In Support of Appeasement Author: Liam Hogan
strategy of appeasement toward Germany, Italyand Japan during the 1930’s is normally and quite generallyassociated with the politics of naivety failure andmiscalculation.By appeasement, we mean
the policy of settling international (or, for that matter, domestic) quarrels by admitting and satisfying grievances throughrational negotiation and compromise, thereby avoiding the resort to an armed conflict, which would be expensive, bloody and possibly very dangerous
The majority of historians, politicians, and socialcommentators have vilified this appeasement policy sincethe end of, and during, the Second World War.But is it fair to blame this policy for whetting the appetite of Hitler’s megalomaniac tendencies, and thus igniting theinevitable outbreak of war? To investigate this we need to look at the facts and notempirical rhetoric.(re: Junior Certificate History Books).It is totally unjustified to state that no matter how the Anglo-Franco-Soviet states behaved prior to the war, that Hitlerwas going to try and take over the world – This viewpointwould clearly illustrate the policy of appeasement as a wasteof time. In light of what Germany, Britain, France and Russiawere
planning for, this viewpoint is grossly unfairand over simplistic.