japan.
√Cut off sales of scrap metal to Japan to slow down their military.
√ Probably knew Japan was going to bomb Pearl Harbor so the US could get into the war before it was too late.
√Approved the go-ahead of the development of the atomic bomb before it was needed against Germany or Japan.
√ Killed 20 million “enemies of the state” to make communism work.
√ Made a non- aggression pact with Hitler to keep his country out of the war. Took over half of Poland, Latvia Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland to provide a buffer in case Germany invaded.
√ Made secret pact with Japan in case Hitler double-crossed him.
√ Killed 2000 of his top military officers to get rid of possible German agents in Russia.
√ Saved Russia by ordering his citizens to destroy all animals and food to starve the Nazis.
√ Made secret non-aggression pact with Russia so the US would have to fight two enemies at once.
√ Took over Manchuria and Korea to get metal needed after the US cut off sales to Japan.
√ Considered his idea of the “Greater East Asia Co-Prospective” to be similar to the relationship European countries have. He also thought it would increase Asian prosperity and shut out Europe.