A system of government that flourished in Europe from the 1920s to the end of world war 2. Germany under Adolf Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, and Spain under Franco were all fascist states.
It was the rise of fascism, particularly the militaristic versions of it that developed in Italy and especially Germany, that caused World War II. German expansionism was inextricable from Hitler's brand of Nazism, and his rise to power helped create an atmosphere where war was almost inevitable.
What Is Fascism?
the policy of making concessions to the dictatorial powers in order to avoid conflict, governed Anglo-French foreign policy during the 1930s. It became indelibly associated with Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
Appeasement did a lot of things that strengthened Hitler. The worst case of this was the sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. France and England gave Hitler this precious piece of territory at the Munich conference and did not even invite the Soviet Union. USSR was prepared to go to war to protect Czechoslovakia and they were even mobilized prior to the German invasion. Russia could have stopped the Germans cold there and Europe would not have fallen.
the effects of appeasement on world war 2
Appeasement led to the outbreak of World War II as Hitler knew that his demands would be satisfied. Britain and France were not militarily prepared for another war and needed time to rearm. Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact to give Czechoslovakia to Germany in order to prevent another war.
After breaking the terms laid out in the Treaty of Versailles multiple times, and then directly breaking the Munich Agreement, it was obvious that Appeasement had failed when Germany invaded Poland, forcing Britain and France to stick to their word and aid the Poles.
Appeasement Leading to World War II