Why did Hitler invade Russia and attack Stalingrad?
Hitler broke Germany and the Soviet Union's Non-Aggression Pact when he attacked Stalingrad. One of the things that encouraged Hitler to do this was that Stalin wanted a greater Russian influence in Eastern Europe. Hitler didn't want this. Another one of Hitler's main reasons for invading Russia was for the oil resources in Caucasus. On a more personal level, Hitler hated Stalin. Among other things, their political views differed greatly. Hitler was very right-wing, a fascist, and Stalin was very left-wing, a communist. Hitler wanted to take Russia because some of the founders of communism were Jewish and because he was so right-wing. Hitler also attacked Russia for military reasons. Hitler didn't want Russia behind him when he went on to conquer other places.