How Putin is trying to cheat the whole world about II World War!

Marcin Jankowski  •  7/January/2020 (05:54), update 7/January/2020 (11:52)
Recently, the Russian president has been trying to deceive the whole world by imposing everyone's public view on how World War II broke out and who was its leader, according to Putin. Quite wrongly and without support in historical facts, he threw into the global space that it was Poland's policy from 1930 - 1939 and not the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler that led to the outbreak of World War II. According to the groundless rhetoric of Vladimir Putin, Poland was in alliance with the Third Reich before the outbreak of World War II. In his speech, he also facilitates the entry of Red Army - September 17, 1939 - into Poland after earlier German aggression, defacting the next partition, occupying a significant area of the country. Why were the words of Vladimir Putin so spoken? How was it really?
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Why does Putin publicly negate historical facts about II World War?

When Putin came to power in Russia, and in principle he was brought to power by his political base, in the mid-1990s the great power of the Soviet Union was scarcely left. The country slumped in economic turmoil, and many Russians were unable to switch to new market realities where they had to work out everything. The best example of this was probably the disaster of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk. Although no official reason has been given to this day, it can be assumed that it was partly due to the underinvestment of the Russian navy and the notorious lack of money for military equipment. In fact, there was not enough money for everything ... and the Russians brushed with poverty.

Paradoxically, it was the Kursk disaster in the North Sea that was a turning point and brought Putin popularity because he had the opportunity to show all Russians that he is able to change living conditions for the better. At one point, everyone trusted him because they thought that he would be able to rebuild the former power and make Russia again be seen as a global power. In addition, dozens of years of communism left its mark on the Russians, a bit like in North Korea, and Putin's dictatorial rule did not cause them a problem.

First, many Russians remember the old days of the USSR with appreciation, when they could afford everything and their material status was at a higher level. Secondly, this society is used to the views imposed on them, I think they already have a rooted need to manage them. That is why Putin, called by some even tsar, was not a problem for them, provided they live better.

According to many commentators on world politics, Putin's words about Poland not as the leaders of World War II and the whitening of Stalin's actions of 1939 are to serve primarily internal affairs. Today's Russia is no longer the same as it was a few years ago. A large part of society turned their backs on Putin, and even his tough electorate. All because of the worsening financial situation of ordinary Russians. The economy of this country is still based on raw materials, especially oil, and in an increasingly worse condition. Putin knows that he must do something great to make the Russians trust him again in the next presidential election. Perhaps it will be an annexation of Belarus, or maybe a political dispute on the international stage with Poland, or maybe a bit of everything and more...

How was it really with the outbreak of World War II? Who started the aggression in 1939 in Europe?

The defeat of Germany in World War I in the years 1914–1918 led to many internal changes in the country, primarily the loss of territory and the reduction of the armed forces to a minimum sufficient to possibly defend. Many Germans suffered poverty and because of this the entire nation felt humiliated because already at that time the Germans were convinced of their superiority and sought to rule the world. By joining World War I, they felt very confident and were convinced of their success in the war with the Allied states. For the Germans, the symbol of the defeat in the Great War was the Versailles Treaty of 1919 ending the First World War, which they were forced to sign by the Allies. It was one of the worst moments in modern German history.

Only Adolf Hitler's rise to power was to change the Versailles system in Europe and it was on the basis of this social discontent, skillfully using it, he became the chancellor of Germany. Secondly, right-wing parties in Germany, mainly NSDAP with Adolf Hitler at the forefront, combined the defeat of Germany in World War I with the influence of Jews and the left on world politics as if they were the cause of all the failures of Germany and other central states.

Why did Adolf Hitler come to power? Many political elites in Germany at that time associated Adolf Hitler's coming to power with the possibility of rebuilding the country's military and economic power after the defeat of 1918, revising the borders with Poland, and also including Austria in the great Reich. In fact, as early as 1933, Hitler presented his program for the development of Germany on the international stage, in which he presented his plans for the future, i.e. the destruction of the Jews, the subordination of the Slavs, among others. Poles and their Germanisation and made plans for a war with Bolshevism in Russia and their total destruction.

Initially, many Western European countries, especially Great Britain, did not perceive the threat in foreign policy created by Hitler, on the contrary, they even enabled Hitler to pursue his own goals through a passive attitude. They thought that various treaties and concessions for Germany would help preserve peace on the European continent without provoking Adolf Hitler into uncontrolled movements. Hitler, however, made very good use of it and in small steps, piece by piece, it achieved its intended goals as annexations of other states and, ultimately, the start of World War II. As it turned out in later years, such a policy of Great Britain and France was very short-sighted.

Adolf Hitler played a very skillful policy with everyone. Although his greatest enemy was the Bolshevik Soviet Union, in 1933 he signed peace agreements with him. A year later, he did the same with Poland, signing a declaration on non-violence in Polish-German relations. This was supposed to dull the vigilance of all countries, and at the same time raise Germany's prestige on the international stage by engaging in politics within Europe.

The following years are just continuous events that led Germany and the rest of Europe to the great armed conflict. Already in 1935 Hitler introduced the duty of military service and increased the number of German armed forces, which were to be the most important element of future conquests. In 1936, a shock for all of Europe was Germany's entry into the demilitarized Rhineland, which was disconnected from the Reich under the Peace Treaty of Versailles. In fact, this only met with diplomatic opposition and a lack of military response from France or Great Britain, and thus confirmed Hitler that no one would prevent him from creating a great Germany.

In March 1938, Austria was annexed by force to the German Reich. In fact, Hitler actually forced it on the authorities in Vienna after the Wehramcht's earlier entry into this Alpine country. Hitler, seeing the lack of reaction of Western states to his aggressive policy, practically immediately began preparations for the next partition and annexation of Czechoslovakia to Germany.

The first stage was the inclusion of the Sudetenland after the Munich conference, which was attended by Germany, Great Britain and France as well as Italy as a conciliator. In fact, the European powers at the time, and specifically the United Kingdom, hope that the transfer of part of Czechoslovakia to the Third Reich will help preserve peace, they agreed to annex these areas and forcibly imposed a new solution on Prague. Adolf Hitler, however, did not stop at only part and in the first months of 1939 occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia - they included it in Germany, and in Slovakia created the first puppet state entirely subordinated to the Third Reich.

After all, the time has come for territorial demands for Poland, which were the basis of Germany's revisionist policy after 1918. In the plans of Adolf Hitler, Poland was only a stage to the future conflict with the Soviet Union. Hitler, however, knew that Poland would not make any rare concessions and would not join the alliance with the Third Reich in the war with Stalin. That is why in the first months of 1939 he first demanded the surrender of Gdańsk to Germany and then terminated the non-aggression agreement with Poland. Even then Hitler was convinced of the war with Poland, which he explained to his commanders with the need to gain a new living space for the Germans.

In the following months, the worst event that struck everyone on the road to war was the signing of August 23, 1939, i.e. a few days before the outbreak of World War II, of the German-Soviet non-aggression agreement. For Adolf Hitler and at the same time Stalin, this system was a masking element and which allowed the partition of Poland by the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. Although it was officially said that it was only a peace pact, it was in fact a secret division of zones in Poland, which Germany and the USSR were to control after September 1939.

Ultimately, the German invasion of Poland took place on September 1, 1939, at the same time initiating World War II. The worst act of war tragedy in Poland took place on September 17, 1939. On that day, the Red Army of the Soviet Union, ruled by communist dictator Józef Stalin, without any real basis and under a previously signed secret treaty with Germany, entered Poland, asking it a blow to the back. As many historians write, this Soviet aggression against Poland cannot be justified in any way. The more so that the Soviet Union, led by Stalin and today's Russia, had several agreements with demarcation with Poland and non-aggression agreements that were still in force. Nobody on the Polish side expected such a shameful move. Thus, the Soviet Union (today's Russia) by attack on Poland on September 17, 1939, showed that it did not respect any international agreements.

The final defeat of Poland was inevitable with this turn of events. Although it was believed until the last minute among Polish political and military elites that this terrible conflict would still be won and France and Great Britain would come to the rescue. Nothing like this happened, and in addition Poland was attacked from the east, which resulted not from the willingness to help but only from the will of Stalin to subordinate new territories in Europe.

Bearing in mind these quite fresh events from 1939 in the memory of Poles, one cannot be surprised by the reaction to Putin's words, which, as it turns out, have nothing to do with the reality that took place in September of the fateful year. To this day, many historians point to the passive attitude of Poland's allies - that is, France and Great Britain - on whose help they were counted on and who did not take any step in stopping German aggression.

Great Patriotic War - the great war of the Soviet Union with the Third Reich

The Great Patriotic War is the time when the Soviet Union joined the Allied states after the attack of Nazi Germany and its allies in 1941. Even Stalin did not expect Hitler to make the decision to attack so quickly. The first months of the war showed a significant advantage of German forces and its allies. It was only material aid of the Allied states and the effort of the people of the Soviet Union alone that allowed the German army to stop near Moscow and turn the tide of war. We will not go too deeply into the military aspect of this war here, but we will look at it from the political side.

To this day, the propaganda of the Soviet Union states that only the economic and military effort of the USSR alone allowed the procession of troops to stop under Nazi banners further east. The truth is, however, that if not for the help of the Allied states - Great Britain and the USA - then the fate of this war could have happened differently.

Why was the phrase Great Patriotic War used in the USSR propaganda regarding World War II? The answer is very simple. Stalin refused to admit that the Red Army had already participated in World War II and actively participated in the fighting. According to Soviet propaganda, Germany's attack has only just begun this conflict, which is absolutely not true. After all, as early as 1939, the Soviets attacked defenseless Poland in mid-September, when they had no chance of any defense with the Red Army, without declaring war and after breaking all possible international agreements. Then the USSR attacked Finland in the same way in November 1939. The Winter War, because this is what the Soviet-Finnish war is called in history, ended in March 1940 formally with the Soviet victory, but eventually Finland managed to maintain its independence.

We could list even more similar examples that would not have enough space in this article. The casual reader must realize that the Soviet Union had one advantage over others, i.e. enormous human resources, but with which Stalinist times were completely neglected. According to the literature, up to 20 million citizens of the Soviet Union could have died during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. Most of them were sacrificed by the Soviet authorities in the name of the victory of communism over fascism.
The author of this news site is Marcin Jankowski. On the UniMarter blog about the European Parliament with news about the European Union and about the European elections, messages published by the EP press office or from various publicly available press agencies are published. Selected articles are author's blog publications or have been partially rewritten, which has been marked. The UniMarter blog was created in the era of online media to publish reliable and valuable news about the European Union, and in particular about the work of the European Parliament, which was the result of the author's analysis and private interests.
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