The USSR Diplomacy at the War Growing Tensions in Europe, 1930’s
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The USSR Diplomacy at the War Growing Tensions in Europe, 1930’s
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The article dwells to the changes at the international relations in Europe, caused by the Nazis coming to power, their military-diplomatic preparation and the beginning of World War II. In the context of the signing of Germany, Japan and Italy Anti-Comintern Pact main goal of Soviet diplomacy was “a policy of collective security”, based on the alliance with France and Czechoslovakia. However, Soviet efforts to prevent a new war in the bud, as the article shows, were unsuccessful because of the Anglo-French appeasement with respect to Germany's eastern neighbors (the Munich Agreement of 1938) and the sabotage of specific measures to combat Berlin (Anglo-Franco-Soviet negotiations in the summer of 1939). In such circumstances, according to the authors, the Soviet Union was forced to sign the Soviet-German non-aggression pact in 1939 and the secret protocol to it, as well as the neutrality pact with Japan in April 1941.
Keywords
World War II, Great Patriotic War, the policy of collective security, appeasement, M. M. Litvinov, E. Daladier, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, the Munich Agreement in 1938, the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact of 1939 diplomacy
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28.12.2014
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16.04.2015
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