Appeasement is the diplomatic policy of settling international quarrels by making political or material concessions in order to avoid conflict. The term is infamously applied to the foreign policy of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain towards Nazi Germany between 1937 and 1939, culminating with the signing of the Munich Pact in September 1938. The agreement, which handed Hitler control of the Sudetenland, traded sacrificed Czechoslovakia’s autonomy for the sake of short term peace.


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