Choose what you believe to be the three (3) most convincing reasons why appeasement was the diplomatic option of choice in 1938.

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Appeasement is a strategy that involves giving in to an opponent in hope that war will be averted. The prime example is Britain's policy toward Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Neville Chamberlain sought to accommodate Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and took no action when Germany absorbed Austria in 1938. When Adolf Hitler prepared to annex ethnically German portions of Czechoslovakia, Chamberlain negotiated the notorious Munich Agreement. Part of the process of appeasement …

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…the left of the political spectrum, argued that German re-armament, the re-occupation of the Rhineland and the acquisition of the Saarland were merely examples of the Germans taking back what was rightfully theirs. References: "Appeasement." Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2004. Encyclopedia Britannica Premium Service. 8 June 2004 <>. Global forces of the Twentieth Century, Second Edition, E. Alyn Mitchner and R.Joanne Tuffs, Reidmore Books