Adolf Hitler transformed Germany into an thriving National Socialist state advocating sovereignty of nations, advancement of labor, preservation of the White race and Western culture, and commerce based on an exchange of wares to replace the international gold standard. Becoming chancellor in 1933, he tackled his country’s bankruptcy, massive unemployment, communist subversion and foreign domination. His social economic programs and diplomacy restored German prosperity and independence in three years, despite determined opposition from Western democratic leaders.
Penetrating the shroud of vilification draping this monumental figure, this study draws on German sources, many from the National Socialist era, to describe not just what Hitler did, but why. It also reveals democracy’s genuine war aims, a taboo subject for historians, in the ensuing global conflict that destroyed the German revolution. Challenging the status quo version of the period, here is the book for the student of history who senses that something is missing—and seeks the answers.
Liberally quoting from period publications, "Hitler’s Revolution" provides a concise and understandable explanation of National Socialist ideology, including its views on liberalism, democracy, communism, labor, race, education, free enterprise and world history. It traces the historical evolution of the German nation that led it to embrace Hitler’s ideas. Our study describes the social and economic hardships in Germany before Hitler took power and his programs to alleviate them and unify German society. Public works projects and new housing construction received priority over rearmament, contrary to popular myth.
Hitler’s pre-war diplomacy focused on removing the crippling restrictions forced on Germany by the peace treaty of Versailles, ratified in 1919 following his country’s defeat in World War I. The book chronicles the many disarmament proposals he vainly introduced to the world and his endeavors to revise the Versailles construction by non-belligerent means. It presents irrefutable evidence, quoting primarily from declassified documents in Britain’s Public Record Office, that reveal how democratic leaders conspired to encircle Germany by forging a hostile alliance among neighboring states.
World War II, Germany’s chauvinistic occupational policies and
Europe’s traditional nationalist barriers hampered German efforts
to gain support on the continent. The limited acceptance that the
Germans nonetheless acquired was in part due to disillusionment, especially
among the younger generation, with liberal democracy in Western Europe
and widespread anti-communist sentiment. Examining major battles of
the war, this book debunks the usual argument that Hitler’s
interference with general staff planning caused Germany’s defeats.
It was not Hitler’s allegedly amateurish strategies, but his
misplaced faith in the loyalty and competence of subordinates, that
contributed to the country’s military setbacks. The author critically
examines the supposedly idealistic motives of the German resistance,
whose covert sabotage of combat operations is completely overlooked
by military historians.
Drawing on research from over 200 published volumes, the majority in German language, as well as on documents from British, Soviet and U.S. archives, here is a perspective of Hitler and his times unrestrained by the dictates of political correctness. Read "Hitler’s Revolution"—the other side of the story.
Hitler’s Revolution: Ideology, Social Programs and Foreign Affairs by Richard Tedor. 296 p—sc