Why Adolf Hitler Ordered The Invasion Of The Soviet Union In 1941

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Here is Adolf Hitler Ordered The Invasion Of The Soviet Union In 1941

In June 1941, Adolf Hitler ordered an invasion of the Soviet Union. By the end of 1941, German forces and the European Axis powers occupied most of Europe and North Africa.

These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army.

After the outbreak of war in 1939 came the added fear of Soviet expansion in Eastern Europe, while Germany was fighting the British Empire and France in the west.

All of these factors contributed to the decision taken by Hitler in July 1940, after the German defeat of France, to plan for an all-out assault on the Soviet Union.

In August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact in Moscow. The pact stunned the world because of the parties’ earlier mutual hostility and their conflicting ideologies.

The conclusion of this pact was followed by the German invasion of Poland on 1 September that triggered the outbreak of World War II in Europe.

According to France24.com, Hitler intended to destroy what he saw as Stalin’s ‘Jewish Bolshevist’ regime and establish Nazi hegemony.

The conquest and enslavement of the Soviet Union’s racially ‘inferior’ Slavic populations would be part of a grand plan of ‘Germanisation’ and economic exploitation lasting well beyond the expected military victory.



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