Joachim von Ribbentrop in Canada, 1910–1914: A Note

  title={Joachim von Ribbentrop in Canada, 1910–1914: A Note},
  author={R. Lawson},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={821 - 832}
  • R. Lawson
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • History
  • The International History Review
the opinion of John L. Heineman, Joachim von cRibbentrop's interest for historians lies not in his impractical theories but rather in his successful struggle for power.'1 The remark points to both Ribbentrop's remarkable ascent in the Nazi hierarchy from newly minted party member in 1932 to foreign minister in 1938 and his incompetence and lack of substance. As a diplomat with no formal training in diplomacy or knowledge of international relations, Ribbentrop proved ineffectual: he repelled…