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To what extent did the Munich Conference contribute to the outbreak of World War 2?

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´╗┐To what extent did the Munich Conference contribute to the outbreak of World War Two? 1. PLAN OF INVESTIGATION On 30 September 1938, the Munich Conference took place. Neville Chamberlain- British Prime Minister and Adolf Hitler- Nazi leader in the 1930s, agreed on the annexation of Sudetenland-Czechoslovakia. The research question is: To what extent did the Munich Conference contribute to the outbreak of World War Two? This investigation will assess the aims and motives of Britain and Germany?s leaders at the Munich Conference. This investigation will discuss the results of the Munich Conference and how the Munich Conference initiated World War Two. Sources including magazine articles, newspaper articles, books and online database such as magazine article: ?Munich Agreement Is Signed: September 30th, 1938? by Bartlett, J. W and the book ?Neville Chamberlain, appeasement and the British road to war? by Frank McDonough will be analysed to figure out their origin, purpose, value, limitation, thus analyse how Munich Conference contributed to the outbreak of 2nd World War. Word count: 147 1. SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE: Here is a summary of evidence that suggests the Munich Conference contributed to the Second World War. ...read more.

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As there were no clues of the reactions of the world citizens, it is hard to know whether they support the Munich Conference or not, and how significance the role of Munich Conference was in contributing to the outbreak of World War 2. ?Neville Chamberlain, appeasement and the British road to war? by Frank McDonough This book was written way after the Munich Conference took place. There are orthodox and revisionist?s points of views on one same issue. The origin of this book is that the writer ? Frank McDonough- presents both primary and secondary sources of the Munich Conference as well as the policy of Appeasement, after the war finished for such a long time. The purpose of this book is to evaluate and analyse the views of orthodox and revisionist views on how the Munich Conference and the policy of Appeasement contributed to the outbreak of war. The value of this source is that there are controversial viewpoints to illustrate a vast range of opinions of both the orthodox and revisionist historians, thus showing how the public view the Munich Conference and its contribution to the outbreak of war. ...read more.

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Word count: 642 1. CONCLUSION: Hitler?s invasion of Poland (September 1st 1939) initiated the Second World War. By setting up the Munich Conference, Chamberlain?s aim was to save the world peace, even if this meant selling out the country of Czechoslovakia. However, its aim for peace was not achievable as the Munich Conference finally could not prevent a war. The Munich Conference allowed Hitler to take whatever he wanted without any interference of other nations in order to achieve ?Volksdeustche? (Bankier). After the success of conquering Sudetenland, Hitler?s continuing wants for lands led him to march to the non-German part of Czechoslovakia and to invade Poland. Hitler?s attack on Poland was a misinterpretation because Hitler believed that the policy of Appeasement could still be pursued, and he would still be appeased by Britain for the purpose of peace protecting. The incident of Chamberlain?s promise to defend Poland, and Britain and France?s declaration of war on Germany in 1939 were unexpected by Hitler. Therefore, the Munich Conference built up in Hitler a misconception that he could get whatever he wanted without being stopped by Britain. The Munich Conference led to the 2nd World War to a large extent. Word count: 192 1. ...read more.

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