Britain And Appeasement - AS History

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Aug 1914 ­ Nov 1918 The cost of WW1 to Britain - $35,334,012,000 (highest of all the allied powers)
and 994,138 British people died.
April 1919 Treaty of Versailles ­ Germany had to accept the blame for starting the war (Clause 231)
and pay £6,600 million in reparations.…

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1925 Geneva Protocol rejected
Sep 1925 Locarno Pact ­ secured Germany's western borders but not its eastern borders. Stresemann
did state that these should not be altered by force (he wouldn't put his signature to this though).
1926 Germany joined League of Nations
27th Aug 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact ­ condemned…

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1933 The British army numbered 400,000 but 75% of these troops were deployed to protect the
1933 Defence Requirements Committee established to advise on strategy and rearmament (see
first report ­ Feb 1934)
Oct 1933 East-Fulham by-election ­ a Labour candidate, running on a policy of disarmament and

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part but one that paid off, as Britain had no intention of risking war with Germany and France's weak
caretaker government was in no position to do so either.
1936 Five Year Plan announced for rearmament by Chamberlain ­ at a cost finally estimated at £400
million over five years…

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June ­ Sep 1938 The unsuccessful Runcimann mission ­ Lord Runcimann (a veteran Liberal politician
with little diplomatic experience and a clear bias in favour of the Germans) travelled to Czechoslovakia.
The official expectation was for Runcimann to apply pressure on the Benes government to agree to
concessions. However, neither…

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10th Nov 1938 `Crystal Night'/Kristallnacht ­ a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and
Austria - Ninety-one Jews were killed, and 30,000 Jewish men (a quarter of all Jewish men in Germany)
were taken to concentration camps, where they were tortured for months, with over 2,000 of them

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3rd Sep 1939 Britain finally delivered an ultimatum to Germany at 9am. Germany made no reply and
at 11am Britain declared war. France followed at 5pm.
Sep 1939 A Gallup Poll asked Britons whether they were in favour of fighting until Hitlerism was done
away with and 89% said yes.…


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