The Policy Of Appeasement Was Responsible For The Severity Of The World War

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The passive approach of the policy of appeasement was responsible for the severity of the World War. Hitler’s expansionist ideologies of lebensraum made war inevitable, however the appeasement was unnecessary since Germany did not have the military strength to oppose Britain and France. The appeasement policy allowed the formation of the ‘Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression’ Pact, which undermined Brittan and France’s reliance of Soviet intervention. The League of Nations was intended to resolve international disputes peacefully, however its concept of appeasement demonstrated its place as a ‘toothless tiger’ in events such as the invasion of Manchuria (1931.) The appeasement policy allowed for the testing of technology in the Spanish Civil war (1936), which strengthened Germany to the point war was inevitable. The appeasement Policy was perceived as Brittan and France’s submission to Germany’s aggressive policy to achieve ‘peace at any price.’ The Appeasement policy was implemented at a time that Germany was militarily inefficient, showing that Brittan and France could have prevented the remilitarization of the Rhineland (1936.) Ultimately, the policy of the appeasement was responsible for the outbreak of the war as it had not dealt with Germany’s aggressive policies, but treated it with passive disregard. –t The application of the appeasement policy was perceived as Brittan and France’s submission to Germany’s aggressive policy to achieve ‘peace at any price,’ causing the outbreak of war. The appeasement allowed fascist countries to take advantage of their pacifist intentions as demonstrated the failure of the League of Nations. The League of Nations was intended to resolve international disputes peacefully, however its concept of appea... ... middle of paper ... ...unich conference permitted German annexation of the Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia without the nation’s consent. Clearly, Neville Chamberlain retained idealistic intentions of personal diplomacy and the resentment caused by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) could have been overcome through discussion. However, it was clear that the appeasement had caused to outbreak of war as according to Winston Churchill, Germany was like a boa constrictor in terms that it would continue to pursue lebensraum despite of the appeasement. Hence, the iconic moment in which Churchill delivered false hope to Brittan from the conference with a ‘scrap of paper,’ was ironically met with the invasion of Poland months later. Thus, the appeasement policy was a prime factor in the outbreak of war as it nurtured Hitler’s expansionist intentions through the surrender of the Sudetenland.

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