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Под сянката на Сталин и Хитлер
Under the Shadow of Stalin and Hitler

World War Two and the Fate of European Nations, 1939-1941. Vol. 5. Who to Whom?

Author(s): Plamen Tzvetkov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Geopolitics
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: World War Two; Second World War; WWII; Nazi Germany; Third Reich; Adolf Hitler; Nazi-Soviet Alliance; Operation Retribution; Battle of Greece; Axis occupation of Greece; Capture of Crete; Balkan Campaign of Germany; 1941 Iraqi coup d'état
Summary/Abstract: The fifth volume, the last of the Under the shadow of Stalin and Hitler series dedicated to the fate of the European nationas during Stalin's alliance with Hitler, describes the military coup in Belgrade, the preparations for the attack and destruction of Yugoslavia, the occupation regime in Belgium, the surrender of Greece, the bargain for the new boundaries of Southeastern Europe, the anti-British uprising in Iraq, and Stalin's decision to take over the post of a leader of the Soviet Union, the fall of Crete, Hitler's talks with Boris III, Ante Pavelic and Ion Antonescu, and the German Declaration of War against Russia. In the final "Conclusions and lessons", the author shares: "Without the Soviet-Nazi Alliance created by the Nazy-Soviet Pact of August 23, 1939, World War II in Europe would never have erupted. This alliance predetermines the position of forces on a global scale for the next half century. The ultimate winner of World War II is Stalin. The strategic winner, however, is the United States, but democracy will fully realize its victory only with the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 and the end of Communism in Eastern Europe. "

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-535-944-6
  • Page Count: 1042
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bulgarian