Paths to Wars

Eric Cardoso

Munich Agreement

Where Adolf Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia unless Britain supported Germany's plans to takeover the Sudetenland. Hitler’s proposals were unacceptable. Benito Mussolini suggested to Hitler that one way of solving this issue was to hold a four-power conference of Germany, Britain, France and Italy and were the Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union were excluded of it in order to reach an agreement. The meeting was on 29th September, 1938 were, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier, and Benito Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement which transferred the Sudetenland to Germany.

In March, 1939, the German Army seized the rest of Czechoslovakia . In taking this action Hitler had broken the Munich Agreement. Hitler was not trusted after this.

Neville Chamberlain returns from Germany with the Munich Agreement
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The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

On August 23, 1939, representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, The Pact guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other, this also protected Germany itself from fighting a two-front war when the next World War starts. The pact was later broken on June 22, 1941 when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet union less than two years later when the pact was signed.

Nazi Soviet Non aggression Pact WWII MOLOTOV RIBBENTROP 1939 PACT
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Essential Questions

What was Germanys goals for signing the munich agreement ?

Who were the two group that were present to sign the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact ?