Hitler's Plans for Global Domination: Nazi Architecture and Ultimate War Aims

Hitler's Plans for Global Domination: Nazi Architecture and Ultimate War Aims

by Jochen Thies


View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


What did Hitler really want to achieve: world domination. In the early twenties, Hitler was working on this plan and from 1933 on, was working to make it a reality. During 1940 and 1941, he believed he was close to winning the war. This book not only examines Nazi imperial architecture, armament, and plans to regain colonies but also reveals what Hitler said in moments of truth. The author presents many new sources and information, including Hitler’s little known intention to attack New York City with long-range bombers in the days of Pearl Harbor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782384632
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Jochen Thies, born in 1944 in Rauschen/East Prussia, received his PhD in modern history from Freiburg University in 1975. He was a Fellow of the German Historical Institute in London and worked for more than 30 years as a journalist and speech-writer for Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. He has published numerous books and articles in international foreign policy journals.

Table of Contents


Volker R. Berghahn

Part I. Hitler’s Ultimate Goals 1920-1933: Only new ‘Lebensraum’ in the East?


Chapter 1. Hitler and his Critics

Chapter 2. Current Research

Chapter 3. Mein Kampf as the Central Source

Chapter 4. Hitler as Builder: Construction Plans, Armaments and a Vision of War

Chapter 5. The Beginnings of a Power Politician. ‘Models’ of Imperial Rule: The Jews and Britain

Chapter 6. No turning back: The Aftermath of September 14, 1930

Part II. Hitler as Architect

Chapter 7. Megalomania as Policy

Chapter 8. Hitler’s Views on Architecture, History and Art

Chapter 9. Buildings and their Functions

Chapter 10. Hitler and his Plans after 1933

Chapter 11. Architecture and the Third Reich

Chapter 12. Summary

Part III. Hitler and Military Issues: from Whale Bay to Lake Erie

Chapter 13. Hitler’s Addresses to German Officers

Chapter 14. The Navy’s Battleship Building Plans and Visions of World Power

Chapter 15. The Me 261/264: Hitler’s Long Range Bomber

Chapter 16. Summary

Part IV. Hitler in 1940-1941: When Visions Become Reality

Chapter 17. Axiomatic Geopolitics: 1950 as the Objective

Chapter 18. The Remaining Powers after a Victory over the USSR

Chapter 19. Hitler’s Path to World Supremacy:

The Military Solution

The Trade War

The “Annexation” of the World

Chapter 20. Ruling the New World

Chapter 21. The British Assessment of Hitler’s Ultimate Goals

Chapter 22. Final Observations on Hitler’s Global Strategy





Customer Reviews