Hitler and the Appeasement Policy of the 1930s Essay

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Appeasement Policy was a foreign policy that was adapted by Britain and France in the 1930’s towards Germany. Britain and France let Hitler have whatever they considered necessary to preserve peace in Europe, as they merely wanted to focus on domestic issues, such as economy and unemployment . They believed that Hitler had certain aims and that once he had achieved these, he would be satisfied. So they allowed him to re-arm, invade the Rhineland (1936), and complete the Anschluss of Austria (1938) followed by the Sudetenland. Appeasement assumed Hitler would keep his side of the bargain, however it did not. Adolf Hitler proves that he is ruthless, a risk taker, and anti-Semitist throughout the…show more content…
On September 27th, 1938 the Policy of Appeasement between Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain had been strained. Chamberlain had neither desire nor economic stance to be drawn into a costly war. He was unwilling to oppose Hitler as he had feared another “Great War” would come into effect. Furthermore he favored a policy of appeasement. Chamberlain believed Hitler was a reasonable leader and planned on giving him whatever Germany needed, so that he could be satisfied or appeased. Chamberlain believed that Hitler would keep his promises. As well Canada’s Prime Minister, Mackenzie King was also in favor of appeasement and believed that Hitler was a “sincere man who had no intention to provoke a war.” He too, agreed with Chamberlain that Hitler could soon be appeased. Mackenzie King and Neville Chamberlain had what they believed to be good reasons for supporting appeasement, however Adolf Hitler was nothing but a cruel, ruthless man that manipulated all the countries leaders as to believing that he was a sincere, reasonable leader. In 1938 Germany achieved success in annexing Austria and Northwest Czechoslovakia. Hitler’s success in united Austria was due to the appeasement policy that British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain had adapted. Afterward, just after the
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