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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"I raise you two neutrals"
Extent1 item
Published byPicture Post
Date06 Jan 1940
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
NotesNotes: A secret codex to the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of August 1939 to divide the Baltic states up into spheres of influence. On September 28th 1939 Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia all signed an agreement with Russia which allowed Soviet bases in their country. These nations theoretically remained neutral and sovereign states but in reality were subject to Soviet 'influence'. Finland refused and was invaded by Russia on 30 November. Soviet influence in the Baltic (necessary to Stalin for valuable ports) was traded for German influence in Poland.
SubjectsBaltic Republics
International relations
Nazi-Soviet Pact
World War 1939-1945
card games
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
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