The Nazi-Soviet Pact: who should Stalin make an agreement with?

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Reasons not to form an alliance with Britain and France

  • Alliance with Britain and France  might not prevent war with Germany; if it didn't Russia might bear the brunt of the fighting
  • Stalin suspected that Britain favoured a war between Russia and Germany
  • Britain and France had repeatedly appeased Hitler and shown little enthusiasm for collective security against fascism
  • They excluded Russia from the Munich Conference
  • Britain and France were not prepared to accept Russia taking territory or having an influence


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