In order for Hitler to effectuate his desire of Germany rising to power and becoming the Third Reich/the third empire, Hitler needed to expand the German colony. For this to happen, Hitler needed to accomplish a few things first. First, he needed to augment the German/Nazi army. Then, he needed to spread his ideology of Nazism and Lebensraum. The exploration of how other countries reacted to Hitler’s tactics is also needed to investigate how successful Hitler was in achieving German expansion prior to WWII.Unable to grow the German army to more than 100,000 men, due to the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles(after the end of WWI, the Allied powers imposed this treaty on Germany, blaming German for the war and demanded reparations.), Hitler had to think of a way to over-come this feat if he ever wanted to expand into other countries. The Sturmabteilung (SA), better known as Brownshirts, was one of Hitler’s way of dealing with this condition. Hitler allowed the rapid growth of the Brownshirts whom were Hitler’s secret police(an organization of police officers operating for the government in secrecy.), and carried out any wishes that Hitler desired such as, crushing any political parties who disagreed with Hitler and his regime, which allowed Hitler to climb the political ladder. In 1935 , Hitler brought about military conscription(obligatory enlistment of people 18 years and older, in the military.) , enabling him to increase the size of the German military, which was against the Treaty of Versailles . Even though Germany clearly violated the treaty, The Allied powers (countries allied in opposition of the Central Powers (Germany and its allies) )did nothing. In fact, Britain even made a naval agreement, known as the Anglo-German Naval Agreement, with Germany which, allowed Germany to expand its navy, which also violated the Treaty of Versailles. The reason why the Allied powers did not intervene when Germany violated the terms of the treaty was due to the still lingering presence of the after affects from WWI. Most of theAllied powers were unable to financially, and physically (in retrospect tomilitary power) prevent Hitler from breaking the conditions of the treaty,and expanding German territory so, the Allied powers focused more onpolicies of appeasement rather than stopping Hitler. The lack of interventionfrom the Western powers and the increasing power of Germany’s military forces, allowed Hitler to invade territories such as Rhineland. In 1936, Germany invaded Rhineland, not only breaching the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, but also violating the conditions of the Locarno pact, which established the previous borders of Germany established in the Treaty of Versailles, Germany would have to demilitarized Rhineland, and Germany would have to agree to resolve any disputes through the league of nations. Hitler claimed that the recent treaty between France and Russia threatened Germany’s safety. His commanders had orders to retreat if the French army tried to stop them, but this time it was France who did nothing, and The League of Nations was busy with the Abyssinian crisis, also did nothing. Hitler also decided to stop paying the reparations which demanded Germany to pay to European countries as stated in the Treaty of Versailles. Instead of giving the money to the European countries, Hitler was able to use that money to not only strengthen Germany’s economy, but he also used the money to fortify the German army so he could invade countries such as Rhineland. The liquidation of Czechoslovakia was another territory Hitler was able to conquer due to the influence of the German artillery . First, he demanded the incorporation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland – a region inhabited by ethnic Germans – into the German Reich. After prolonged negotiations with the Western Allies (above all Great Britain), who feared another European war, the Sudetenland was ceded to Germany in the Munich Agreement (gave Germany Sudetenland) This agreement, however, was made without Czech participation. In March 1939, German troops went on to occupy the rest of Czechoslovakia where they established the “Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.” Slovakia was declared a German satellite state, and a “protective zone”(When a larger, much powerful country brings a smaller less powerful country under its protection) for the stationing of German troops was established on its western border. In the same month, German troops occupied the Lithuanian Memel region, which Germany had lost under the Versailles treaty. Lithuania, which governed the region, was forced to sign a treaty that returned the Memel region to Germany.