Appeasement Cause Ww2 Essay

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World War II was a horrible time in history, possibly the worst time for the world in easily recollected memory. The whole world was involved, with people from every country and of every nationality dying. While Germany can be pegged as the main cause and starter of this horrible past, certain things helped fuel the cause of the second World War, such as the Treaty of Versailles, Appeasement and the failure of The League of Nations. The treaty of Versailles was at fault for it’s humiliation of Germany, and for causing a depression in Germany, allowing Germans to follow and listen to Hitler. Appeasement was a cause because of Britain and France seeing the Nazi party’s side of things, and because of the Munich Agreement. Failure of the …show more content…
Appeasement is by definition “to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group,person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.” Basically, appeasement is giving in to someone providing their demands are reasonable, even at the expense of others. This was a cause of world war II because of the politicians in France and Britain believing that the Treaty of Versailles was unreasonable and unfair to Germany. When they then saw Hitler 's side of things, they thought his actions were justifiable. Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister in 1939, said in a speech in 1939 “Yet I believe after my talks with Herr Hitler that, if only time were allowed, it ought to be possible for the arrangements for transferring the territory that the Czech Government has agreed to give to Germany to be settled by agreement under conditions which would assure fair treatment to the population concerned. . . .” Through appeasement, he did believe that they were avoiding a world war. People felt that giving into Hitler 's demands were the best way to avoid war, which obviously didn’t work. Thinking that the actions against Germany after the first world war were unfair was where the people went wrong, as Germany was able to start a second war after this. This was a perfect example of

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