Did Hitler fulfill all of his promises in World War II?

Hitler came very close to fulfilling all his promises in World War II. He made Germany a great military power and set about building a large racial empire in Eastern Europe.

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Though Hitler was ultimately unsuccessful, he was nonetheless able to make good on certain of his promises during the Second World War. For one thing, Germany became a world power once again with a feared military machine that struck terror into the hearts of millions.

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Though Hitler was ultimately unsuccessful, he was nonetheless able to make good on certain of his promises during the Second World War. For one thing, Germany became a world power once again with a feared military machine that struck terror into the hearts of millions.

Hitler had always promised that the national humiliation Germany had suffered at the end of the First World War would be avenged, and that Germany would achieve greatness once again. To him, that meant having a large and powerful army capable not just of defending Germany, but of acquiring large tracts of territory in Eastern Europe that would form the basis of a massive racial empire.

In his book Mein Kampf, written while he was in prison after participating in the Beer Hall putsch of 1923, Hitler openly stated that Germany should acquire territory in the East. And this was undoubtedly another promise that he kept during World War II. During the War, the Nazis carved out a huge amount of territory in Eastern Europe, over which the Germans ruled as the master-race they believed themselves to be. Those deemed inferior races by the Nazis, such as Slavs and Jews, were subject to repression or outright mass murder.

The Holocaust, in which over six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, was the logical culmination of Nazi ideology, with its fanatical and unwavering anti-Semitism. In that sense, Hitler's ominous promise that he would settle accounts with the Jews, made on a number of occasions, was also fulfilled during the War, with tragic consequences.

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