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What was the German non aggression pact?

What was the German non aggression pact?

On August 23, 1939–shortly before World War II (1939-45) broke out in Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years.

How did the non aggression pact benefit Germany?

The pact was an agreement of convenience between the two bitter ideological enemies. It permitted Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union to carve up spheres of influence in eastern Europe, while pledging not to attack each other for 10 years.

Why did Germany sign the nonaggression pact?

For his part, Hitler wanted a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union so that his armies could invade Poland virtually unopposed by a major power, after which Germany could deal with the forces of France and Britain in the west without having to simultaneously fight the Soviet Union on a second front in the east.

What was the result of Germany’s non aggression pact with the Soviet Union in 1939?

On this day in 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, previously sworn ideological enemies, signed a 10-year non-aggression treaty, vowing that neither nation would attack the other. As part of a secret protocol that only came to light after World War II, they also agreed to carve up Poland between them.

Why did the Soviet Union invade Poland?

The “reason” given was that Russia had to come to the aid of its “blood brothers,” the Ukrainians and Byelorussians, who were trapped in territory that had been illegally annexed by Poland. Now Poland was squeezed from West and East—trapped between two behemoths.

When did Germany invade Poland in WW1?


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