Why did the policy of appeasement fail?
The policy of appeasement was adopted by the British Prime Minister where by Neville Chamberlain agreed to all of Hitler’s demands to prevent another horror war just like World War I. He believed he was doing the best thing and he was stopping a war however, appeasement only boosted Hitler’s confidence and made him more aggressive, most importantly it made Germany stronger and finally appeasement made Britain look weak.
Firstly, the appeasement allowed Germany to gain a lot of land and build up its army. Hitler gained The Rhineland, Austria, Sudetenland, then all of Czechoslovakia and Memel. These territories were full of industry, resources and German speaking people. Resources such as precious metals and farm lands meant that Hitler could improve his army and become much stronger. Furthermore, more land meant more people to join Hitler’s Nazi army and this made them even stronger. This was the most importantly reason to the failure of appeasement because war was inevitable because Hitler’s plans to expand were obvious but, appeasement meant that now Hitler’s Luftwaffe, navy and army was stronger. This meant that when the war did start Germany were very strong and hard to defeat.