Posted 5 months ago on Feb. 8, 2021, 4:56 a.m. EST by grapes
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"Irritatingly, for example, the second world war in Europe did not begin when the Nazis victimised the Soviets in 1941, but in 1939, with the German invasion of Poland. German aggression was aided by the Molotov-Ribbentrop (or Hitler-Stalin) Pact of the same year.
In its wake, Stalin assisted Hitler in carving up Poland in 1939, before waging war on Finland in 1939-40, and moving to take over Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, as well as Bessarabia and the Northern Bukovina in 1940. The brutality of these annexations – the arrests, deportations, executions – prevent an unambiguously positive narrative of the Soviet Union’s second world war."
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/geneva-convention Nazi Germany's U-boat followed the Geneva Convention during the extremely cold winter of 1939-1940. The U.S.S.R. under Stalin didn't sign the Geneva Convention so Nazi German military viewed and treated the Soviet civilians as subhuman. Not abiding by international rules has consequences, repercussions, and reverberations of revenge.