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Old 03-16-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Did Hitler Want War? by Pat Buchanan on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent

Another great piece by Buchanan.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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He wantes peace, Peace, PEACE!!

A little piece of Poland, a little piece of France....


To Be Or Not Ot Be - YouTube

Seriously, he wanted 'lebensraum'. He had to know war would be a consequence.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Does a bear **** in the woods?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Read the article before commenting please.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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If you're speaking to me, I did read it.

I second the lebensraum comment.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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interesting piece and he raises a lot of good points...

i also don't subscribe to the idea of Hitler wanting to take over the world - prior to WW2, his claims for land were almost all areas which were either already inhabited by German speakers (Upper Silesia, Sudetenland, Bohemia & Moravia). even in terms of after the outbreak of WW2, he only annexed Alsace Lorraine from France, and i'm pretty certain a large portion of Poland had been held by Prussia before 1918
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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I didn't know Buchanan was such an idiot after all.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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I didn't know Buchanan was such an idiot after all.
Brilliant argument. Ya got me beat.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: New York City
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It is both true and well known that Hitler did not want a war in 1939-1940. At that point Germany simply wasn't ready for war. That is not to say he didn't want a war ever. Germany was humiliated after the end of WWI far too much by both France and Poland for the Nationalist Socialists let it slide.

That said I do think an argument can be made that Poland was too obstinate in its refusal to compromise with Germany. The British, too, hastily made guarantees to Poland without properly thinking things through and instead kind of hoping that the guarantees alone would be sufficient as a deterrent to Hitler. British foreign policy as a whole in the interwar years leaved one scratching his head.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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It is both true and well known that Hitler did not want a war in 1939-1940. At that point Germany simply wasn't ready for war. That is not to say he didn't want a war ever. Germany was humiliated after the end of WWI far too much by both France and Poland for the Nationalist Socialists let it slide.

That said I do think an argument can be made that Poland was too obstinate in its refusal to compromise with Germany. The British, too, hastily made guarantees to Poland without properly thinking things through and instead kind of hoping that the guarantees alone would be sufficient as a deterrent to Hitler. British foreign policy as a whole in the interwar years leaved one scratching his head.
this is true. after all it's most sides who basically geared up for the real conflict (during the Phoney War that is)
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