On 23rd August 1939, the German Foreign minister and Soviet Foreign minister signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact.
- The Soviets and Germans agreed not to fight each other in the event of war in Europe.
- Both powers secretly agreed to divide up Polish territory should war occur.
- Hitler gave Stalin a free hand to occupy part of Romania and the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
The news of the Nazi-Soviet Pact shocked…