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Two Peace Treaties: Brest-Litovsk, March 1918 and Versailles, June 1919

The Brest-Litovsk and Versailles peace treaties were two sides of the same coin for Germany. Germany imposed the Brest-Litovsk Treaty on the Soviets and then had onerous conditions imposed on them at Versailles. There are remarkable similarities in the two … Continue reading

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The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact 1939: Bismarck’s Final Triumph

              The most audacious diplomatic pact of the twentieth century was between Nazi Germany and the USSR: the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (23rd Aug 1939). It was audacious but stood in the tradition of German foreign … Continue reading

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