World History Minute: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland (Mar. 7, 1936)

World History Minute: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland (Mar. 7, 1936)
World History Minute: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland (Mar. 7, 1936)

World History Minute: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland (Mar. 7, 1936)

Even though most German generals were against the move, on this day in 1936 Hitler decided to reinstate Germany’s military presence in the demilitarized Rhineland. Historian John Schmidt explains the implications of Hitler’s reclamation of the contested region. (Photo: Wikicommons/German Federal Archive)