Books On The Munich Agreement

In 1939-1940, Germany, in alliance with the Soviet Union and not in opposition to the Soviet Union, faced an isolated Poland, then France. The Czech ammunition industry produced a third of the new tanks of the Mark III and IV models, essential to victory first in Poland and then in France. Germany`s severe supply shortages and vulnerability to maritime blockades were addressed by the agreement with the Soviet Union, which not only did not block deliveries of Swedish iron ore, but also supplied large quantities of raw materials to Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1941. It is true, as Chamberlain`s apologists note, that the Hurricanes, Spitfires and radar system necessary for British survival in the Battle of the United Kingdom of August-September 1940 were not available in 1938. But in 1938, Germany had neither the canal airfields, nor the new Me-109s and bombers that allowed it to fight the Battle of Britain. In 1939 and 1940, Germany proved that it could achieve spectacular and quick victories, even if it did not win the long war; In 1938, she could not have done either. The munich quote in foreign policy debates is also common in the twenty-first century. [107] During negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal by Secretary of State John Kerry, a Republican lawmaker from Texas called the negotiations „worse than Munich.” Kerry himself had invoked Munich in a speech in France, in which he campaigned for military action in Syria by saying, „This is our Munich moment.”