History (WW2) Mind Map on WW2 HOW DID IT HAPPEN???, created by wilshere1998 on 03/12/2014.
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    1. In 1938, Germans living in the border areas of Czechoslovakia (the Sudetenland) started to demand a union with Hitler's Germany. The Czechs refused. Hitler threatened war. On 30 September, in the Munich Agreement - without asking Czechoslovakia - Britain and France gave the Sudetenland to Germany.
      1. reasons to agreeing with appeasement
        1. 1.Some British people approved of Hitler's policies. 2.The British people hoped that a strong Germany would stop the growth of Communist Russia. 3.Many people felt that events in Europe were not Britain's business. 4.Many British people wanted peace. 5.Many British people agreed with Hitler that the Treaty of Versailles was unfair.
        2. results of appeasement
          1. 1.let Hitler grow stronger. 2.gave Britain time to re-arm. 3.humiliated Britain – no country in central Europe ever trusted Britain again. 4.abandoned millions of people to the Nazis. 5.caused the war, by encouraging Hitler to think he could do anything. 6.gave Britain the morale high ground – when war came, Britons knew they had done everything possible to keep the peace. 7.would never have stopped Hitler, who was determined to go to war. 8.was a fine attempt to prevent the deaths of millions of people in a war.
        3. End of APPEASEMENT
          1. Invasion of Czechoslovakia on March 1939.
            1. What it showed and proved
              1. It proved that Hitler had been lying at Munich. It showed that Hitler was not just interested in a 'Greater Germany' (the Czechs were not Germans). On 17th March, Chamberlain gave a speech saying that he could not trust Hitler not to invade other countries. On 31st March, Chamberlain guaranteed to defend Poland if Germany invaded.
            2. What made Chamberlain abandon APPEASEMENT?
              1. Things happening in Europe
                1. 1. November 1938: Kristallnacht - attacks on the Jews in Germany. 2.March 1939: Czechoslovakia - Hitler invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia. 3.May 1939: Pact of Steel: an alliance was formed between Germany and Italy to help each other in times of war.
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