It is safe to say that the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a standard treaty in the style of Realpolitik prevalent in every state at that time. Every single one of Germany’s future opponents feared war, they all tried to come up with ways to avoid it, even at the expense of others, they were prepared to betray their closest allies, as has been shown.
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As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote in his memoirs, the fact that such an agreement between Berlin and Moscow was possible meant that British and French diplomacy had failed: they did not manage to direct Nazi aggression against the USSR, and nor did they manage to make the Soviet Union their ally before World War II.
In 1939 the German military commanders had plans to create a Ukrainian puppet state inside Poland. Today’s article will discuss why this never happened.
Part I, part II, part III, part IV What problems were keeping the leaders and diplomats of the world’s great powers busy during the spring and summer of 1939? Hitler’s primary task was to neutralize the threat of the Soviet Union entering the war. Hoping that England and France would […]