6. Pitting America And England Against Each Other
Despite what he told Chief Red Cloud in private, Hitler publicly claimed that he had no plans to invade the United States. The idea, he once told a Lifemagazine reporter, was “as fantastic as the invasion of the Moon.” He blamed the paranoia on “warmongers” who thought fear was “profitable for business.”
But when the Americans weren’t listening, he sang a different tune. “My feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance,” he once told his staff. “Everything about the behavior of American society reveals that it’s half Judaized, and the other half Negrified.”
Still, he didn’t think he would have to invade America. Before America entered the war, he was sure that they would jump on the opportunity to attack Great Britain. And when they did join, he insisted that it was all just part of a long-term plan to take out the British.
No matter how the war ended, Hitler believed, the Americans would attack Britain. He wouldn’t have to invade the US because he thought the British would do it for him. “England and America will one day have a war with one another which will be waged with the greatest hatred imaginable,” Hitler insisted. “One of the two countries will have to disappear.”
If they didn’t, he’d make them. If the US still stood after Europe fell to the Nazis, Hitler promised, they would have to face the full onslaught from the Third Reich.
5. Enslaving Eastern Europe
It’ll come as no surprise that the Nazis were hell-bent on eradicating every Jewish person on the planet, but their plans for genocide didn’t stop there. The Slavic people in Eastern Europe were that next “racially undesirable” group to be eradicated. By the time the war ended, Hitler had already put some of his plans into motion.
The plan was called Generalplan Ost, and it was a systematic operation to wipe the Slavs and their culture off the face of the planet. The first to go were the leaders. Before the war ended, the Nazis were already “liquidating” Soviet elites and anyone with cultural influence as quickly as they could clear out anyone who might encourage the people of Eastern Europe to take pride in their own identities.
But if the Nazis had taken Russia, they would have started deporting 31 million Slavs to Siberia to work as slaves in forced labor camps. Others would be sent out on a slave trade modeled on American slavery. And to replace them, 10 million ethnic Germans were to be sent in to start new, racially pure families.
Within 30 years, 50 million people were to be either deported into slave camps or murdered. Nearly every Eastern European would be wiped out.