Hitler rebuilt the German military then invaded Rhineland, a region the ToV forbade. In 1938 Hitler forced the Austrian chancellor to put the Nazis in power. When the chancellor refused, Hitler sent the German army into Austria and imprisoned the critics.
Hitler demanded the Sudetenland, which was the western portion of Czechoslovakia that was mostly inhabited by Germans. Hitler and Nazi propaganda leader Josef Goebbels fabricated stories of atrocities against Germans living in the Sudetenland. Hitler ordered his troops to also occupy the Czechoslovakian provinces of Bohemia and Moravia.
In 1939 Hitler demanded Poland give him the Polish Corridor, which was land that had been taken away after World War Britain and France vowed to protect Poland’s freedom and uphold the Treaty of Versailles, even if it meant war with Nazi Germany.