FAN AND MEDAL
Our strength lies in our quickness and in our brutality; Genghis Khan has sent millions of women and children into death knowingly and with a light heart. History sees in him only the great founder of States. As to what the weak Western European civilisation asserts about me, that is of no account. I have given the command and I shall shoot everyone who utters one word of criticism, for the goal to be obtained in the war is not that of reaching certain lines but of physically demolishing the opponent.
—Adolf Hitler, "Obersalzberg Speech" 1939
Question: How does the document relate to German intentions in Europe during World War II?
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Hitler essentially says it right at the start -- that their "strength" likes in their "quickness and brutality" and brings up Genghis Khan as an example (and as exemplified via the blitzkrieg against Poland in the same year). He also goes on to say that he won't stop until he physically demolishes his opponents. One can safely assume that he means ANY opponent facing him right now or later whether that would be France in 1940, or the Soviet Union in 1941. It's also clear that he feels the West is weak and that he's more than willing to crush anyone in his way, domestically or internationally.
So Germany's intentions are pretty clear from this speech -- they won't stop until everyone in their way is smashed to pieces.