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sufficiently armed ” which indicated that Britain was to start rearmament soon. However eleven months later on the night before the general election Chamberlain admitted that “this sufficiency in arms had by no means been achieved” therefore going back on his word. CATO criticise Chamberlain heavily on not doing enough to rearm Britain because it left them open to an attack from the Germans. An example of this in 1937 a civil war had started in Spain, where Germany ripped some clauses in the Treaty of Versailles which showed an indication that it was important for Britain to rearm because of the German advancement. CATO go on to show that Chamberlain was a weak leader because he was noted for saying in 1938 ” the terrifying power that Britain was building up has a sobering effect” however, six months later Hitler marched his troops to Czechoslovakia and Chamberlain went to meet Hitler’s demands. This evidence is important as CATO stress how Chamberlain was a weak leader by showing that he did not speed up rearmament when Germany was making notorious acts such as building an army. The basis of CATO’S argument arose mainly because they saw it as the “unnecessary war” this, along with the fact that Guilty Men was written during the war, gave a good indication that CATO had a warlike attitude for patriotism and condemned Chamberlain for submitting to Hitler. No doubt, CATO raise an excellent point as to why Chamberlain promised to rearm Britain against Germany, however, later on, he went back on his word and admitted that rearmament was not achievable therefore leaving Britain defenceless. However CATO does not take into account the fact that the public was against going to war, and this initially was one of the main motivations which drove Chamberlain to follow appeasement. This was proven in the 1935 League of Nations Peace Ballot where eleven million voted that Britain should support disarmament. This clearly undermines CATO’s argument as they do not take in consideration that besides economic factors hindering any chance of Britain rearming, the public was against going to war which gave Chamberlain a strong reason to pursue appeasement rather than going to war head-on with Germany. Without a doubt, the peace ballot, was a relia>GET ANSWER