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With the brutal fighting of the Spanish civil war was proof of what the war would look like and it reminded everyone of WWI.c.In March Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland which was forbidden by the Versailles Treaty.i.This was now a moment for the British and French to do something but they were already aware of the axis agreement and fear of violence in Spainii.France wanted to do something but Britain wouldn’t back France.4.In 1937, everyone held a breath wondering what was coming next5.In 1938, Hitler’s native country of Austria was threatened the greatest by Hitler.a.He had failed at taking Austria because Mussolini wasn’t his friend yet, and he threatened to invade him if he did.b.By March, when he had great military, Hitler moved troops and annexed Austria making it a part of Germany.c.Just has two years earlier, the British and French thought about intervening. They had to ask themselves if Hitler threatened them yet which he hasn’t so it wasn’t worth the loss of people.d.This meant the next country for Hitler was Czechoslovakiae.The Sudetenland was given to the Czechs, but was majority German to give them a defensive boundary from Germany.f.Hitler demanded the Sudetenland be given to Germany but the Czechs had a defensive treaty with France and they had a defensive treaty with Great Britain.i.If Hitler were to invade the Czechs, then France and Great Britain would be involvedii.In the summer of 1938, they tried to negotiate a compromise between Hitler and the Czechs.B.Key People1.E. Benesa.President of Czechoslovakia.b.Had behaved well since 1919, and had functioning democracy, freedom, liberty.i.Benes was the reason for it.ii.Freely elected president2.A. Hitlera.Leader of National Socialist of Germany3.B. Mussolini
a.Fascist leader in Italy and ally to Hitler4.E. Daladiera.Prime Minister in Franceb.Spent younger years in the trenches5.N. Chamberlaina.Prime Minister of Great Britain who hasn’t served in the war.C.The Coming of War1.Chamberlain and Hitlera.Chamberlain was well aware of losses from WWI.b.He was convinced that things could be negotiatedc.As the summer went through till September, Hitler was making serious threatsd.His nerve snapped and flew to Germany to meet with Hitleri.He asked him what it would take for peaceii.Hitler outlined the Sudetenland and said if I am given this, this is my last territorial ambition in Europe and there will be peace.iii.Chamberlain flew back to Great Britain and called Franceiv.They decided the Czechs must be pressured to give Sudetenland to Hitler to save lives.e.Benes said if this means peace then ok.i.Chamberlain flew back to Germany and tells Hitler you can have the Sudetenland.ii.Hitler said it wasn’t enough and wanted more.iii.Asked for parts of Czech where there wasn’t a single Germaniv.Clear Hitler was making demands he couldn’t justifyf.Chamberlain was now convinced war would begin immediatelyi.Everyone began preparing for warii.That night he went on the radio and said how scared he was by the thought of

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