Was the policy of appeasement justified?

Authors Avatar by tigeratergmailcom (student)
Was the policy of appeasement justified? 500 words. Appeasement was a policy utilised most famously by Great Britain from 1936-1938 against Germany. Appeasement is a diplomatic policy of making political or material concessions to a power in order to avoid a threatened conflict. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain used this towards Nazi Germany. One one hand, Europe was still recovering from the Great Depression. By delaying Hitler from causing war, or stopping him altogether, Chamberlain could focus money on increasing social welfare rather than on the military, thus
Join now!
decreasing the amount of unemployed people. People were also converting to Pacifism- they would welcome anything as long as another war didn’t break out, as they still had the thoughts of the First World War in their head. Britain's Empire was also another concern. It had come under threat from Japan in the east, and there were talks of rebellion in the Middle East. Thus 20,000 soldiers had to be diverted there in 1938. Countries under Britain’s rule, such as Canada and South Africa, said that they would not go to war in favour of Britain in case of war ...

This is a preview of the whole essay