Under the Shadow of Stalin and Hitler (World War II and the Fate of the European Nations, 1939-1941)

Tzvetkov, Plamen S. (2014) Under the Shadow of Stalin and Hitler (World War II and the Fate of the European Nations, 1939-1941). Under the Shadow of Stalin and Hitler, 1-5 . New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

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The book deals with practically all the European countries during the provisional alliance between Stalin and Hitler from the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, to the preemptive assault of National Socialist Germany on Communist Russia on June 22, 1941. Events and developments are examined in a strictly chronological order, in order to demonstrate the links and influences between them. The author tries to give an answer to such questions as who bore the main responsibility for the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe, who was more aggressive: Stalin or Hitler, what brought the Soviet-Nazi alliance to an end. Special attention is paid to the annihilation of many European countries chiefly by Hitler and Stalin, to the impact of totalitarian aggression on the every day life of most Europeans, to the extermination practices of Russian Communism and German National Socialism, as well as to the fundamental identity of the two ideologies and political regimes to each other.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain, Churchill, Daladier, Reynaud, de Gaulle, Franklin Roosevelt, Petain, World War II, World War I, Second World War, First World War, Soviet-Nazi Alliance, Nonaggression Pact, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Treaty for Friendship and for the Border, Three-Power Pact, Balkans, Scandinavia, Iberia, Central Europe, Russia, Soviet Union, USSR, Germany, Reich, Third Reich, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Eire, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Japan, Franco, Salazar, Leopold III, Hubert Pierlot, Mannerheim, Nygaardsvold, Risto Ryti, Haakon VII, Christian X, Stauning, Quisling, George VI, Carol II, Ion Antonescu, Ismet Inonu, Dusan Simovic, Boris III, Bogdan Filov, Ioannis Metaxas, Gustav V, Per Albin Hansson, Eamon de Valera, Rydz-Smigly, Tiso, Tuka, Horthy, Molotov, Zhukov, Timoshenko, Halder, Brauchitsch, List, Werth, Hess, Goering, Ciano, Koryzis, Tsouderos, Tsolakoglou, Papagos, Smetona, Kreve-Mickevicius, Ulmanis, Pats, Beck, Sikorski, Zaleski, Wilhelmina, Charlotte, Teleki, Manoilescu, Gafencu, Sima, Tatarescu, Cincar-Markovic, Prince Paul, Macek, Cvetkovic, Peter II, Pavelic, Matsuoka
Subjects:History.Archaeology > Modern world history
ID Code:2243
Deposited By: Prof. Plamen S. Tzvetkov
Deposited On:31 Jul 2014 08:23
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 09:40

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