Disinfo: American analysts decided to restore the territory of the Third Reich

Summary

It looks like some American analysts decided to restore the territory of the Third Reich. It means that after Kaliningrad, about 30% of the Polish territory will become German (Olsztyn, Silesia, Pomerania). It is a very dangerous game – fortunately, there are no sides interested in this scenario in Berlin, but for sure, if it is necessary, such people will appear.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative attempting to link the United States and the European Union with Nazism, Fascism, and continuation of aggressive policies of Hitler and the Third Reich. The accusation of Nazism is a popular propaganda technique used by pro-Kremlin outlets as explained in our following analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.

The recent article of Wes Martin in the Washington Times on Mike Pompeo’s visit to several post-Soviet countries does not contain any information that the United States is “planning to restore the territory of the Third Reich passing the Kaliningrad region and 30% of Polish territory under the German control”. This statement should be perceived as a clear conspiracy theory.

See similar disinformation cases such as Europe is becoming Nazi againBaltic states openly glorify NazismPoles are stoking nationalist sentiment in Ukraine in order to annex Kyiv and the EU continues aggressive policies of Nazi Germany.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Kaliningrad, WWII, US presence in Europe, Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist

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