April 13, 1936
Adolf Hitler, head of an extremely united Germany, rejected the proposals generated by the League of Nations after it decided that Germany was guilty of the Locarno Pact last month. The League did not make any concrete demands, but did suggest the removal of German influence from the Rhineland and peaceful negotations. Hitler, in turn, refused to retreat from the Rhineland, and proposed a four-month "period of calm." The British Foreign Office, however, was hesitant to accept the terms and overlook the violations of international treaties.