What did the Germans plan to do with captured territory had they won ww1? I heard somewhere that they planned to make a puppet state out of the Russian part of Poland but I'm sceptical as surely they'd have realised that would revive Polish nationalism and hopes for an independent Poland thus compromising their control of the parts they and their Austro-Hungarian allies occupied. And what of France and Belgium? Had they won did they plan to annex any of that? Set up puppet governments? Or just demand reparations?