1- Using the guidelines from Drury chapter 12, engage in a conversation below about the effectiveness of David Roberts’ tweets about climate change and corporations.
Another revisionist who strengths and agrees with Charmley would be AJP Taylor, Taylor argued that Chamberlain had to adopt appeasement as Britain could not rely on their ally the US to come and support them. This was clearly shown from his book the Origins Of The Second World War, where he commented that “the Americans have been too busy with the New deal to have time for Europe” which impacted Britain as they relied heavily on loans from the US in order for the British economy to function. Taylor’s claims have been brought up based on the evidence of US foreign policy, where they noted that they were more interested in domestic than international affairs, which was only backed by Roosevelts New Deal. Furthermore the fact that the US was focusing on “isolationism” and could only provide “moral disapproval and this was turned less against dictators than the powers” meant that America was hardly concerned with Hitler’s motivations and objectives as they were focusing on their own domestic problems. In addition, Taylor stresses that America would have only got involved in European affairs if the Soviets did, the problem of Hitler would have been “solved if the two world powers Soviet Russia and United States were drawn in European affairs”. This clearly shows that Chamberlain was forced to adopt appeasement as America was unreliable and uninspired to commit to European problems. Therefore it’s clear to see that the typical Revisionist view would be that Chamberlain had no choice but to champion appeasement. Overall taking the evidence and accounts of both historians the revisionist view is valid in some respects. This would be mainly because Chamberlain was limited in pursuing alliances since Russia suffered a huge blow towards their army, which impacted them being a suitable ally for Britain as their leadership ranks were in complete chaos, therefore, leaving their army in complete ruin and unable to fight a power such as Germany. Secondly the fact that Britain’s closest ally the US were uninspired to be involved in European affairs due to following their policy of Isolationism and new deal meant that Britain was left vulnerable as they did not have the protection of a superpower such as America. In addition, the fact that America placed a greater emphasis towards powers rather than dictators only showed that Britain could not rely on the US to support them unless Russia got involved which meant that until that happened Britain was expose>GET ANSWER