(The Nazi-Soviet Pact
, the starting gun for World War II, divided Poland between the two totalitarian regimes, but the Soviet Union got all of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.)
Citino places the Nazi-Soviet pact
in the historical context of earlier partitions of Poland and argues that "German-Russian strategic rivalry was the real and proximate cause of World War I" (p.
(2) After the Nazi-Soviet pact
of August 1939 Stalin became convinced that there was no likelihood for years to come of Russia finding itself at war with Germany, and as Germany was the only enemy powerful enough to justify investment in a long-distance bomber fleet there was simply no requirement for a modern four-engined bomber.
"The Nazi-Soviet pact
made you feel that suddenly the Communists were different people," he said.
A month and a half before the Nazi-Soviet Pact
exploded like a bombshell in the capitals of Europe, Origo spotted it coming.
the relevant question (is) where is cooperation mutually beneficial and where isn't it?' The Nazi-Soviet pact
was 'mutually beneficial', but it led to the Second World War.
Furthermore, Stalin personally was petrified by the German violation of the Nazi-Soviet pact
, and initially assumed it was all over for his nation.
BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (KUNA) -- The European Union paid tribute on Friday to the millions of people who died during the World War II which broke out on August 23, 1939, after a pact (known as the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact or Nazi-Soviet Pact
) was signed between Germany under Hitler and the Soviet Union under Stalin.
The Nazi-Soviet Pact
of August 23, 1939 is one of the most notorious diplomatic arrangements of all time.
Her ex-husband, Arthur Kober, wrote in his diary that Hellman called the Soviet Union the ideal democratic state." Believing in absolutes as late as 1967, she told another lover, "I can't get it out of my head that Stalin was right." No wonder that when Hitler broke the Nazi-Soviet Pact
, Hellman said to close friends, 'The Motherland has been attacked!"
These caused disruptions within VOKS simultaneously with a decline in the demand for its services from foreign intellectuals, a decline that reached its nadir with the signing of the Nazi-Soviet pact