The Nazi-Soviet pact
The Nazi-Soviet Pact was a pact signed by the USSR and Germany. It was a pact to say that Russia and Germany would not go to war with one another and to secretly split up Poland between them. This Pact shocked the world as Russia was communist and Germany Fascist. Fascists and communists hated each other.
Why did Stalin sign the Nazi-Soviet pact?
There were a number of reasons as to why Stalin signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact:
- In April 1939, Stalin suggested an alliance of Russia, France and Britain against Germany. Negotiations dragged on because; Chamberlain did not like communism and Stalin did not believe France and Britain would stand against Germany
Why did Hitler sign the Nazi-Soviet pact?
- Hitler signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact to take a possible ally against him, Russia, away from Britain and France
- He also signed it because he wouldn't have been able to invade Poland without having Russia on side as it may have resulted in a war with Russia AND Poland!