President Beneš was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.  Under the Munich Agreement, the entire predominantly German territory in Czechoslovakia had to be handed over by October 10. Poland and Hungary occupied other parts of the country and after a few months, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist and what remained of Slovakia became a German puppet state. As threats from Germany and a European war became more and more apparent, opinions changed. Chamberlain was awarded for his role as one of the „Men of Munich“ in books such as The Guilty Men of 1940. .