Germany's Secret Masterplan in World War II

Germany's Secret Masterplan in World War II

by Chris McNab

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Overview


How would Europe have looked if Nazi Germany had been victorious in World War II? Between 1933 and 1945, Hitler developed a vision for an infrastructure, architecture, racial hierarchy, labor force, and Lebensraum—the acquiring of “living space”—among many other plans. Some of these were implemented during his leadership as the German Wehrmacht expanded the Nazi sphere of influence, but what were the unrealized plans for a Europe dominated by the Third Reich?

The Nazis planned to establish a racially based social order across Eastern Europe, with former German soldiers running farms worked by slave labor. Germany and Japan would carve up the Soviet Union and Asia between them. Berlin would be at the center of this new empire, renamed Welthauptstadt Germania, a world capital city designed on grandiose, neo-classical lines. This German-dominated Europe would be connected by a new rail and autobahn infrastructure.

Arranged in chapters covering topics such as leadership, war, physical infrastructure, empire building, race, culture, and weaponry, Germany’s Secret Masterplan reveals the true scale of Hitler’s vision for a Greater Germany and a world dominated by Nazi ideology.

Packed with easy-to-understand maps, diagrams, graphs, and illustrations, Germany’s Secret Masterplan is an essential reference for anyone who wants to know how the Nazis sought to reshape the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435159020
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 736,812
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Dr. Chris McNab is a writer and editor specializing in military history, with a major research interest in the evolution of modern maneuver warfare. He has written or contributed to numerous titles, including Campaigns of World War II, World War II Data Book: The Third Reich, 1933–45, and World War II Data Book: The SS, 1923–45.

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