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Over the next few years, Hitler laid low and worked on reorganizing and reshaping the Nazi Party. After war broke out, the Nazis shifted from expelling Jews from German-controlled territories to exterminating them. Hitler fled quickly, but he and other rebel leaders were later arrested. That December, Hitler attempted to direct another offensive through the Ardennes, trying to split British and American forces.

German troops made it

The worldwide Great Depression that began in again threatened the stability of the Weimar Republic. Devastated by the loss, Hitler would consider Geli the only true love affair of his life. Hitler would finish the second volume of Mein Kampf after his release, while relaxing in the mountain village of Berchtesgaden. Determined to achieve political power in order to affect his revolution, Hitler built up Nazi support among German conservatives, including army, business and industrial leaders. Wielding a revolver, Hitler proclaimed the beginning of a national revolution and led marchers to the center of Munich, where they got into a gun battle with police.

When World War I broke out the following summer, he successfully petitioned the Bavarian king to be allowed to volunteer in a reserve infantry regiment. German troops made it all the way to the English Channel, forcing British and French forces to evacuate en masse from Dunkirk in late May. By early the following year, he had withdrawn Germany from the League of Nations and begun to militarize the nation in anticipation of his plans for territorial conquest.

When World War I broke out

With Soviet forces closing in, Hitler made plans for a last-ditch resistance before finally abandoning that plan. His autocratic power now secure within Germany, Hitler turned his eyes toward the rest of Europe. Even though it failed spectacularly, the Beer Hall Putsch established Hitler as a national figure, and in the eyes of many a hero of right-wing nationalism. As the conflict continued, Hitler became increasingly unwell, isolated and dependent on medications administered by his personal physician.