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Reading 13.1, Chamberlain is clearly worried about entering a war to protect another nation. I feel seeing what happened to his native country entering world war one to protect France, and living with the repercussions of it, chamberlain did not want to make the same mistake as the past. "However much we sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbour, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account."(Chamberlain 172) This quote screams to me that chamberlain is trying to stay neutral. Reading 13.2, Bene's statement on the Munich agreement is eerily fortune telling. It is almost as if he can see the future, and knows exactly what will happen in the next decade. Bene starts off his statement speaking about the balance of powers in Europe and
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Unformatted text preview: that they are beginning to turn around. He states that the turn is now at a disadvantage for the Czech Republic and its allies. Later in his statement, "Here (i.e., in Western Europe) they may still believe that peace was saved at Munich. But soon they will discover that the war has already begun."(Benes 35-37) He also later says that the Munich agreement only made future war inevitable, and that war will happen in less than one year after writing his statements. Sadly He finally writes that Poland will be the first to suffer. This is for Beck has been helping Hitler, but is blind to helping Hitler betraying Western Europe and conquering. Chamberlain, Neville. In Search of Peace. London: Putnam and Sons, 1939, pp. 172, 175-76. Benes, Edward. My Country. New York: Czech American National Alliance, 1944, pp.35-37....
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  • Spring '08
  • World War II, Czechoslovakia, Munich Agreement

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