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The Nazi race policies were influenced by Darwin's theory and publications. Hitler believed that the human gene pool could be improved by using selective breeding similar to how farmers breed superior cattle strains. In the formulation of their racial policies, Hitler's government relied heavily upon Darwinism. As a result, a central policy of Hitler's administration was the development and implementation of policies designed to protect "the soupier race". This required at the vary least preventing "the inferior race" mixing with those judged soupier, in order to reduce contamination of the latter's gene pool. The "the soupier race" belief was based on the theory of group inequality within each species, a major presumption and requirement of Darwin's original "survival of the fittest" theory. This philosophy culminated in the "final solution", extermination of approximately six million Jews and four million other people who belonged to what German scientists judged as "inferior races" and their need for "expansion and living place".

Tobach E. Edwards, author of, "The Four Horsemen: Racism, Sexism,

Militarism and Social Darwinism" explains, in depth, Darwin's notion that evolutionary progress occurs mainly as a result of elimination of the week in a struggle for survival. Darwinism justified and encouraged the Nazi views on both race and war. The Nazis believed that instead of permitting natural forces and chance to control evolution, they must direct the process to advance the human race. Hitler's objective was to produce a "master race" of Germans called Aryans. For him to achieve this goal, he wanted to isolate the "inferior races" to prevent them from contaminating the "Aryan" gene pool. The public supported the Nazis beliefs because; they were simply applying facts, proven scientifically by Darwin's theory, to produce a soupier race as part of a better world. The support of the German public and...