What was the policy of appeasement in WW2? - Quora

January 1939: Chamberlain realised Hitler's promises were worthless.
31 March: Britain and France guaranteed Poland their support if German ever attacked them.
World War 2!
Hitler ignored Britain and France's promise to help Poland.
1 September, Germany attacked Poland.
3 September, 1939: Honouring their commitment to Poland, the democratic powers declared war on Germany.
Appeasement encouraged Hitler.
Had they stopped Hitler several years earlier, when the democratic powers were in a stronger position, there'd be no need for war.
To what extent was the policy of appeasement responsible for the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939?
So to what extent was this policy responsible for the outbreak of war?
On the Contrary...

End of Appeasement:
Arguments supporting Chamberlain:
Chamberlain was not a fool, but a victim of circumstances.
Attempt to ease tension in Europe.
Historian Martin Gilbert: Chamberlain didn't invent Appeasement Policy.
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The policy of Appeasement | eNotes

Appeasement is the act of giving someone what they want in order to gain support or avoid conflict.
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The Appeasement Policy | Nazi Germany | Adolf Hitler

Appeasement was a policy adopted by Britain during the 1930s. This policy developed from the growing belief that some countries, especially Germany, had been unfairly treated in the peace settlement of 1918-1919. When they began to demand aggressively that some terms in the Versailles treaty be scrapped, some people argued that this was only right. If their grievances could be settled by negotiation, it would avoid the need for the aggression. Once they were "appeased" in this way, they would act in the same way as others in foreign affairs. This policy was used in the 1930s to try to prevent both Italy and Germany from going to war to achieve their respective objectives.

The Appeasement of Germany Prior to World War 2

Some people, at the time and since, have described Appeasement as a policy of cowardice, but this is much too simple. The leaders who followed the policy believed they were overcoming real grievances and that it would help to create a settled, peaceful Europe as the causes of aggression were removed. They may have been wrong, but that does not mean that they were cowards.

Why did the policy of appeasement fail
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The Road to World War II How Appeasement Failed to Stop Hitler

Churchill was not alone in voicing concern. British Communists and those on the left wing of the Labour Party were alarmed at German militarization and aggression and demanded action against Hitler.

Appeasement – Carlcymru's History Blog

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