Why Did Soviet Union Enter Ww2

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Why Soviet Union entered WW2 On September 1st, 1939, the World War II started by Germany's attack to Poland. The World War II ended on September 2nd, 1945 by Japanese's surrender. Soviet Union entered the World War II on June 22nd, 1941, and joined Allies. I believe there are three reasons to support why Soviet Union entered the World War II. These three reasons are Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, want more territories, and Hitler attacked Soviet Union. The first reason is that on 23 August 1939, Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, but Germany violated the pact immediately. This is important because Soviet Union and Germany can't attack each other by the non-aggression pact. However Germany …show more content…
This is important because at first German and Russia were alliance, and German wanted Russia to enjoy in the Axis power, but Russia wanted more territories that German could give, so Soviet Union didn't join the Axis power. According to John Boyer's The Plaid Avenger's World, it says, "Because of course, Russia then became the Soviet Union under Lenin's tutelage and, as the USSR grew in power, it wanted its Eastern European territories back." (John Boyer, 2009). This quotation means Soviet Union wanted their territories back. To take back territories was very hard, so Soviet Union entered the war to get back their land. According to Original texts of Soviet-German secret agreements, it says, "Protocol on Germany's renunciation of claims to the part of the territory of Lithuania indicated in the secret supplementary protocol of September 28, 1939. Signed by V. M. Molotov and Schulenburg on January l0, 1941." (Government of German and Soviet Union, 1939). This shows German agreed give Soviet Union a part of the territory. However, Soviet Union still didn't want join the Axis power because it wanted more territories than the territory German could give to them. According to Jennifer Rosenberg, she says, "The new territories gave the Soviet Union the buffer (in land) that it wanted to feel safe from an invasion from the West." (Jennifer Rosenberg). This quotation shows Soviet Union wanted new territories as …show more content…
This is important because Soviet Union had to protect itself from the attack. German attacked Soviet Union, so Soviet Union must attacked back. According to Earl F. Ziemke, he says, "On December 18, 1940, Hitler signed Führer Directive No. 21, subtitled " Operation Barbarossa. The directive, which was based on the work of several planning groups, was the strategic outline for a campaign against the Soviet Union." (Earl F. Ziemke). This quotation shows German's attack to Soviet Union is a long time plan. Hitler wanted to attack and hold Soviet Union. He prepared the attack for 1 year, and he didn't care about the non-aggression pact. If Soviet Union didn't fight back, the German will control it. According to Minister Winston Churchill’s Broadcast on The Soviet-German War, he says, "Then, suddenly, without declaration of war, without even an ultimatum, the German bombs rained down from the sky upon the Russian cities; the German troops violated the Russian frontiers and an hour later the German Ambassador, who till the night before was lavishing his assurances of friendship, almost of alliance, upon the Russians, called upon the Russian Foreign Minister to tell him that a state of war existed between Germany and Russia." (Winston Churchill, 1941). This means German suddenly attacked Soviet Union and broke the relationship between the two countries. Soviet Union suddenly entered the war with nearly no prepare. The

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