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The world was amazed when Hitler and Stalin formed an alliance in August 1939. But would it last? Watch this video to find out more.

The Nazi-Soviet Pact

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Key points

  • April 1939 - Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia. Stalin suggested that Russia, France and Britain form an alliance against Germany.
  • Negotiations dragged on for 4 months.
  • 23rd August 1939 - Hitler made the Nazi-Soviet pact with Stalin. This was a promise not to go to war with each other, and a secret promise to invade Poland.
  • It was a marriage of convenience until Hitler invaded Russia in 1941.

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