THE USSR. DIPLOMATIC ASPECTS.(1921-1939) Cover Image


Author(s): Cristian Sandache
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Cugetarea
Keywords: the USSR; the League of Nations; Europe; diplomacy; Germany; geopolitics

Summary/Abstract: The foreign policy of the USSR in the interwar period was characterized by a realism that used the forces of the international Communism in accordance with the primordial interests of Stalinism. During this period, the USSR was the third industrial power in the world after USA and Germany. The installation of the National-Socialism in Germany caused a profound political change on the part of Stalin and also the Western democracies. These sought to defend themselves against a new German expansion and were suddenly much more forthcoming towards Moscow. The USSR was admitted to the League of Nations and signed mutual assistance pacts with France and Czechoslovakia. U.S. finally decided to recognize the Soviet government. On August 23rd, 1939, to the amazement of the whole world, the German-Soviet non-aggression pact was signed in the (Moscow) Kremlin, pact which had a secret protocol attached, that provided for the division of Poland between Germany and the USSR.

  • Issue Year: 21/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-98
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: French