Czecheslovakia tried o pomote the industrialization of Slovakia, but these efforts achieved little success in the s and the world-wide Depression in the s made further efforts difficult.
He assured them that France even with its treaty ties with the Czechs would not fight.
The German Security Services and Gestapo followed the Wehrmacht and began arresting political opponents. Hitler signed the documents officially incorporating Austria within the Reich March The Times in London published accounts of the junilation of the Sudebten Germans along with photographs showing the cascade of flowers greeting the German soldiers.
We do not know what if anything the Gestapo had turned up. Czechoslovakia without the Sudentenland was indefensibele. Soviet Union One European leader, Soviet Marshall Stalin, who was not at the conference drew the conclusion that the British and French could not be trusted as potential allies against Hitler.
He spoke of the suffering of the Sudenten Germans under marshall law. Chanberlain on the same day flew to Germany to report his accomplishments to Hitler.
Hitler's concern over discession in the military probably explains a crious incident at the Berghof which Jodl noted in his diary August It should always be remembered that Neville Chamberlain gave peace a chance. Hitler and Chamberlasin met late that night.
The Czechs had formidable defenses--located in the mountanous Sudetenland.