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Published: 09 February 1989

352 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195047417

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The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism

Woodruff D. Smith

This study traces the evolution of imperialist ideology in Germany from Bismarck in the mid-19th century through Hitler. Smith argues that it was the way in which Nazis attempted to reconcile two century-old ideologies--the élite, pro-industrial Weltpolitick and the popular-based, pro-agraian Lebensraum--that resulted in Germany's disastrous policies during World War II. This is the first book to treat Nazi imperialism as a separate ideology and set it within a sturdy theoretical framework.