Big business dominated the Third Republic. This was because most people in Britain at that time were still sympathetic towards Germany and thought that the Treaty of Versailles was unfair and too harsh and that Germany had a right to be treated as a great power. Without the blockade by the western nations, German would likely have 'emigrated' the Jews from Europe instead of creating the holocaust. Conclusion From this it is obvious that Low is trying to make a point- that Hitler is going to claim the rest of the countries in only a matter of time, and that some action should be taken. Hitler summoned Schuschnigg to in February and demanded, with the threat of military action, that he release imprisoned Austrian Nazis and allow them to participate in the government.
Thousands of innocent people died from either the bomb's blast or the after effects. He proposed a non-aggression pact with the Western powers. However, the economic depression of 1930 led to the development of aggressive forces which destroyed French confidence and prepared the ground for a policy of appeasement which was followed by France after 1932. This also links to the calculations made by the military experts as Britain knew that if they did not rearm then many civilians would die in air raids. Another aim of British policy of appeasement was to maintain the balance of power in international politics although ultimately it ended in a complete destruction of that balance. The League persuaded both sides to seek a settlement under the but Italy continued troop movements and Abyssinia appealed to the League again. The Non-intervention Committee was reduced to a farce.
However, even after attempts of persuasion, Stalin declined their offer as he feared he was being drawn into a war with Germany. However, Stalin refused to oblige. From 1938 onwards, she ceased to be a major force in European diplomacy and merely followed Britain. This type of enslavement was fueled by differences in skin color, social customs… 651 Words 3 Pages with. Was the policy of appeasement justified? Laval was the successor of Barthou and he proved himself to be a misfit.
Furthermore there was the Great Depression that put many countries into a position, where they simply couldn't afford a war. Germany, Italy and Japan took advantage of the Russophobia in Britain and carried on their aggressive activities successfully. The desire to show the world how powerful Italy was became the prime motivation of Benito Mussolini. V - Poland included territory that had been part of Germany prior to 1919, such as West Prussia - The Polish Corridor separated East Prussia from the main bulk of German territory - Danzig, located in the Polish Corridor, was mainly populated by Germans Britain and France wanted to create a grand eastern alliance against Germany. More recently, however, historians have questioned the accuracy of this simple distinction between appeasers and anti-appeasers. He got the Neutrality Legislation amended and applied the same to civil strifes also. He put pressure on Czechoslovakia not to be recalcitrant and accept the Sudeten demand so that Germany may not attack Czechoslovakia.
An official mission under the leadership of Sir Fredrick Lieth-Ross was sent to Tokyo to conciliate Japan. France pursued the policy of supporting the League of Nations and making it a strong international organisation so that it could serve as a regulator of German power in Europe. On the other hand the appeasement was not justified. In the case of Italian aggression in Abyssinia, the American President declared that a state of war existed between Italy and Abyssinia and the export of American arms and ammunitions to both Italy and Abyssinia was illegal and the Americans would in future travel on belligerent ships at their own risk. We can see from these moves and his various letters that Hitler was gradually building his strength towards a confrontation with Stalinist Russia, and had no aggressive plans against the western nations. Appeasement with Germany happened five times in the 1930s.
This explains why there was a need to appease the Germans. Hugh Christie tells us this as he tells us that Goering wants a 'free hand in Eastern Europe' and Britain firmly believed at the time that this was all Germany wanted. As a matter of fact, instead of appeasing Italy, it aroused her suspicion and pushed her more and more into the arms of Germany. Many people both today and at the time including Winston Churchill opposed Appeasement saying that it was weak but some contemporaries and some modern day historians believed it was the right thing to do. For example, one of the 1063 words - 5 pages war and their military weakness.
Some historians say that the appeasement wasn't justified and that Chamberlain was a weak person while of the other hand some say that Chamberlain didn't have any other chose. The agreement gave Hitler parts of Czechoslovakia and was actually a very popular proposal with the public. For illustration the British signed the Anglo-German Naval Agreement in 1935. Ideology and british appeasement in the 1930s. This meant that many people wanted to have a negotiated peace because Britain was not ready for war. It was declared that if Czechoslovakia was invaded, France would honour the obligations of an alliance and Britain and Russia would support France. Consequently Britain could not rely on its military as a deterrent against a threat from Germany and so need to adopt a policy of appeasement.
However, the rise of Hitler dampened the enthusiasm of the Austrian government for such a plan. France merely protested although the German action was a clear violation of the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact. President and British Prime Minister also cited Churchill's warnings about German rearmament to justify their action in the run-up to the. Remembering the First World War. On 6 December 1938, Bonnet signed with Ribbentrop the Franco-German Declaration of Friendship. Italy occupied Albania on 7 April 1939.
However if Chamberlain had perhaps realised that Appeasement was in fact aiding Hitler, he perhaps would have not followed the Policy entirely. It was influential and widely read. To a certain extent all these were not very fair to Germany. Austria became the German province of , with Seyss-Inquart as governor. The League declared Italy to be the aggressor and imposed sanctions, but coal and oil were not included; blocking these, it was thought, would provoke war. If appeasement was not to be made, these self-governed dominions' would not support Britain if war would come to Czechoslovakia.
Historians such as , and have confirmed the claim, and also noted the links between and the pro-appeasement. This was shown as military spending was reduced twice, in 1919 and 1928, and this meant that Britain would not be able to withstand a potential large scale war against Germany, as this would have large economic and social impacts, and that this causes this factor to be the most important, as the impacts would be larger and more widespread than for the other factors Also, as Britain wanted to protect their empire, I believe that appeasement was a justified way to do this, as Britain at the time believed that by giving Germany some countries in Central Europe, Germany would not extend their territorial desires elsewhere, and this would allow Britain to keep its empire. Some Conservatives abstained in the vote. To kill the weed before it grew? There was a fear that his defeat may result in a revolution m Italy which was likely to have incalculable repercussions on the social order throughout Central Europe and might have started insurrections in the whole of the colonial world. In August 1937, the Japanese inflicted physical injuries on the person of Sir Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull-Hughesson, the British Ambassador but the British Government did not take any action.