The policy of appeasement is one in which both Britain and France and many other nations took towards Nazi Germany and its expansionist aims during the late s, it is one of the most controversial and criticized foreign policies in history Gelernter D This paper argues that the appeasement policy was for most nations around the world in the s a less challenging way to deal with the problem of Hitler. This essay will also explore the view that appeasement was necessary for many different countries at the time, as a way of buying time for rearmament, so that they would be able to oppose militarily Nazi Germany. The appeasement policy reflected the general consensus of people who where opposed to going to war again so soon when they still were feeling the devastating effects of the World War One WW1.
On the Flanders beaches they stood around in angular, existential attitudes, like dim purgatorial souls awaiting disposition. There appeared to be no way to bring more than a handful of them home.
King George VI has been told that they would be lucky to save 17, Even today what followed seems miraculous. But wars are not won by fleeing from the enemy. And British morale was still unequal to the imminent challenge. These were the same people who, less than a year earlier, had rejoiced in the fake peace bought by the betrayal of Czechoslovakia at Munich.
Most of their leaders and most of the press remained craven. It had been over a thousand years since Alfred the Great had made himself and his countrymen one and sent them into battle transformed.
Now in this new exigency, confronted by the mightiest conqueror Europe had ever known, England looked for another Alfred, a figure cast in a mold which, by the time of the Dunkirk deliverance, seemed to have been forever lost.
They viewed Adolf Hitler as the product of complex social and historical forces. Their successor would have to be a passionate Manichaean who saw the world as a medieval struggle to the death between the powers of good and the powers of evil, who held that individuals are responsible for their actions and that the German dictator was therefore wicked.
A believer in martial glory was required, one who saw splendor in the ancient parades of victorious legions through Persepolis and could rally the nation to brave the coming German fury. An embodiment of fading Victorian standards was wanted: In London there was such a man.¼ of the world’s population was under British rule.
It was the wealth and power that came with the Empire that made Britain into a world power. Defence of the Empire was a no.1 concern for Britain. Government department that advised on Empire matters was called the ‘Committee of Imperial Defence’.
The policy of appeasement is one in which both Britain and France and many other nations took towards Nazi Germany and its expansionist aims during the late s, it is one of the most controversial and criticized foreign policies in history (Gelernter D )/5(1). Nov 16, · The appeasement policy was the efforts by France and Britain in the s to allow Nazi Germany to have pretty much anything it wanted in the hopes.
By showing that appeasement was a popular policy and that there was continuity in British foreign policy after , he shattered the common view of the appeasers as a small, degenerate clique that had mysteriously hijacked the British government sometime in the s and who had carried out their policies in the face of massive public.
In the s, following World War I, the appeasement policy was a conciliatory method of dealing with a dictatorial government in an effort to prevent conflict. Following the Treaty of Versailles in , Germany was severely punished for its part in World War I.
The appeasement policy was a policy adopted by Britain and France and it was a major player in the outbreak of the war. Appeasement was first introduced in the mid s by Stanley Baldwin who was then the British Prime Minister.