A universal idea that exists in every country on earth is parents do not want to see harm come to their children. Parents the world over tell their children that if you can talk your way out of a fight that it is a good thing. Mothers feel that it is better for your pride and your honor to suffer than for your body to suffer broken teeth and broken bones. Some kids grow into adolescence spouting the saying that “I am a lover, not a fighter”; when in fact they are neither. Our textbook author, Spielvogel, states, “Ignoring the regimes’s domestic use of brutal force and Hitler’s own words in Mein Kampf , many Europeans still wanted to believe Hitler’s own protestations that he wanted only peace. They would continue to do so until war was upon them”.1. As the Führer continued to pursue his policy of Lebensraum in central Europe the British and French became increasingly alarmed. In September of 1938 the Munich Conference was suggested by Mussolini to defuse the crisis. Spielvogel states, “Upon his return to Britain, Chamberlain made the infamous boast that the Munich agreement meant “peace in our times,” since Hitler had promised him that this was his last demand and that all future problems could be settled by talks”.2. We all want what is best for the secuirty of our homeland. Neville Chamberlain truly felt in his heart and mind that what he was doing was the best course of action for Great Britain. Obviously his mother, Florence Kenrick, had raised him well. It is noteworthy to state that Chamberlain could not countenance the invasion of Poland and led the British government for the first eight months of WWII. WWII was a result and an unintended consequence of the Munich Conference.
- Jackson Spielvogel and David Redles, Hitler and Nazi Germany, A History, (Boston, Pearson, 2010), 193. 2. Ibid. 197. 3. https.//www.google.com/search.appeasement.350X200 intriguing–history.com