Munich Pact

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Munich Pact


Munich Agreement

(Historical Terms) the pact signed by Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy on Sept 29, 1938, to settle the crisis over Czechoslovakia, by which the Sudetenland was ceded to Germany

Mu′nich Pact`

a pact signed by Great Britain, France, Italy, and Germany in 1938, by which the Sudetenland was ceded to Germany: cited as an instance of political appeasement. Also called Mu′nich Agree`ment.
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Early on September 30, 1938, Chamberlain, who had been the MP for Birmingham Ladywood and then Birmingham Edgbaston, and French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier signed the Munich pact with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
1938: The Munich Pact, an agreement between Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy, was signed, under which the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia was given over to Nazi Germany.
Then came the famed Munich Pact of September 1938, when Great Britain's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain allowed Nazi Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia, believing that he had "secured peace for our time".
His successor, Edouard Daladier, along with Britain's Neville Chamberlain, signed the Munich pact, which allowed Hitler to carve up Czechoslovakia.
It may well be that an academic work of this nature, which would not normally be expected to sell more than a few hundred copies, made for an unfavourable risk reward ratio prompting Penguin to do a Chamberlin like Munich Pact with the Swastika forces.
After the Munich pact, the Vatican announced, "In the past nations had been offered as matrimonial presents; today they are being traded away without their consent.
It is especially fascinating in view of the fact that the Munich Pact of 1938 had dismembered Czechoslovakia, which rendered the Czechs powerless to stop the Poles, who, as one of the beneficiaries of the Munich Pact, seized the Teschen province of Czechoslovakia in October 1938.
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A brass desk where Hitler signed the Munich Pact before Second World War has fetched 423,000 dollars at an auction.
Although the Munich Pact of 1938 permitted German occupation and annexation of the Sudetenland into the Nazi Reich, this act of cowardice by Great Britain and France ultimately paved the way for the outbreak of the Second World War one year later, with all the tragic consequences that conflagration entailed for the Jewish people, among others.
He was the only member of Parliament to resign in protest when Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact in an effort to appease Adolf Hitler.
The day before, the Czech government had accepted the Munich pact.
Capek (pronounced Chupek) was a Czech nationalist of growing international stature during the brief twenty-year span when his country existed as an independent nation free of Hapsburg control and before the Munich Pact destroyed its autonomy by delivering it to the Nazis.