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  Neville Chamberlain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century, largely because of his policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany regarding the abandonment of Czechoslovakia to Hitler at Munich in 1938.
Chamberlain was the eldest son of the second marriage of Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, and a half-brother to Austen, later Sir Austen.
Chamberlain and Baldwin had a strong political partnership throughout their fourteen years at the height of politics together, but Chamberlain was frustrated by Baldwin's sense of detachment and disinterest in the detail of policy, while Baldwin found Chamberlain's low opinion of the Labour Party disappointing.
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 ::Neville Chamberlain::
Neville Chamberlain was Prime Minister of Great Britain in September 1939 as Europe descended into World War Two after the failure of appeasement in the late 1930's.
Chamberlain paid a political price for the failure of Britain in Norway in the spring of 1940 and resigned as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Winston Churchill.
Chamberlain gained a reputation for thoroughness in his duties as a MP and from 1924 to 1929, he served as Minister for Health under Stanley Baldwin and and he was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in the National Government of Ramsey Macdonald.
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 Neville Chamberlain - MSN Encarta
Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), British prime minister (1937-40), known for his appeasement policy in the immediate pre-World War II period.
The son of Joseph Chamberlain and half brother of Sir Austen, he was born and educated in Birmingham and after a successful business career became lord mayor of the city in 1915.
Elected to Parliament in 1918, Chamberlain served as postmaster general (1922-23), minister of health (1923, 1924-29, and 1931), and chancellor of the Exchequer (1923-24 and 1931-37) before he succeeded Stanley Baldwin as prime minister.
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 Neville Chamberlain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 - 9 November 1940) was a British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 - 1940.
Chamberlain was the eldest son from Birmingham Mayor Joseph Chamberlain 's second marriage and also half-brother to Sir Austen Chamberlain.
Under Chamberlain United Kingdom undertook a massive expansion of its and war industry and instituted a peacetime According to some historians Chamberlain was under illusions about the aims and goals of Germany but was informed by his military that Britain was in no condition to Germany over Czechslovakia.
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 BBC - History - Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1869 - 1940)
Chamberlain, the man who made 'appeasement' famous, was from a family of statesmen.
Neville himself started out in business, first managing his father's sisal plantation in the Bahamas, then moving on to a successful career in the metalworking industry in Birmingham.
Chamberlain's policy of appeasement was seen as a failure by many at the time, and for many years to follow.
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 Neville Chamberlain
British politician Neville Chamberlain was a successful businessman who began his political career in 1915 as mayor of Birmingham.
Chamberlain is best known for the policy of appeasement because of his assent at Munich to the infamous "Munich Accords" that dismembered Czechoslovakia, and merely served to postpone by one year the beginning of World War II.
Neville Chamberlain : A Bibliography (Bibliographies of British Statesmen).
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 Neville Chamberlain
His father Joseph Chamberlain was the most influential figure in British political life in the 1890s and his elder brother Austen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925 for his work in the creation of the Locarno Pact.
Joseph, Austen, and Neville are unique in the political life of Western democracies; there are no other examples of where a father and his two sons have held such high office in a major state with each exerting a strong influence on the international stage.
The correspondence of the Chamberlain family is the centrepiece of the archives of the University of Birmingham.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
The younger son of Joseph Chamberlain, Arthur Neville Chamberlain was born in Birmingham, England, on March 18, 1869.
Chamberlain was by temperament a businessman and a civil servant before he was a politician; although he did much to extend welfare services between the wars, his contribution was that of rationalization and was not based on a desire to change quickly and radically the existing qualities of social life.
Chamberlain's willingness to negotiate with Hitler was thus more than a result of a sense of military weakness and a refusal to regard the German minority in Czechoslovakia as worth fighting over--although these considerations were present.
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 Top 20 Encyclopedia
Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century, largely due to his policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany regarding the abandonment of Czechoslovakia to Hitler at Munich in 1938.
Chamberlain was the eldest son of the second marriage of Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, and a half-brother to Austen, later Sir Austen Chamberlain.
Chamberlain was a Unitarian and as such did not accept even nominally the basic trinitarian belief of the Church of England, the first Prime Minister to officially reject this doctrine since the Duke of Grafton.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Chamberlain, Neville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CHAMBERLAIN, NEVILLE [Chamberlain, Neville] (Arthur Neville Chamberlain), 1869-1940, British statesman; son of Joseph Chamberlain and half brother of Sir Austen Chamberlain.
During the 1930s, Chamberlain's professed commitment to avoiding war with Hitler resulted in his controversial policy of "appeasement," which culminated in the Munich Pact (1938).
Although contemporaries and scholars during and after the war criticized Chamberlain for believing that Hitler could be appeased, recent research argues that Chamberlain was not so naive and that appeasement was a shrewd policy developed to buy time for an ill-prepared Britain to rearm.
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 "Radio Days - Neville Chamberlain"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Through the takeover of Austria, the Munich crisis and eventually the invasion of Poland, England's prime minister, Neville Chamberlain attempted to negotiate with the obsessed and erratic Adolf Hitler.
Chamberlain also felt that Hitler would set his sites on the East, an opinion that helped him in his decision to abandon Czechoslovakia during the Munich Crisis.
Chamberlain told the listeners "it is evil things we shall be fighting against." Lord Halifax, the British Foreign Minister, on criticism of recent British history of lackluster support of action against Hitler, comments.
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 Field Marshal Sir Neville Chamberlain
Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (January 10, 1820-February 3, 1902), a significant figure in Britain's wars on the Indian subcontinent, was the only person to have been appointed to the highest rank in the British Army while a member of a Unitarian church.
Neville Bowles Chamberlain was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the second of five sons of Henry Chamberlain, the British consul general in the city, and his second wife, Anna Eugenia.
At the commencement of the Indian Mutiny in 1857 Chamberlain was appointed adjutant-general of the Bengal army.
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 Neville Chamberlain
Neville Chamberlain was born to a political family, being the youngest son of Joseph Chamberlain, a Victorian Cabinet Minister, and the half-brother of Austen, a Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Chamberlain was unwilling to go down in history as responsible for an inevitably destructive war without doing everything possible to prevent it.
Neville Chamberlain, as with many in Europe who had witnessed the horrors of the First World War and its aftermath, was committed to peace at almost any price.
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 Neville Chamberlain
the son of Joseph Chamberlain, and the brother of Austin Chamberlain, was born in 1869.
Halifax and Chamberlain are doubtless very great men, who dwarf their colleagues; they are the greatest Englishmen alive, certainly; but aside from them we have a mediocre crew; I fear that England is on the decline, and that we shall dwindle for a generation or so.
Neville Chamberlain was a sad and to me pathetic man. He appeared to have but little love for his fellow men.
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 Neville Chamberlain prime minister from Birmingham
Neville Chamberlain was born in 1869, the son of Joseph Chamberlain.
Whatever our thoughts on Neville Chamberlain and his appeasement policy of the time it should be considered in some ways fortunate that an ill-prepared Britain was given more time to prepare for war which commenced in 1939 after Germany's invasion of Czechoslovakia.
The military disaster in Norway forced Chamberlain to resign in May 1940 and he was succeeded by Winston Churchill.
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Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of Britain on 28th May, 1937.
Anthony Eden, Chamberlain's foreign secretary, did not agree with the policy of appeasement and resigned in February, 1938.
On 29th September, 1938, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier and Benito Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement which transferred to Germany the Sudetenland, a fortified frontier region that contained a large German-speaking population.
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 Neville Chamberlain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chamberlain conducted a foreign policy that later became known as appeasement.
On 29th September, 1938, Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Edouard Daladier and Benito Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement.
After members of the Labour and Liberal Party refused to serve in his proposed National Government Chamberlain resigned.
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 Neville Chamberlain Encyclopedia Articles @ NaturalResearch.com (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These concerns were brought to the forefront by the National Farmers Union, which had considerable influence on MPs with rural constituencies.
The British government accepted the changes, formally stating that it did not regard them as fundamentally altering the position of Ireland within the British Commonwealth.
In late May 1940, the War Cabinet had a rapid series of meetings over proposals for peace from Germany which threatened to split the government.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Chamberlain Neville
Chamberlain, Neville CHAMBERLAIN, NEVILLE [Chamberlain, Neville] (Arthur Neville Chamberlain), 1869-1940, British statesman; son of Joseph Chamberlain and half brother of Sir Austen Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, Sir Austen CHAMBERLAIN, SIR AUSTEN [Chamberlain, Sir Austen] (Joseph Austen Chamberlain), 1863-1937, British statesman; son of Joseph Chamberlain and half brother of Neville Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, Joseph CHAMBERLAIN, JOSEPH [Chamberlain, Joseph] 1836-1914, British statesman.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
Neville Chamberlain began his public career in 1915 in Birmingham, where he was born, as its lord mayor.
Chamberlain engineered the Munich Pact in September 1938, negotiating with Hitler to settle the question of Czechoslovakia.
Chamberlain joined his cabinet briefly, resigned in October and died on 9 November 1940.
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 11218. Chamberlain, Neville. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
The day after returning from Munich, where Chamberlain conferred with Hitler, Mussolini and Daladier, and it was agreed that Germany should annex Sudetenland while the remaining frontiers of Czechoslovakia were guaranteed.
A week later, Chamberlain justified this policy: “We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators” (speech, Oct. 6, 1938, House of Commons).
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 The consequences of Appeasement
On September 29th, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew to Munich to participate in a conference with Adolf Hitler of Germany, Eduoard Daladier, premier of France, and Benito Mussolini of Italy.
The following morning, Chamberlain presented to Hitler an additional treaty which, to paraphrase it, demonstrated "the desire of the peoples of both our countries never to go to war again." Then Chamberlain flew back to London, and when he arrived was granted a tremendous reception.
Ever since then, Munich has been characterized as England's greatest embarrassment, Chamberlain has been characterized as a wimp with an umbrella, and any attempt to "sooth or to pacify," which is the original meaning of Appeasement, has been tainted with the stigma of Munich.
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 John O'Sullivan on Iraq on National Review Online
Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister 1937-40, timorous appeaser of Hitler, and byword for pusillanimity and strategic dimwittedness.
It is generally argued that Chamberlain's great failure was his agreement to the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany at the Munich conference in 1938.
The British empire was threatened not simply by Germany in the West but also by Japan in the East — as was demonstrated all too vividly in 1941 when the Japanese overran Britain's Asian colonies simultaneously with their attack on Pearl Harbor.
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