Presentation on theme: "Hitler’s Appeasement By Amy S. What were Hitler's demands? First demands were about Austria and Czechoslovakia; wanted to unite these German speaking."— Presentation transcript:
What were Hitler's demands? First demands were about Austria and Czechoslovakia; wanted to unite these German speaking countries Goal was to make nazism the form of government after annexing Austria.
More Demands… Hitler announced German claims to the Sudetenland (area in Czechoslovakia) Austria was a German speaking country so France and Britain thought it was acceptable that he annexed it. However the Sudetenland had many different cultures and languages in it. This led to the Munich Crisis…
The Munich Crisis Czechs resisted Germany's attempt to annex them. France and Soviet Union threatened to attack Germany. Prime minister Neville chamberlain promised to assist France. Representatives from U.S.S.R, France, Britain, Italy and Germany met in Munich to decide Czechoslovakia's fate. Britain and France agreed to Hitler’s demands.; Became known as Appeasement.
Who were the politicians That Agreed To The Appeasement? Neville Chamberlain: became prime minister to Britain in 1937 Conservative government associated with foreign policy- appeasement Agreed to appeasement
More politicians involved… Edward Daladier represented France. Became prime minister of France in January, 1933. Supported appeasement
Why Did Countries Give In To His Demands? Churchill wanted to avoid war so he thought appeasement would ensure peace. France and Britain had there own private affairs and couldn’t deal with Hitler; Appeasement was the easiest option. Churchill thought the Versailles treaty was to harsh on Germany and sympathized with Hitler.
More reasons for giving in to demands… Churchill thought that it was reasonable that German speaking countries should be united. Churchill and Daladier both believed that if Hitler got what he wanted he would eventually stop.
Why Did Hitler Make His Demands? At the end of WWI the Versailles treaty was written by the “Great Powers” Britain, France, U.S. Italy Hitler viewed the treaty to be to harsh; Germany was forced to take troops out of neighboring countries such as France and Poland. Unable to build up military. Germany also had to pay heavy war reparations.
Hitler’s demands part II Hitler also viewed the Germans to be of superior race; all German speaking countries should be united. Blonde hair, blue eyes= the perfect race (known as the Aryan race.
Why Was Appeasement A Bad Idea? The point of appeasement was to maintain peace. Peace would have been hard to maintain because once Hitler gained some land he would automatically want more. If Britain and France opposed Hitler from the beginning, another WW might not have occurred.
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