Why did the policy of appeasement fail?

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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.

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Secondly, appeasement made Hitler more confident and he became more aggressive with his demands. After his success in taking over Rhineland without any resistance Hitler started to become real confident. This led him to make demands such as the Anshluss with Austria which is completely against the Treaty of Versailles. This confidence boost made Hitler demand for more land and he even broke some of his promises such as taking over the whole of Czechoslovakia while agreeing to settle for Sudetenland. Also the demands made by Hitler made him stronger, the allies kept on agreeing to him to prevent war ...

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