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February 25th, 2014 Posted in News

A similar agreement was concluded in the same year, and Czechoslovakia. Changing the policy of the USSR made it possible to change the strategy and the Comintern in the summer of 1935 at its VII Congress took a course on deployment of anti-fascist struggle. A new strategy of the USSR was in conjunction with the Western countries to fight against "warmongers". Attitude to the Soviet-French agreement was in France a very cool, it was ratified by the French parliament a year later. Serious doubts about the real significance of the agreements were related to the fact that the USSR had no common border with Germany. To meet their obligations under the contract, his troops were to be passed through the territory of Poland or Romania. Government and one on either side feared the Soviet Union more than Germany and flatly refused to make any promises about the possible passage of Soviet troops through their territory.

When it began mass repression of the commanders of the Red Army, Soviet military capabilities was evaluated very low. Military alliance with it began to seem unimportant. France, in the end, abandoned the policy of collective security and prefer to go after the British policy of appeasement. Signing of the Munich Agreement showed the Soviet unrealistic expectations on the management of a collective security system. USSR was not even invited to the Munich conference. Soviet-French and Soviet-Czechoslovak treaties were meaningless securities. For the Soviet leadership, it was a sign that the Soviet Union are trying to move from active participation in European affairs. Soon after France signed an agreement with Germany, almost equivalent non-aggression pact.

In Moscow, it was seen as an attempt to direct German aggression eastward against the USSR. As a result, never became a close perspective, the apparent Soviet leadership is particularly unacceptable: a solution to all conflicts between "Imperialist countries" by the Soviet Union. Exacerbation of conflicts with Japan made these suspicions more valid: the summer of 1938, Japanese troops invaded the Soviet Union at Lake Hassan. In the face of German aggression in the West and Japan in the east of the USSR is under threat of war on two fronts. In the Soviet government start thinking about the need to review foreign policy. Losing hope possibility of collective resistance to Germany, imbued with a deep distrust of politics in England and France, the Soviet leadership began to seek a rapprochement with Germany. The latter, for its part, too, sought a rapprochement with USSR. After the seizure of Bohemia and Moravia, the main object of the claims of Germany became Poland. Hitler tried to play here and the Munich scenario, but Britain and France clearly refused to discuss his claims and gave assurances Poland. By attacking her, Germany risked to be at war with Britain and France. Although Poland and Hitler was not considered as a serious military adversary, capture its deduced Germany on the border with the Soviet Union, whose position is such way to have a decisive …

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