Poland and the outbreak of War

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  • Created on: 31-05-15 14:18

Soon after the beginning of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, Hitler decided to invade Poland. What gave him confidence?

  • The Pact allowed him to deal with the Polish problem without having to worry about a possible Soviet attack.
  • The British and French guarantees of support for Poland in April 1939 were too late to convince him that they really were willing to go to war.
  • The policy of appeasement had given him the impression that the British and French Governments would agree to almost anything in order to prevent another war with Germany.
  • Even if war was declared, Poland was too far away for Britain and France…


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