Dark Magic Ministry of Magic and the Wizard's Council The Rise of Grindelwald

Failure to take seriously the threat posed by Gindelwald results in Hector Fawley being forced out of office

Fawley fails to respond strongly to the rise of Grindelwald and the threat posed by his anti-Muggle stance. Fawley loses his job as Minister for Magic as a result.

Failure to take seriously the threat posed by Gindelwald results in Hector Fawley being forced out of office
Date 1939
Certainty Stated in canon
Type of Event Wizarding world

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Fawley's failure to take forceful action against a growing international threat appears to be a reference to Neville Chamberlain's infamous "peace in our time" statement after trying to appease Hitler in the run-up to World War II.

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