Why Chamberlain Appeased Hitler –
19 Essay Ideas
Many Conservatives liked and supported Hitler’s strong, right-wing
Britain’s small army was too weak to go to war in 1938; needed time to
Many Britons saw Hitler as a defence against Russian Communism.
critical factor? Chamberlain
was not a dictator with the right to start a war if he pleased.
He could not go to war without the support of the people – and
until 1939 most people wanted peace, almost at any price.
could not defend her empire AND fight a war in Europe.
not want war; and Britain could not fight Germany alone.
that Germans in the Sudetenland and Poland were being mistreated.
Party wanted to spend on housing and social care, not re-armament.
Ist World War
& many others remembered the slaughter of the First World War.
of Versailles was unfair and Hitler’s Six Steps all seemed
countries were conscripting to reduce unemployment.