Adolf Hitler’s decision to invade the USSR was his most
fateful of the entire war It was this decision that widened the conflict into
a global war and ultimately led to the collapse of the Third Reich itself
This decision continues to be the subject of much debate
What role did strategic factors play? What weight should be given to ideology?
The following numbered outline gives the student a good
basis from which to conduct further research into the rationale behind the
German invasion of the Soviet Union