Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

The Struggles and Gains of the Soviet Union: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

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Hanxiao Li
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Hanxiao Li
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.412How to use a DOI?
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Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, The Alliance between Stalin and Hitler, The Third Five Year Plan, Operation Barbarossa, Partition of Poland
Abstract

The Non-Aggression Pact between Nazis Germany and Soviet Russia, also noted as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, was signed in August, 1939 — right before the invasion of Poland. It is commonly interpreted that the Non-Aggression pact was one of the essential triggers of WWII, and the center of the thesis is to analyze the connections and intertwined relationships between Germany and Russia regarding the protocols, causes, and effects of the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact. Through personal letters and public speeches from, leaders, foreign ministers, ambassadors and also articles and publications from historians, it is evident that the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was more secretive and significant than it seems. While the public protocols reflect Russia and Germany’s intension for quelled aggression and national security, the secret protocols reveal each Nation’s private intensions. For Germany it meant collective security against Western Europe an ensured the acquisition of Poland. In Russia’s perspective, the pact brought economic development through German investments and thwarted Japan from aggression. While the pact provided benefits to both countries, their ideological differences prevented an effective yet sincere alliance. Russia’s long economic objective proved them innocent in this matter, whereas Germany’s belligerent intension to conquer led to Operation Barbarossa.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.412How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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