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Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Pact That Shaped World War II

Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Pact That Shaped World War II

August 27, 2019

On the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Victor Davis Hanson reflects on how the short-lived German-Soviet treaty shaped the course of World War II — and what it revealed about the leadership styles of both Hitler and Stalin.