, including two-thirds of the gross domestic product of Belgium and the Netherlands. The Reaction of the Churches in Nazi Occupied Europe. "Barbarossa Revisited: A Critical Reappraisal of the Opening Stages of the Russo-German Campaign (JuneDecember 1941. About.8 to 4 million Poles would remain as slaves, part of a slave labour force of 14 million the Nazis intended to create using citizens of conquered nations. Many of the same people were involved in a coup planned for 1940, but again the participants changed their minds and backed down, partly because of the popularity of the regime after the early victories in the war. In many areas, people surrendered to the approaching Allies in spite of exhortations of local leaders to continue to fight. Doi :.3138/gsp.3.2.267 (inactive ). Hitler's plans for rebuilding Berlin included a gigantic dome based on the Pantheon in Rome and a triumphal arch more than double the height of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Study of the era and a willingness to critically examine its mistakes has led to the development of a strong democracy in Germany, but with lingering undercurrents of antisemitism and neo-Nazi thought. By 1936, Farben regretted making the deal, as excess profits were by then being generated. His hope was that each SS family would have between four and six children. Radio became popular in Germany during the 1930s; over 70 percent of households owned a receiver by 1939, more than any other country. H Oppression of ethnic Poles Further information: Occupation of Poland (19391945) and Nazi crimes against the Polish nation Poles were viewed by Nazis as subhuman non-Aryans, and during the German occupation of Poland.7 million ethnic Poles were killed. Coordinates : 5231N 1324E /.517N.400E /.517;.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here. Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War. Organization and Mobilization in the German Sphere of Power. The Gestapo was in charge of investigative policing to enforce National Socialist ideology as they located and confined political offenders, Jews, and others deemed undesirable.