Nazi foreign policy aimed to revise the Treaty of Versailles, unite German-speaking people and expand German land. This led to the invasion of the Rhineland, the Austrian Anschluss and the crisis in Czechoslovakia. Britain and France's policy of appeasement led to the Munich Agreement.
March 1938: Hitler ordered Henlein to create a crisis in the country. The Sudeten Germans made increasingly bold demands from the government. When the demands could not be met they insisted that they were being persecuted
April 1938: Henlein announced his Karlsbad Programme for Sudeten self-government, and organised civil unrest
May 1938: Hitler moved his armies to the Czech border to intimidate the Czechoslovakian President, Benes. In response, Benes mobilised the Czech army into positions along the border
September 1938: Hitler made an inflammatory speech against the Czechoslovakian President, Benes, at a Nazi rally at Nuremberg