chapter  18
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We have already seen how, by its own inexorable dynamics, Nazism was constantly driven in search of new conquest and power, or to put it in a more material form, how growing unrest and opposition within the Reich spurred the regime’s efforts for a series of spectacular successes in the foreign field. Reciprocally, it might be said that Hitler, once embarked upon Machtpolitik, had to pay for each of his triumphs abroad by growing unrest and opposition within the Reich. This had two causes: growing fear of war, resulting from the appalling risks Hitler faced with each new coup, and the ever-growing armament and fortification which forced increasing sacrifices from the people.