Disinfo: Europe signed alliances with Hitler, but it speaks only about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Summary

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed 80 years ago. Despite the fact that Europe also signed alliances with Hitler, it keeps silent about them.

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This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by the statements that other European countries signed various international agreements with Germany after Adolf Hitler came into power.

It is impossible to compare the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with various agreements signed between Germany and other European countries throughout the 1930s. There is no historical evidence that these agreements contained any secret protocols, which assumed common aggressive actions of Germany and these countries against third parties. The relations between European powers and Hitler's Germany has also been subject to public debate, where harsh criticism has been forwarded concerning the actions of pre-war European leaders.

The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a mutual decision of two totalitarian regimes (Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR) aimed at the division of Eastern and Central Europe between these two powers. It is a proven fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact enabled the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in the occupation of this country by Germany and USSR, triggering the beginning of WWII.

Read similar examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning this issue - Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact thwarted the UK’s expansionist plans in Europe, The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not violate the rights of the Polish state, The shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history.

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  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Poland, Germany, Russia
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, West, Historical revisionism, WWII, Adolf Hitler, Europe
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