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75th Anniversary Of The Munich Agreement

In the early hours of September 30, 1938, the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy signed an agreement in Munich, Germany, allowing Nazi German leader Adolf Hitler to annex German-speaking areas of Czechoslovakia. It was seen as an attempt to stop another war in Europe, 20 years after the end of the bloody trench warfare of World War I. Hitler invaded the remaining territory of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, and then Poland on September 1, 1939, finally forcing Britain and France to declare war.