APPEASEMENT <ul><li>What was Appeasement? </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments FOR Appeasement </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments AGAINST Appeasement </li></ul><ul><li>Appeasement in action </li></ul>
Appeasement basically means ‘giving in to a bully’. This was done to avoid another devastating World war.
Vs Chamberlain was the Prime Minister during the time of Appeasement. He was the main person behind the policy of Appeasement. He is famous for returning from Germany with ‘peace in our time’ after making a deal with Hitler over the Munich Crisis. Churchill was the main opponent of Appeasement as he saw Hitler as an aggressive dictator that needed to stopped. He strongly believed that Appeasement was wrong, but he was eventually proved right when Hitler invaded Poland.
Arguments FOR Appeasement Britain and France were not in a position to fight Germany People wanted to avoid another war. Many saw that Stalin and Communist Russia was the REAL threat Some People actually sympathised with Hitler and Germany Gave Britain time to re-arm
Arguments AGAINST Appeasement Appeasement allowed Hitler to think that he could get away with anything. Failing top stop Hitler re-arming allowed Germany to grow stronger Millions of people were abandoned by France and Britain. Stalin became more suspicious of France and Britain.
GERMAN REARMAMENT 1933 RE-MILITARISATION OF THE RHINE LAND 1936 ANSCHLUSS: (AUSTRIA & GERMANY REUNITED) 1938 AGAINST THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES
“ I demand a small area of Czechoslovakia ….. What’s that? I can have it! Ok I change my mind, I want an even bigger area called the Sudetenland. I’ll invade if I don’t get what I want!" “ Ok, you can have the small area of Czechoslovakia….What? You want the Sudetenland or you’ll invade? Ok, but it stops at Poland! CHECHOSLOVAKIA 1938/39