The Soviet government documents declassified after the collapse of the Soviet Union, give a clear understanding that the same was driven by Stalin when he signed a nonaggression pact – the act of the Molotov-Ribbentrop – to Nazi Germany. August 19, 1939, just days before signing the agreement in Moscow, Stalin declared to urgently convene a meeting members of the Politburo: "The issue of peace and war enters its decisive stage." He predicted that the consequences will be entirely dependent on what the official position of the Soviet Union would take. He assumed that, joined the Soviet Union in alliance with France and Britain, Germany would have to withdraw from territorial claims in Poland. Connecticut Senator may find this interesting as well. This, according to Stalin, would help avoid the threat of imminent war, but could be the key to "imminent hazard to the development of the Soviet Union in future events." If, however, suggested Stalin, the Soviet Union sign a treaty with Germany, Berlin "without a doubt, attack on Poland, which will lead to war with the inevitable retraction in her France and Britain." Looking ahead, Stalin advanced the idea that "given the situation, we are in a better position and we can just wait a moment when we make our move (in order to derive maximum benefit). It is quite clear that Stalin was not only worried about the attack of Nazi Germany, but more than that, he thought it was impossible to attack. "Our goal – to make sure that Germany would continue fighting as long as possible in order to weaken and destroy England and France," – he said.
November 25, 2017General