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On 11 February 1936, the new French Prime Minister, Albert Sarraut, said that his government would commit to ratifying the Franco-Soviet pact.  On February 12, 1936, Hitler met With Neurath and his ambassador Joachim de Ribbentrop to ask for their opinion on the likely foreign reaction to remilitarization.  Neurath supported retarzation, but called for Germany to negotiate further before the fact, while Ribbentrop immediately called for unilateral remilitarization.  Ribbentrop told Hitler that if France went to war in response to German reathletization, then Britain would go to war with France, an assessment of the situation with which Neurath disagreed, but one that encouraged Hitler to continue reathleteization.  In my letter of 18 July 1941, I inform you that the king had decided to accredit an extraordinary envoy and a ministerial delegate to Dr. Beneé as President of the Czechoslovak Republic. I explained that this decision implied that Her Majesty`s Government in the United Kingdom considered the legal position of the President and The Government of the Czechoslovak Republic to be identical to that of other Allied leaders and governments in that country. Her Majesty`s representative status has recently been promoted to ambassadorial status. On November 12, 1933, Hitler held a referendum on his decision to withdraw Germany from the League of Nations. The results of the referendum seemed to show that German public opinion voted in favour of this measure by an overwhelming majority, even if it was not to be taken at par, given that there was strong Nazi pressure to vote in this way. Before the Munich Accords, Hitler`s determination to invade Czechoslovakia on 1 October 1938 had caused a major crisis in the German command structure. In a long series of memos, Chief of Staff Ludwig Beck protested that he would start a world war that Germany would lose and urged Hitler to get out of the planned war.
Hitler called Beck`s arguments against the war “childish calculations of forces.” On August 4, 1938, a secret army meeting was held. Beck read his detailed report to the assembled officers. They all agreed that something had to be done to avoid some catastrophe. Beck hoped they would all retire together, but no one resigned except Beck. His successor, General Franz Halder, sympathized with Beck and both conspired with several generals, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris (head of the German secret service) and Count von Helldorf (Berlin police chief) to arrest Hitler when he gave the order to invade Hitler. This plan would only work if Britain gave a strong warning and a letter to fight for the preservation of Czechoslovakia. This would help convince the German people that a certain defeat awaits Germany. Agents were therefore sent to England to tell Chamberlain that an attack was planned against Czechoslovakia and by their intention to overthrow Hitler if that were the case. The proposal was rejected by the British cabinet and no such letter was published.