1938 - The year Britain had a new prime minister - Neville Chamberlain. Neville Chamberlain had faced the gruesomeness and chaos of World War 1, while having violent experiences himself.
That having been said, had empowered Chamberlain. He was irrevocably determined to make sure that a repetition of World War 1 would not occur once more. In 1938, he stated: 'When I think of those four terrible years of the First World War, and I think of the seven million young men who were killed, and the thirteen million who were maimed and mutilated, I feel it is my every duty to strain every nerve to avoid a repetition of the First World War.'
Chamberlain had to do something to make sure Hitler would not start another war, which was highly likely (which of course, as we all know, happened).
Therefore, Chamberlain decided to follow an appeasement policy towards. Give him what Hitler what he wants, in hopes of having him satisfied and stop making even more demands. That was exactly Chamberlain’s thoughts when he had to deal with Hitler’s demands in 1938.
But then the opposite occurred. The appeasement policy gave Hitler the idea that he could do whatever he pleased. So Hitler started demanding Sudetenland. It looked like another was definitely bound to happen.
Chamberlain panicked. He couldn’t let the war happen. He couldn’t. Chamberlain arranged a last-minute meeting with Hitler in Munich, Germany.
It something went wrong, another war could happen, flushing several nations and alliances into sheer doom.And who knows how long the war would last? Anything could happen at that present moment of time.
Everyone held their breath.
The meeting ended. The leaders walked out of the room; Chamberlain walking out with the agreement. The Munich Agreement. The Munich Agreement states that Hitler could regain Sudetenland as long as he stopped demanding territory. Chamberlain arrived in London the very next day, waving the paper which had Hitler’s signature in his hand as the crowd roared and cheered his welcome.
But that wasn’t the end of it. With Hitler, a war was bound to happen.