By December 1938, the Sudetenland was the most pro-Nazi region in the Reich, with half a million Sudeten Germans being members. Daladier was convinced that the deal would not appease the Nazis and that disaster was yet to come, while Chamberlain thought there was reason to celebrate, falsely convinced that he had achieved peace. The day after the agreement was signed, Germany recaptured the Sudetenland. The Czechoslovaks do not take revenge. On March 15, 1939, Hitler occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and Czechoslovakia ceased to exist. Slovakia had become an autonomous Nazi puppet state the day before. Many Sudeten Germans got jobs in the protectorate or as Gestapo agents because they were fluent in Czech. Rodenia of the North, which hoped for independence, was taken over by Hungary. [silent] An agreement signed at the Munich Conference in September 1938 ceded the German-speaking Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia to Germany. The agreement was concluded between Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France. Czechoslovakia was not allowed to participate in the conference. In March 1939, six months after the munich accords were signed, Hitler violated the agreement and destroyed the Czech state.

UCLA Film and Television Archive Meanwhile, the British government asked Beneš to ask for a mediator. As Beneš did not want to sever his government`s relations with Western Europe, he reluctantly agreed. In the meantime, I`ll explore what can be done to fix the problem. [40] Hitler received Mussolini`s message during talks with the French ambassador. Hitler told the ambassador, „My good friend, Benito Mussolini, asked me to postpone the marching orders of the German army by twenty-four hours, and I agreed.