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1 If You Could Just Sign This For Me, Please… The Non-Aggression Pact of 1939 By: Josh Posante

2 Preparing For War In 1939, Adolph Hitler was preparing for war. (About.com) He was hoping to acquire Poland without force. (About.com)

3 Preparing For War Hitler didn’t want another two-front war. (textbook) Germany had previously fought a two-front war in WWI. (About.com)

4 Preparing For War Hitler refused to repeat the same mistakes as the ones made in WWI. He planned ahead and made a pact with the Soviets. August 14, 1939, German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, to arrange a deal. (About.com)

5 Getting Down To Business The two foreign ministers met and together arranged two pacts. The Economic Agreement & the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. (about.com)

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9 Getting Down To Business The Economic Agreement: Signed on august 19, 1939 It committed the Soviet Union to provide food and raw materials to the Germans in exchange for Furnished products such as machinery. (about.com)

10 Getting Down To Business Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: Signed 4 days after the economic agreement on August 23, 1939 Stated that the Soviet Union and Germany would not attack each other. (about.com)

11 Getting Down To Business This pact appeared to Guarantee the Soviet Union security on the country’s western and Baltic fronts. (WWII encyclopedia) If there was ever a problem between the two countries, the plan was for them to resolve it peacefully. It was designed to last for 10 years. (about.com)

12 Shhh… In addition to the two agreements, the two countries created a secrete protocol For the soviets agreeing to not join this possible future war, Germany gave the Soviets the Baltic states ( Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) (about.com)

13 Shhh… Poland was also to be divided These new territories gave the Soviet Union the protection that it needed to feel safe from an invasion from the west. (about.com)

14 Impacts 9/1/1939, Germany attacked Poland while the Soviets just stood by and watched. Just a couple days later, Britain declared war on Germany. (about.com) WORLD WAR TWO HAS NOW BEGUN

15 Those 10 Years Sure Flew By Fast! Two years later, Germany surprised the Soviet Union with an invasion on the 22 nd of June, 1941.

16 Quiz # 1) What two countries was the non- aggression pact between? #2) What was the other pact that the two countries arranged at the same time? #3) How long did the non-aggression pact take to be broken?

17 Bibliography Textbook: Lapansky-Werner; Roberts, Randy; Levy, Peter; Chavez, John R.; Taylor, Alan; Viola, Herman; Kinsella, Kate; Feldman, Kevin. United States History; Boston MA; Upper Saddle River, NJ; Prentice Hall, Print. WWII Encyclopedia: Russo-German Non-Aggression Pact; Encyclopedia of the Second World War Print. About.com:


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