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Hitler and the Munich Agreement. The Munich Agreement was the final policy of appeasement that showed Hitler he could take over Europe.
Question 4: The Munich Agreement In the 1920s and 1930s, Adolf Hitler began his rise to power. Intent on making Germany become a major national power, Hitler had to overcome the terms that limited Germany's power in the Treaty of Versailles. Knowing that he could not overcome them through negotiation, Hitler deviously and subtly began to violate the terms of the Treaty of Versailles to restore Germany's glory. One of the most effective ways Hitler achieved this was by utilizing the antiwar sentiments of the other nations of Europe; countries such as Great Britain and France were devastated by World War 1 and would try to avoid another war at any cost. In 1938, Hitler made an aggressive claim to the Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia. Leaders from Germany, France, Italy, and Great Britain met in Munich to discuss Hitler's radical claim, and the Munich Agreement was the result of this conference. As Churchill stated, the Munich Agreement was "a disaster of the first magnitude" (Source D); through the policy of appeasement, the nations of Europe helped Hitler succeed in his quest for dominance, further increasing German ambition and paving the road for World War 2. Fearful of starting another war, Great Britain and the other nations of Western Europe engaged in the policy of appeasement. Appeasement is when one nation pacifies another by giving in to the other one's
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A hoof smashed through an old rotten log in the roughage of the forest floor. The large black horse was galloping at a tremendous rate
Mon A hoof smashed through an old rotten log in the roughage of the forest floor. The large black horse was galloping at a tremendous rate almost in a hurry to reach its final destination. The rider and horse were draped in all black and even though the rider was quite timid in physical appearance he had almost a great power in his aura. Even though the rider was travelling at such a great speed it was what seemed like hours before he reached his final destination. The rider dismounted with an air of caution and lifted his hood from around his face. He was a young man but with experiences beyond his years. In front of the rider was a large clearing in the dismal symmetrical forestry everywhere else. In the centre was a large willow with no leaves and a blackened bark. "So here it is, the oracle, the tree of mon". "AKIRA, AKIRA. Wake up lazy" nana was at the door of the room looking across at Akira as he slowly but eventually came round and woke up. "By the way Akira, the oracle seeks conference with you". He jolted looking both anxious and compelled "but why nana" but she only repeated "He seeks conference with you" and hastily left the room. Akira hurried to get dressed and hastily left the house. Round the back he found Pandora, his horse, which he quickly saddled and rode toward the forest and within minutes he was bowed before the willow in the great clearing. "Mighty
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