They thought appeasement could prevent another world war.
They were wrong.
Following World War I, many nations were understandably anxious to avoid another world war.
That’s why Great Britain celebrated the Munich Agreement, which gave Hitler a large section of Czechoslovakia – which hadn’t even been invited to the negotiating table, though they were the sacrificial lamb.
Appeasement seemed like the answer to the rest of the world’s prayers to avoid war.
Was it? Or had they merely kicked the can down the road a bit further? Who warned them that the Munich Agreement was likely a mistake?
What might have happened if the world had confronted Hitler earlier?
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