The Sudetenland Crisis

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What year was this crisis in?
1938
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Why does Hitler want the Sudetanland?
It has 3 million German speaking people, one of his aims is to unify all German speaking people, for 'lebensraum', it would leave Czechoslovakia vulnerable to attack and gives Germany more power and influence,
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How does Hitler take over Czechoslovakia? In what months does he cause trouble in?
He causes trouble between April and September by encouraging Henlein, the leader of the Nazi war party to rebel for independance and riots broke out.
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What did Hilter promise to Henlein?
He promised to support henlein,
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What date did Chamberlain fly out to Hitler and why?
September 15th 1938 to see what Germany wanted and met at Berchtes Garden
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What did Hilter say to Chamberlain about what he wanted?
He said he wanted the German speaking parts of the Sudetenland to become part of Germany but only after plebiscites,
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Who did Chamberlain get the support of and what did they both do?
France and they forced President Benes of Czechoslovakia to accept the deal,
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Why did Benes agree?
He realised that if he didn't, B and F wouldn't support him if Hilter invaded Czechoslovakia so accepted,
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Who was the only country to promised to support Czechoslovakia?
Soviet Russia.
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Why does Germany ask for so little? What does Chamberlain believe?
As she believes that appeasement will not work but chamberlain believes that it will work and when it does, G will be satisfied and G rise to power will end,
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What happened on the 22nd September? What was Hilter's reaction?
Chamberlain returned to Germany at Godsberg and told a surprised Hitler that he had persauded Benes to agree. Hitler then asked for more like the immediate control of the Sudetenland without a plebiscite,
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What was Chamberlain feeling and what were his next actions?
he was disappointed and returned to Britain and began to prepare for war. Children were evacuated, trenches were dug and armies were prepapared.
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what stopped a war from happening?
A note from Hitler inviting him to the Munich Conference,
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Why does Hitler want the Sudetanland?

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It has 3 million German speaking people, one of his aims is to unify all German speaking people, for 'lebensraum', it would leave Czechoslovakia vulnerable to attack and gives Germany more power and influence,

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How does Hitler take over Czechoslovakia? In what months does he cause trouble in?

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