The plebiscite to give it control of the regions where the Sudeten Germans are in the minority was used by means of the referendum (which was rejected according to the Anglo-French proposals). Did Mr Chamberlain and Mr Daladier ask Hitler what the referendum was and how, without intimidation, he could hope for a German majority of Sudetenland in regions where, as you know, they are in the minority? Hitler`s elections and referendums offer many examples of how they can be manipulated. After Poland learned that populated territories in Poland were to be transferred to Germany, Poland issued a note to the Czechoslovak government regarding the immediate conclusion of an agreement providing for the unquestionable occupation of Polish territory by Polish troops; An agreement on referendums is expected to follow in districts with a large proportion of the Polish population. [75] The New York Times headline on the Munich accord was»Hitler receiving less than his claims from the Sudetenland» and reported that a «joyful crowd» had applauded Daladier on his return to France and that Chamberlain had been «savagely applauded» upon his return to the United Kingdom. [54] Hitler had threatened to start a European war if the Sudetenland, a border region of Czechoslovakia with a German ethnic majority, were not transferred to Germany. The British, French and Itals leaders agreed to the German annexation of the Sudetenland in exchange for a promise of peace from Hitler. Czechoslovakia, which did not participate in the Munich negotiations, agreed under considerable pressure from Britain and France. The Munich quotation in foreign policy debates is also common in the 21st century. [107] During negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal by Secretary of State John Kerry, a Republican representative from Texas called the negotiations «worse than Munich.» In a speech in France, Kerry himself referred to Munich for military action in Syria: «This is our munich moment.» [108] GERMANY, the United Kingdom, France and Italy have agreed on the following conditions of compliance and the resulting measures, taking into account the agreement already reached in principle for the transfer of the German territory of the Sudetenland to Germany, and, through this agreement, they each be responsible for the steps to be taken for their implementation. When Chamberlain returned from Munich, he said to an excited crowd at Heston airport: «It is peace for our time» and he signalled the agreement he had signed with Hitler. This was the culmination of the policy of appeasement.

Six months later, Hitler stopped his promises and ordered his armies to invade Prague.