Munich Conference

The Munich Conference was a meeting attended by delegates from Italy, Germany, Britain, and France to discuss the Germans' aggression towards neighboring nations. Italy and Germany shared similar views (pro-annexation) while Britain and France shared the opinion that conflict should be avoided. The Conference ultimately resulted in the agreement to allow Hitler annex a part of Czechoslovakia called Sudetenland, which had a high population of ethnic Germans, so the Nazis believed that it was only natural that Sudetenland join their nation.

Soviet delegates were not invited to the Munich Conference, which upset Stalin and factored into his decision to side with Hitler in the beginning of World War II.
Mussolini, Hitler, and Chamberlain at the Munich Conference

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"Mussolini, Hitler, and Chamberlain at the Munich Conference." World War II Database. Web. 12 May 2011.