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Chamberlain Article

The Chamberlain Article was an article about the Munich Conference which was held in Germany on September 28-29, 1938. With the leaders of Great Britain (Neville Chamberlain), France (Eduard Daladier), Germany (Adolf Hitler), and Italy (Benito Mussolini), Hitler demanded the possession of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia, and Chamberlain tried to talk him out of it. When Chamberlain tried talking him out of it, Hitler extended his demands. Chamberlain followed the policy of "appeasement" and decided to agree with Hitler on this issue (with hope that Hitler would not up his demands or come up with anything else he had wanted). Within five months later, Hitler broke the rules of the agreement and decided to disassemble the rest of Czechoslovakia. Hitler knew what he wanted, everyone knew what he wanted, and in the end, Hitler got what he wanted (and he really didn't need anyone's approval to proceed with what he was planning on doing).

If I were Chamberlain, I would have done some things similarly and handled some other things a little bit differently. I think that Chamberlain made the right approach to meeting Hitlers wants and needs. He decided to follow through with the idea of appeasement and hope that Hitlers demands wouldn't grow larger. But they did, and that's what made Chamberlain and Daladier look foolish to their countries, when they told their countries they had achieved "peace in our time," after the Munich Conference was held. I would have told Hitler "Listen, I am not following through with this, love me or hate me, this is not right." Honestly, Chamberlain needed to grow some cojones and stand up to what he not only thought was the right thing to do, but KNEW it was the right thing to do. When someone demands the takeover of another country for no solid nor reasonable excuse, why give in? Why let this man have everything that he wants? Because Chamberlain was scared. I would have been scared of this man also and would have wanted nothing to do with him. Nevertheless, although I might have been scared, I DEFINITELY would not have given in to Hitlers garbage.



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