World War 2
Why did Chamberlain appease Hitler?
There were many reasons why Chamberlain appeased Hitler, but here are the main ones:
- The British people wanted peace - they would not have supported a war in 1938.
- Many of Hitler's complaints appeared reasonable at the time - especially about the Treaty of Versailles.
- Chamberlain wanted a strong Germany to serve as a barrier against expansion by communist Russia.
- Britain's armed forces were not ready for a war, and they could not have helped Czechoslovakia anyway.
- Many people admired Hitler. In 1938, the American magazine 'Time' declared him 'Man of the Year'.
- Chamberlain remembered the slaughter of the First World War; he thought another war would destroy civilization.
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How did Hitler gain control of the Sudetenland in 1938?
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Was chamberlain right to appease Hitler?
Neville Chamberlain was both right and wrong to appease Hitler. He was right to keep Hitler from getting hyper angry and coming after England if he did not get the Sudetenland. He was wrong because if he had stood his ground to hold up the terms of the Versailles Treaty he would have maintained the integrity of the Treaty and his own integrity. It really did not matter what anyone did. Hitler was going to do whatever he wanted so really it is a moot point.
Why did Neville Chamberlain the Prime Minister meet with Hitler?
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Why did England want a new stronger prime minister in World War 2?
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Why did chamberlain agree to hitlers demands?
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Why did England give in to Hitler?
"You seriously need to check your history. England (Britain in fact, not just England) NEVER gave in to Hitler." Actually, I think the problem here is the way the person worded the question. It is indeed correct to say England did not "give in" (as in surrender), but many people felt that Neville Chamberlain, whose policy as prime minister was to appease Hitler, gave in to him. Chamberlain truly believed that he could bargain with Hitler and that Hitler would compromise. Hitler, of course, had NO intention to compromise, and when Chamberlain came back home to England claiming he had basically prevented a war, and that there would be "peace in our time," he found out all too soon that Hitler had no intention of compromising, nor did he want peace. Chamberlain's serious mistake was trying to appease Hitler, and as I said, many people saw that as "giving in" to him.
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What event after the Munich Conference showed that appeasement did not work?
How did Neville Chamberlain get involved when Hitler tried to take over the Sudetenland?
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What happened between Hitler and chamberlain in 1938?
Who was the british prime minister who wanted to appease hitler?
Neville Chamberlain . Neville Chamberlain, although it should be stated that he didn't WANT to appease Hitler, he was just desperate to avoid another apocalyptic European war. He remembered the holocaust of World War 1, and did not want to see Britain dragged into such a conflict again. He thus tried to contain Hitler's activities as best he could by getting him to sign the Munich Agreement of 1938, in which Hitler pledged not to invade any further nations after having annexed Austria and Czechoslovakia (most Austrians were Nazi's themselves in any case, and WELCOMED Hitler's invasion). But Hitler broke his promise, and invaded Poland at the begining of September 1939, forcing Chamberlain to declare war on Germany on 3rd September.
Is chamberlain from Britain or Germany?
How did appeasement lead to the outbreak of war?
Throughout history, when one side decides to appease the other side, it can be risky. For example, many historians believe British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's efforts to appease Adolph Hitler, by allowing the take over of Poland, not only did not prevent war-- it made the situation worse, by giving Hitler the idea that Chamberlain was a pushover. There is always a debate about whether to be "tough" or whether to compromise. In some cases, compromise can work, but in the case of Chamberlain versus Hitler, compromise (by appeasing him, in the hope that he would not seize additional territory) proved to be a disaster.
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Who was the british prime minster at start of the war?
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The British and French policy of appeasement meant what?
The policy of appeasement by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and the French President maintained the idea that if they appease Hitler he would leave them alone. They had no clue how obsessive and evil Hitler really was. They had no idea about his Final Solution and genocide and killing of other innocent people he did not like.