Anglo-French Appeasement Wednesday, March 16, 2011 The main question from this was the defense of Czechoslovakia against German aggression The French politicians heard along a lot of problems from the military experts The French wouldn’t have any service to send to Czechoslovakia It was the senior diplomat at this meeting that made the biggest statement “France can only react to events, she cannot take the initiative” In the opinion of Frances foreign policy bureaucrat, France was no longer a great power How had French paralysis, the energy of the nation come about? It was the immediate problems that especially explained French weakness in the later 1930s Germany was increasingly in demographic decline It was dwarfed by the growing population of the German nation The French were the first people to take on contraception The growth of their population slowed dramatically In the same period, the less romantic German nation were reproducing much higher
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