"Peace for our time" - Treaty of Munich

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Written by Thomas Young on 29th October 2013 at 11:06am

The Munich Agreement was signed on 29th September 1938. This was the agreement between the Allies and Axis powers which allowed Germany to annex the German speaking parts of Czechoslovakia, "Sudetenland".


The Munich Agreement was signed on 29th September 1938. This was the agreement between the Allies and Axis powers which allowed Germany to annex the German speaking parts of Czechoslovakia, "Sudetenlands".After a conference in Munich between Germany, France, UK and Italy.

The deal was signed by Adolf Hitler (Germany), Neville Chamberlain (Britain), Benito Mussolini (Italy) and Edouard Daladier (France). The agreement declared that Nazi Germany were allowed to annex the Sudetenland with no international repercussions, this lead Czechoslovakia to have almost no choice in the matter as they were told by Britain and France that they could either resist Nazi Germany alone or submit to the Nazi's annexations.

Realising the situation was hopeless, Czechoslovakia agreed to abide by the agreement. This agreement gave Germany the Sudetenland and de facto control over Czechoslovakia starting on 10th October as long as Hitler promised to go no further. After the agreement, on 30th September Chamberlin went to Hitler to ask him to sign a peace treaty between the UK and Germany which he agreed. Upon his return to Britain on the same day Chamberlin delivered his "Peace for our time" speech which ofcourse he though would stop WW2.

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