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23 August 1939

23 August: Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and its Consequences

The German-Soviet non-aggression treaty dated 23rd of August 1939 instituted the supremacy of Germany and Soviet Union over South-Eastern Europe and prepared the beginning of the second world war. The pact contained a secret additional protocol, known only after 1945, envisaging, at item 2, a new dividing of Poland. Article 3 affirmed the interest of the soviet party for Bessarabia, Northern Bukovina and the total political lack of interest of Germany towards South-Eastern Europe.  
 

23 August 1939

23 August: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

01 September 1939

1 September: Germany begins the Second World War with its invasion of Poland