عنوان مقاله [English]
The historical link between the classical geopolitics (especially the German Geopolitik) and Nazi Germany led to its decline for decades, so after the second world war, it was excluded entirely from academia. This paper aims to study the relationship between geopolitics and the Nazis to find the Haushofer's influence on Hitler and Nazi Germany's foreign policy as well as the scientific justification of Territorial expansionism in Nazi Germany through a descriptive-analytical approach. The findings of this study show that Haushofer played a vital role in the development of concepts leading to World War II from The Anti Comintern Pact between Germany and Japan, Munich Agreement between Nazi Germany and the United Kingdom, the annexation of the Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia), and finally, the invasion of Poland in 1939 via developing concepts such as the living space (Lebensraum), self-sufficiency (Autarky), Dynamic Frontiers, and Pan-regions. However, The English-language publications have exaggerated about the negative impact of Geopolitics on Nazis and Haushofer's role in World War II events, For example, Haushofer had different ideas with the Nazis during the War, and the attack on the Soviet Union was contrary to his views.