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Why did Britain reject Hitler's peace offerings?

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  1. ryu238

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    Oh,I don't know. Perhaps just another attempt at world domination by Perfidious Albion, this time at the expense of innocent Germany?

    How about you tell us what you believe before asking for opinions.
     
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    Appeasement died on Sep. 1, 1939. Mostly.
     
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    Hitler's concept of peace was one that's been used by many people and nations across history:

    "Give me what I want and we can have peace."

    Followed by:

    "See - it's their fault we have this nasty war."
     
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    Britain fought because she was attacked (or rather the French-British-Polish alliance was) by Germany.

    The alliance was formed to preserve peace in Europe by discouraging Hitler from making more territorial demands or waging wars.

    Britain rejected Hitler's peace offerings because she wasn't defeated yet, wasn't going to be defeated in a foreseeable future, and generally, thanks to her colonial empire and the US still held the upper hand in the war.
    As seen in 1940 Britain couldn't win (alone) but couldn't lose, Germany couldn't win either but could lose (and quite easily) - and actually that happened later.

    Every sentence in the first link is fake history, but actually the second link doesn't provide any example of Hitler's unreliability. Hitler sincerely believed in peace with Britain all his life, he wrote about it extensively about it in Mein Kampf where he identified Russia and France as geopolitical rivals and Italy and Britain as potential geopolitical friends.
     

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