The Relationship Between Nazi Ideology and Foreign Policy

The Relationship Between Nazi Ideology and Hitler's Foreign Policy

From the day Adolf Hitler was appointed German Chancellor on the 30th of January 1933 to the outbreak of the second world war on the 1st of September 1939 Nazi Ideology played a highly significant role in shaping Germany's foreign policy. Almost every move Hitler made in foreign policy is connected to Nazi Ideology and the National Socialist program (Hitler's 25 points.) Although closely linked to the highly immoral Ideology of the Nazis Hitler's foreign policy program was an amazing success. He reached many of the goals he had planned for the short term by late 1938 and had managed to avoid another war. If he had been allowed to continue his long term plans also would have been achieved.
Nazi Ideology revolved primarily around a few key points. It is most infamous for its beliefs that some races, primarily Aryan, Whites, Germanic and Nordic were superior to other races. The Nazis were strongly against Semitism and Slavism. They considered both Jewish and Slavic people "sub-human." They also believed that the treaty of Versailles was both humiliating and unjust and sought its destruction. They were against most other political systems, especially Democracy, Communism, Marxism and Bolshevism. They believed in the "Fuhrerprinzip," or leader principle. They were for Social Darwinism or 'survival of the fittest.' They had strongly Nationalistic beliefs and were devoted to creating a 'Greater Germany.' They believed that for Germany to become a great nation they would need to expand her borders and create a nation large enough to support a unification of all German people.    
After Germany lost World War One they were forced to sign the treaty of Versailles. Signing the treaty meant that Germany lost all of its overseas colonies, gave up sections of land to Poland, was unable to unite with its old ally Austria, enormously reduce the size of its armed forces, pay large reparations of both money...