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The Nazi-Soviet Pact (Notes and Bibliography)

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 05:39 PM by avon

These are the notes and bibliography to accompany this blog post.

1. The full text of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, including the appended secret protocols, can be found in Ronald Grigor Suny (ed.), The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents, (Oxford, 2003), pp. 301-303. This same volume has the added attraction of the succinctly titled ĎMemorandum of a Conversation Held on the Night of August 23rd to 24th, Between the Reich Foreign Minister, on the One Hand,...
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The Nazi-Soviet Pact.

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 05:38 PM by avon

The pact that resulted from Adolf Hitlerís offer of a deal to Joseph Stalin in August 1939, more than any other, is one of the most controversial incidents in the history of twentieth-century diplomacy. [1] This pact, more than any other single event, gave Hitler the green-light for war by freeing him from the likelihood of war on two fronts and thus, making his invasion of Poland inevitable. Historically, Stalinís motives for an alliance with Hitler have been, and remain, highly contested....
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