Appeasement

Appeasement

The term appeasement is commonly understood to refer to a diplomatic policy aimed at avoiding war by making concessions to another power.  It was used by European democracies in the 1930s who wished to avoid war with the dictatorships of Germany and Italy, especially after the horrors of the First World War. 

  

England footballers give the Nazi salute before a match in Germany in 1938 - a picture from German photograph archives.