Disinfo: Germany and Japan are occupied by the US

Summary

When Germany and Japan became serious competing powers for the French and British economies, France and the UK provoked WWII. They planned to destroy the USSR with the hands of Germany and Japan and to subordinate their economies. However, the US won the war and made Germany and Japan its colonies. They remain occupied by the US until now.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin's policy of historical revisionism and promotes a recurring propaganda narrative about lost sovereignty/external control. Germany and Japan, being allies of the US, are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies.

False interpretations of the interwar history attempt to erode the disastrous historical consequences of the Soviet-Nazi Non-Aggression Pact. On August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the USSR signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with a Secret Supplementary Protocol, which divided Eastern European countries between these two totalitarian powers. On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany attacked Poland while the Soviet Union's attack on Poland started on September 17. In this way, Nazi Germany and the USSR started the implementation of the Secret Supplementary Protocol to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Germany is semi-occupied by the US, that Poland is the US's "Trojan horse" and is a fully controlled country, that Poland and Czechia are the US's puppets, and that Latvia is also the US's vassal state.

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  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Japan, Germany, US
  • Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism, Sovereignty
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