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Explain why the policy of appeasement helped Hitler to carry out his aims in foreign policy in the period 1936-1939

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´╗┐Explain why the policy of appeasement helped Hitler to carry out his aims in foreign policy in the period 1936-1939 In the period 1936-1939 Hitler gambled with the chances of carrying out his foreign policy, such as taking over Austria in an Anschluss agreement, as well as the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. Britain and France responded to Hitler?s actions with the policy of appeasement, allowing Germany to gain what they wanted in order for peace. The main reason Hitler?s foreign policy aims could be carried out was due to the fact that the policy of appeasement encouraged Hitler to aim for bigger risks each time Britain responded with appeasement, allowing Hitler what he wanted as long as nothing else was done. ...read more.

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Encouraging Hitler to be aggressive lead to the growth of Germany, up to the point where Britain and France would not have military advantage over Germany if they needed to take action. Germany?s demands were not only to recover the ground they had lost in the Treaty of Versailles, but appeasement was also allowing Germany to remilitarise and have a stronger army, and this is shown by many of Hitler?s policies such as rebuilding the Luftwaffe air force, which was against the Treaty of Versailles. The policy of appeasement lead to Britain and France being weak compared to Germany, and because Germany was growing into a stronger nation this helped Hitler carry out his foreign policy as Germany?s influence grew. ...read more.

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This is shown by the fact that Hitler often went back on many of his promises which we agreed on due to the policy of appeasement. The policy of appeasement allowed Hitler to expand German territory, and make bigger demands due to the fact that appeasement allowed the growth of Germany, increasing its significance after WWI. Appeasement meant that Hitler was able to gamble on his actions and encouraged him to demand more. However the most important reason for appeasement allowing Hitler to carry out his actions was that it encouraged Hitler to take bigger risks, and often gain what he wanted. ...read more.

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