Hitler, Chamberlain and Appeasement

ISBN-10: 0521000483

ISBN-13: 9780521000482

Edition: 2002

Authors: Frank McDonough, Richard Brown, David Smith

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McDonough examines the central roles played by Hitler and Chamberlain in the events which led to the outbreak of World War II. He focuses on Anglo-German relations from 1918 to 1939, with particular attention paid to the events from 1937 to 1939.
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Anglo-German relations, 1918-33
The legacies of the First World War
The Paris peace conference
The Treaty of Versailles
The reparations problem
The Locarno treaties
The impact of the Great Depression
German foreign policy, 1929-33
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The impact of Adolf Hitler: foreign-policy aims and actions, 1933-37
What were Hitler's aims in foreign policy?
The early years of Hitler's foreign policy, 1933-35
The problem of German rearmament
The Italian invasion of Abyssinia and its consequences
The Rhineland crisis
The Spanish Civil War
Hitler moves from strength to strength
The search for an Anglo-German alliance
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Why appeasement?
The impact of the First World War
Economic difficulties
The crisis of French will
Hostility towards Soviet communism
The imperial dimension
National defence
The mass media
Public opinion
The supporters of appeasement
The logic of appeasement
Alternatives to appeasement
Critics of appeasement
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Chamberlain and appeasement (1): the period of hope, May 1937 - October 1938
Neville Chamberlain: early life and character
Chamberlain's views on the European crisis
Chamberlain's new direction
The Hossbach memorandum
Hitler makes key changes
Chamberlain's conflict with the Foreign Office
The union between Germany and Austria
The Czech crisis
The aftermath of Munich
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Chamberlain and appeasement (2): the road to war, October 1938 - September 1939
The backlash against the Munich agreement
Difficulties with further appeasement
The foreign-policy options facing Chamberlain after Prague
The guarantee to Poland
The search for an alliance with the Soviet Union
The Nazi-Soviet pact
The outbreak of war
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The historical debate
The Hitlocentric interpretation
The revisionist view
Neville Chamberlain - 'guilty man'?
Modern revisionism
A post-revisionist era?
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