The remilitarisation of the Rhineland

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On 7 March 1936 German soldiers marched into the Rhineland. This was against the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact, which the German government had willingly signed in 1925. Hitler followed up the remilitarisation with promises that Germany would sign a 25-year non-agression pact and had no further territorial ambitions in Europe. Britain and France and the League of Nations should have acted against Germany. All that happened was that German actions was condemned by the League but, when a vote was cast, only Soviet Russia voted in favour of imposing sanctions on Germany.

Why was there no actions against Hitler?

Hitler had chosen his moment carefully. Britain and France were more concerned about Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia. The French government was divided and not prepared to…




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