with habitat politics one designates one that propagandistically strongly ausgenutzen National Socialist justifications for the Second World War. The habitat politics are directly connected with the race ideology spread by the national socialists and try the expansionistic war politics with the biological principle (over) of the life fight to justify.
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also the defeat of Germany in the First World War does not cause break with the imperialism in nationalconservative circles. Together with the foreseeable competition of the global superpowers, itself already in the first half the 20. Century develop, offers the imperialism a basis for the expansive policy of the national socialists. Therefore these goals were transferred and aimed at to the German policy after the seizure of power of Hitler.
The goal of the new foreign policy should not be able to withstand “national size” to be over with a competition of the great powers among themselves only of being able to defeat but these also. The revision of the Versailler of contract and a re-establishment German large and of a world position of power was a here primary goal. This should be realized by the conquest of new markets and the suppression of economically weaker ones. As means for this ideology by any means communication was not, but rather direct and open fight intended and was considered as ideal. The war was regarded as necessary consequence of a habitat gain.
central interest of the national socialists were the “habitat in the east”. Those ideologically “necessary” suppression “defeated peoples” are also a cause for the crimes of the armed forces, which were terrible particularly in Eastern Europe.
Around a supremacy in Europe the economy of all subjected areas for the consumer needs of the German population must be used. The race-ideological subjecting concept of occupied areas and peoples becomes particularly clear in Eastern Europe terriblly: Stranger of peoples should be kidnapped in great quantities flared out, “enslaved” and in concentration camps and the east should than “settlement country” for Germans be used. The formerly native population has only small use and life right. This pro grammar became terrible reality through extremes terror, war crime, Deportation and force.
race ideology as reason
the arguments and the konfrontale war course was justified with the race ideology, by the arguments between states as survival fight one regards, which is equated the survival fight by animals in nature. Therefore into this ideology humans are divided and evaluated in races. According to the opinion of the national socialists the “Germanic gentleman race” has the best plants.
The habitat politics have thus a direct connection with the racial policy. The procedure of the national socialists was regarded as race war inward and outside.