Study Notes

Munich Agreement (September 1938)


The Munich Agreement was the agreement that came out of the Munich Conference held to solve the Sudeten Crisis. The Conference was held between Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Czechoslovakia was not invited to attend even though the meeting concerned them.

The decision was to give the Sudetenland to Germany. This was done without consulting the Czechs or the Soviet Union. Benes was outraged at such a betrayal that he resigned from his post. Czechoslovakia lost the Sudetenland to the Reich. Chamberlain who had helped secure the deal returned to Britain and proclaimed peace to the nation. However, despite the promises of peace, Chamberlain also started the process for rearming Britain and increasing weapons spending to prepare for a war.

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