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To effectively assess the significance Albert Speer had in Hitlers plan for World War Two we must look at what Speer accomplished in regards o the war effort Firstly it is important to realise that it is unclear among historians what Hitlers plans actually were Pluralists believe Hitler wanted a war-but had no fixed plan he was instead an opportunist Structuralists believe he had no long-term plan and responded merely to pressure from domestic crisis hence there was limited economic and military preparation Internationalists believe he did have a major war planned we need only look to his diplomatic and militaristic aggression of the 1930s for proof and his anti-Bolshevik and anti-Semitic sentiments However it would appear that Hitler hope to gain power over Europe largely by skillful strategy - timing was essential He hoped to build up Germanys strength quicker than any other country and through rapid mobilisation defeat his enemies by overwhelming them separately with lightning campaigns Whether this was planned in detail previously or worked out along the way remains to be seen In the early years of the war and prior to it Speer was only Hitlers architect and would not become Armaments Minister until 1942 His role as an Architect was of a tool for pro-war propaganda His deigns including the Olympics gained recognition for the Germany and provided them with further proof of th e superiority if their race In this way prior to the war Speer helped to dismantle public resistance to war by removing any moral qualms about social Darwinism and in the early years helped to keep up public support of the war and moral High moral would in turn keep the workers efficient going hand in hand with Goebbels to drum up support for the total war effort and the Strength through Joy scheme Speer also encouraged Hitlers ego and his desire to have the biggest and the best In an attempt to better Hitlers
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