Poles Murdered in USSR Pre-WWII

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Re: Poles Murdered in USSR Pre-WWII

Post by wm » 30 Aug 2019 07:11

All of them. Hitler was the only one who at least claimed he was ready to accept the post-ww1 borders.

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Re: Poles Murdered in USSR Pre-WWII

Post by SloveneLiberal » 30 Aug 2019 10:44

WM are you really sure that Weimar republic foreign policy was aimed at giving Warshaw to Stalin just that they will be able to correct border with Poland? That would mean in the case of internal strugle in Germany which was always on the table SU would be able to directly support comnunist revolution. And with weak Weimar army? They would be "mad as a hatter" if that would be true. Maybe general Schleicher was having this in mind because he was for coalition governament in Germany with communists included and for alliance between SU and Germany. But i would like to see proof.
On the other hand i do not believe at all Stresemann or Brunning were in favour of such scenario.

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Re: Poles Murdered in USSR Pre-WWII

Post by wm » 01 Sep 2019 12:14

The politicians merely followed the sentiments of the German population, they didn't want to die for the former borders but weren't ready to accept the post-ww1 ones - so they usually declared their intentions to recover the lost territories by peaceful means.
Generally, they had many more pressing problems at hand that the borders.

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