East
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East asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory Β· 1 month ago

In 1939, did many people in Western Europe want to let Hitler do what he wanted in Eastern Europe?

Hitler seemed to want to annihilate Eastern Europe but leave Britain and France alone, and even ally with Britain.

So in 1939, did many people in Western Europe and the UK want to just let Hitler attack Poland and have his way in Eastern Europe, and to stay out of Hitler’s war in the east?

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  • blu
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Hitler's repeated territorial expansionism in Europe over the yrs. was met w/ mixed feelings by people but what choice did they have? In one case, Hitler invaded the day before the country was going to vote on annexation. Taking away that option HAD to have made people more angry than not. We don't know of any limits to Hitler's expansionism (he lied about this many times). I would safely conclude his designs were open ended to include the world.

  • 1 month ago

    I keep reading about events called "Operation Sea Lion" and others that were attempts by Hitler to force a peace agreement with Britain.Β 

    People need to read that very carefully.

    The historical record claims that Hitler WANTED war - and most people agree with that idea.

    But...

    If Hitler was trying to "force" a peace agreement 𝒐𝒇 π’‚π’π’š π’Œπ’Šπ’π’…, doesn't that contradict the claims that he 𝑾𝑨𝑡𝑻𝑬𝑫 war?

    Conversely, if he made so many attempts, doesn't that show that Hitler 𝑫𝑰𝑫𝑡'𝑻 want war and that it was Britain who 𝑹𝑬𝑨𝑳𝑳𝒀 wanted the war? If Britain was so interested in world peace, they would have at 𝑳𝑬𝑨𝑺𝑻 listened to what Hitler had to say.

    𝑩𝑼𝑻 𝑻𝑯𝑬𝒀 𝑫𝑰𝑫𝑡'𝑻. They refuse to consider anything Hitler had to say.

    So doesn't everyone think the truth should be told instead of contorted propaganda that contradicts itself?

    Hitler didn't "do what he wanted" in the commonly accepted sense of the phrase. What he "wanted" was to have Germany's sovereignty restored and the lands (and people) that were torn from Germany by the Versailles Treaty restored.

    Living under the authority of those countries they were annexed into, Germans were discriminated against - as they were the ones blamed for WW1.

    Everyone screams about discrimination against the Jews, but they're eerily silent about discrimination against the German people. Of course, the Jews are a special case, aren't they?

    It's not "discrimination" that everyone is so upset about since the concept in itself is not specific to any one single group. What everyone is upset about is that when the Jews are connected to it, it is the crime of the century.

    We need truth in this world and this biased narrative is never going to come close to it.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, that's why Britain and France both declared war on Germany two days after Germany invaded Poland in 1939.

  • IIIII
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    There were broad plans created had Operation Sea Lion been successful in destroying the RAF. Britain would have been occupied brutally after invasion and British citizens would have been conscripted into the German army. Thousands of prominent British citizens were listed to be targeted for execution, even Authors like Aldous Huxley for example lol. It wouldn’t have been a pretty occupation. They pretended to be like that with France too, they allowed to creation of a rump state Vichy France as long as they remained loyal to Hitler as a satellite of course. They would fight against Britain and the United States in the World War in the African theater.Β 

    Hitler wanted to wipe out the entire Jewish and Slavic Races from existence, and keep a minority of them alive as slaves. He did not want to do this with French and British, because to him they were Germanic relatives in the race. He mainly just Β wanted to destroy the democracies and make a German Empire that dominated the world.Β 

    Edit: Anyone want the primary sources or care to refute/challenge this? Or do you downvote when your feelings are hurt?

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  • 1 month ago

    Most didn't care as long as they felt safe

  • 1 month ago

    Up to June 1941 it was mainly the British that were fighting the Germans.Β Β  France had bellied up,Β Β  Belgium, the Netherlands,Β  Denmark had all been over run.Β Β  So when Germany attacked the USSR in June of 1941 I bet the British were very happy about it.Β Β  It was not so much as letting Hitler do what he wanted,Β  it was taking the pressure off of Britain.Β Β 

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