On 30 April, when Soviet troops were within two blocks of the Reich Chancellery, Hitler, along with his girlfriend and by then wife Eva Braun committed suicide. World War II (Top) Animated map showing the sequence of events in Europe throughout World War II (Bottom) Germany and its allies at the height of Axis success, 1942 Foreign policy Further information: Diplomatic history of World War II Germany Germany's wartime foreign policy involved. Germany was particularly dependent on foreign supplies of oil, coal, and grain. According to 1939 census, 54 percent considered themselves Protestant, 40 percent Roman Catholic,.5 percent Gottgläubig (God-believing; a Nazi religious movement) and.5 percent nonreligious. The History of the German Resistance. Successive Reichsstatthalter decrees between 19bolished the existing Länder ( constituent states ) of Germany and replaced them with new administrative divisions, the Gaue, governed by nsdap leaders ( Gauleiters ). London; New York: Longman. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.