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Since most of the border areas are in the area ceded under the Munich Agreement, the rest of Czechoslovakia, despite its relatively large reserves of modern armaments, was totally open to further invasions. In a speech to the Reichstag, Hitler spoke of the importance of the occupation for the strengthening of the German army and said: That Germany, occupying Czechoslovakia, won 2,175 rifles and cannons, 469 tanks, 500 pieces of anti-aircraft artillery, 43,000 machine guns, 1,090,000 military rifles, 114,000 pistols, about one billion small arms and three million rounds of ammunition. This could arm about half of the Wehrmacht. [93] Czechoslovakian weapons later played an important role in the German conquest of Poland and France, the latter of which had pushed Czechoslovakia to capitulate to the Sudetenland in 1938. The plebiscite to give it control of the regions where the Sudeten Germans are in the minority was used by means of the referendum (which was rejected according to the Anglo-French proposals). Did Mr Chamberlain and Mr Daladier ask Hitler what the referendum was and how, without intimidation, he could hope for a German majority of Sudetenland in regions where, as you know, they are in the minority? Hitler`s elections and referendums offer many examples of how they can be manipulated. Chamberlain`s flight to Berchtesgaden followed another week later to Godesberg and another to Munich on 29 September. In Munich, Chamberlain obtained an international agreement for Hitler to have the Sudetenland in exchange for Germany, which made no further requests for countries in Europe. Chamberlain said it was „peace for our time.“ Hitler said he had „no more territorial requirements to make in Europe.“ On October 1, German troops occupied the Sudetenland: Hitler had obtained what he wanted without firing shots. Meanwhile, the British government has asked Benea to ask for a mediator. As he did not want to sever his government`s relations with Western Europe, the heirs reluctantly agreed. The British appointed Lord Runciman, the former Liberal cabinet minister, who arrived in Prague on 3 August to convince Benes to accept an acceptable plan for the Sudeten Germans.

[23] On 20 July, Bonnet informed the Czechoslovakian ambassador in Paris that France, while publicly declaring its support for the Czechoslovakian negotiations, was not prepared to go to war on the Sudetenland. [23] In August, the German press was full of stories of Czechoslovakian atrocities against the Sudeten Germans, with the intention of forcing the West to put pressure on the Czechoslovakians to make concessions. [24] Hitler hoped that the Czechoslovaks would refuse and that the West would feel morally justified in abandoning the Czechoslovaks to their fate. [25] In August, Germany sent 750,000 troops along the border with Czechoslovakia, officially as part of military maneuvers. [9] [25] On September 4 or 5,[23] Erbe presented the fourth plan, which met almost all of the requirements of the agreement. The Sudeten Germans were invited by Hitler to the prairies to avoid compromise,[25] and the SdP organized demonstrations which, on 7 September, provoked a police operation in Ostrava, during which two of its deputies were arrested. [23] The Sudeten Germans used the incident and the false allegations of other atrocities as a pretext to interrupt further negotiations. [23] [26] One aspect of the immense agitation of the last fourteen days must affect anyone who thinks about its history.