Munich Agreement Video

The Munich Agreement is one of the most criticized diplomatic agreements in history. In 1938, Adolf Hitler aimed to absorb the Sudetenland, the part of Czechoslovakia dominated by the Germans of the people, into Germany. In the face of rising tensions, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain rushed to Germany in September for talks aimed at keeping the continent at peace. Without consulting Czechoslovak leaders, he accepted Hitler`s request, a decision finally formalized when Germany, Britain, France and Italy signed the Munich Agreement on September 30. Chamberlain returned from Munich and announced that he had obtained “peace for our time.” He was wrong. Less than a year later, German troops invaded Poland. The Second World War had begun. .