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German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact
The German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact
German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact
(German: Deutsch-polnischer Nichtangriffspakt; Polish: Polsko-niemiecki pakt o nieagresji) was an international treaty between Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
and the Second Polish Republic, signed on January 26, 1934. Both countries pledged to resolve their problems by bilateral negotiations and to forgo armed conflict for a period of ten years. It effectively normalized relations between Poland and Germany, which were previously strained by border disputes arising from the territorial settlement in the Treaty
Treaty
of Versailles. Germany effectively recognized Poland's borders and moved to end an economically damaging customs war between the two countries that had taken place over the previous decade. Before 1933 Poland had worried that some sort of alliance would take place between Germany and the Soviet Union, to the detriment of Poland
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Hans-adolf Von Moltke
Hans-Adolf Helmuth Ludwig Erdmann Waldemar von Moltke (November 29, 1884 in Oppeln - March 22, 1943 in Madrid) was land owner in Silesia and German Ambassador in Poland during the Weimar Republic and under Hitler up to the fall of Poland.[1]Contents1 Life 2 Polish War Guilt 3 Genealogy 4 ReferencesLife[edit] Moltke studied law and joined the Foreign Service in 1913. During the years of 1920 to 1922, Moltke represented the German Foreign Office at the Allied Commission of the Upper Silesia plebiscite in Oppeln and from 1922 to 1924 at the Joint Commission for Upper Silesia. From 1924 to 1928, he served as Counselor at the Embassy of Constantinople. From 1931 to the German occupation of Poland in 1939 he was ambassador in Warsaw. He then returned to the Foreign Office in Berlin where he head the Archive Commission for the evaluation of captured files
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Joachim Ribbentrop
Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop
Joachim von Ribbentrop
(30 April 1893 – 16 October 1946), more commonly known as Joachim von Ribbentrop, was Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1938 until 1945. Ribbentrop first came to Adolf Hitler's notice as a well-travelled businessman with more knowledge of the outside world than most senior Nazis and as an authority on world affairs. He offered his house for the secret meetings in January 1933 that resulted in Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany. He became a close confidant of Hitler, to the disgust of some party members, who thought him superficial and lacking in talent
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Gustav Stresemann
 Gustav Stresemann (help·info) (10 May 1878 – 3 October 1929) was a German statesman who served as Chancellor in 1923 (for a brief period of 102 days) and Foreign Minister 1923–1929, during the Weimar Republic. He was co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
in 1926. His most notable achievement was the reconciliation between Germany and France, for which he and Aristide Briand
Aristide Briand
received the Nobel Peace Prize. During a period of political instability and fragile, short-lived governments, he was generally seen as the most influential cabinet member in most of the Weimar Republic's existence
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Czechoslovak
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia[1] (/ˌtʃɛkoʊsloʊˈvækiə, -kə-, -slə-, -ˈvɑː-/;[2][3] Czech and Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko[4][5]), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Slovakia
on 1 January 1993. From 1939 to 1945, following its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, the state did not de facto exist but its government-in-exile continued to operate. From 1948 to 1990, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
was part of the Soviet bloc with a command economy. Its economic status was formalized in membership of Comecon
Comecon
from 1949 and its defense status in the Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
of May 1955
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Franco-Polish Military Alliance
The Franco-Polish alliance was the military alliance between Poland and France
France
that was active between 1921[citation needed] and 1940. During the interwar period the alliance with Poland
Poland
was one of the cornerstones of French foreign policy. Near the end of that period, along with the Franco-British Alliance, it was the basis for the creation of the Allies of World War II.Contents1 Background 2 Interwar 3 1939 4 See also 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] See also: Franco-Polish alliance (1524) Already, during the France-Habsburg rivalry
France-Habsburg rivalry
that started in the 16th century, France
France
had tried to find allies to the east of Austria
Austria
and hoped to ally with Poland
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League Of Nations
The League of Nations
League of Nations
(abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations [la sɔsjete de nɑsjɔ̃] abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War
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Neville Chamberlain
Arthur Neville Chamberlain
Neville Chamberlain
FRS (/ˈtʃeɪmbərlɪn/; 18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his foreign policy of appeasement, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement
Munich Agreement
in 1938, conceding the German-speaking Sudetenland
Sudetenland
region of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
to Germany
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Paul Von Hindenburg
Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg ( listen (help·info)), known generally as Paul von Hindenburg (German: [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ( listen); 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a Generalfeldmarschall
Generalfeldmarschall
and statesman who commanded the German military during the second half of World War I
World War I
before later being elected President of the German Reich in 1925. He played the key role in the Nazi "Seizure of Power" in January 1933 when, under pressure, he appointed Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
chancellor of a "Government of National Concentration", even though the Nazis were a minority in cabinet. Hindenburg retired from the army for the first time in 1911, but was recalled shortly after the outbreak of World War I
World War I
in 1914
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Sudetenland
The Sudetenland
Sudetenland
(/suːˈdeɪtənlænd/ ( listen); German: [zuˈdeːtn̩ˌlant]; Czech and Slovak: Sudety; Polish: Kraj Sudecki) is the historical German name for the northern, southern, and western areas of former Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
which were inhabited primarily by Sudeten Germans. These German speakers had predominated in the border districts of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia
Czech Silesia
from the time of the Austrian Empire. The word "Sudetenland" did not come into existence until the early 20th century and did not come to prominence until after the First World War, when the German-dominated Austria-Hungary
Austria-Hungary
was dismembered and the Sudeten Germans
Sudeten Germans
found themselves living in the new country of Czechoslovakia
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Free City Of Danzig
The Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
(German: Freie Stadt Danzig; Polish: Wolne Miasto Gdańsk) was a semi-autonomous city-state that existed between 1920 and 1939, consisting of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
port of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) and nearly 200 towns and villages in the surrounding areas. It was created on 15 November 1920[1][2] in accordance with the terms of Article 100 (Section XI of Part III) of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles after the end of World War I. The Free City included the city of Danzig and other nearby towns, villages, and settlements that had been primarily inhabited by Germans
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Four Power Pact
The Four-Power Pact also known as a Quadripartite Agreement was an international treaty initialed on June 7, 1933, and signed on July 15, 1933, in the Palazzo Venezia, Rome. The pact was not ratified by France's Parliament.[1]Contents1 Purpose of the Four-Power Pact 2 Outcome of the Four-Power Pact 3 The Four-Power Pact and Hitler 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksPurpose of the Four-Power Pact[edit] March 19, 1933 Benito Mussolini called for the creation of the Four-Power Pact as a better means of insuring international security. Under this plan, smaller nations would have less of a voice in Great Power politics. Representatives of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy signed a diluted version of Premier Benito Mussolini's Four-Power Pact proposal. Mussolini’s chief motive in suggesting the pact was the wish for closer Franco-Italian relations. If Mussolini’s purpose of the pact was to calm Europe’s nerves, he achieved the opposite result
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Polish Corridor
The Polish Corridor
Polish Corridor
(German: Polnischer Korridor; Polish: Pomorze, Korytarz polski), also known as Danzig Corridor, Corridor to the Sea or Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Corridor, was a territory located in the region of Pomerelia
Pomerelia
(Pomeranian Voivodeship, eastern Pomerania, formerly part of West Prussia), which provided the Second Republic of Poland (1920–1939) with access to the Baltic Sea, thus dividing the bulk of Germany
Germany
from the province of East Prussia. The Free City of Danzig (now the Polish city of Gdańsk) was separate from both Poland
Poland
and Germany
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Reichstag (Weimar Republic)
The Reichstag (English: Diet of the Realm[1]) was a legislative body of Weimar Germany (the "German Reich") from 1919, when it succeeded the Weimar National Assembly, until the Nazi takeover in 1933.Contents1 Overview 2 Home 3 Elections results 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksOverview[edit] Although German constitutional commentators consider only the Reichstag and now the Bundestag
Bundestag
to be the German parliament, in fact since 1871 Germany has been governed by a bicameral legislature, of which the Reichstag served as a lower house and the Reichsrat (after 1949 the Bundesrat) as the upper house. Constitutionally, the Reichsrat represented the governments of the federal German states. According to the 1919 Weimar Constitution, the members of the Reichstag were to be elected by general universal suffrage according to the principle of proportional representation. Votes were cast for nationwide party lists
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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