Obviously, at the most basic, he: -Wanted to 'bring Germany back to her former glory' and avenge Germany of the humiliation and degradation he and many other Germans felt they had borne with the Treaty of Versailles. -Wanted to establish a Third, Lasting Reich. -Wanted to rid Germany of all Jews. But what were his larger goals? How did conquering Poland and the other countries he conquered achieve the goal of avenging Germany? What did the Nazi Empire, as he envisioned it, look like--Where would he have stopped, what borders would his Third Reich have had? What I mean is, if there had not been a WWII (as in, Britain declaring war on Germany and so on) and his domination of European countries been allowed to continue, where would he have stopped--What did his ideal Third Reich look like in terms of the countries it'd contain? Did he simply want to dominate the world as some claim? Did he want to conquer Britain? If not for Britain, the US and the USSR being engaged in war with him, do you think the alliance between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan would've endured--or would they have eventually fought each other--Were each of those three nations' goals conflicting in any long term way? I've heard Hitler had a great respect for Britain and that he actually never wanted to go to war with them, that he wanted to be allied with them ideally to eventually fight against the USSR--Is this true, if so, why didn't Britain (who were also anti-Communist) ever consider allying with Germany to take on the USSR? And how did he view the US prior to us entering WWII?