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THE POSITION OF THE GREAT POWERS IN
THE MID 1930s

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1. What dilemmas did Britain and France face in the mid 1930s?
The dilemma of how to deal with the deterioration of the international situation
Neither possessed sufficient economic or military strength to assert their
influence decisively…

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Felt it best to adopt pragmatic and flexible approaches to problems as they
emerged
Avoided commitment with central and southeastern European countries
Winning over enemies with realistic and reasonable policies
`Commitment to international morality'
Chamberlain's 1937 `balance of risks'
Too firm a commitment in one part of the globe might…

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10. Why were both Britain and France in a weak position in the 1930s?
Their policy of appeasement required a level of strength that France and
Britain did not have, therefore it would be hard to take a stand against
Germany
They had been weakened by the war (especially France)…

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14. Why did the Soviets not move closer to Britain and France in the mid 1930s?

Despite seeing Germany and Japan as the greatest threat, Soviet leaders did
not draw closer to Britain and France partly from fear of alienating Germany
and Japan still further (partly from a belief that…

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