Appeasement

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Appeasement is the policy of giving in to the demands of a hostile or aggressive power in an attempt to keep the peace. [1] The connotation is negative; it is implied that the appeaser not only rewards the aggressor's bad behavior but ultimately fails to preserve the peace anyway.

In History

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain appeased Hitler, declaring "Peace for our time" in 1938. Within a year, World War II had broken out.

References

  1. Webster New World Dictionary

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