What Tactics Were Used In Operation Barbarossa

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The Invasion of the Soviet Union After World War I the Treaty of Versailles placed harsh conditions on Germany as they had to take the blame of World War I and had the majority of their land seized from them. World War II began on September 1st 1939 when Adolf Hitler declared war on Poland and then two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany. The Soviet Union was the Nazi’s biggest allies and Germany wanted to take Russia’s land to provide Germany’s population with living area. Operation Barbarossa was their biggest and most successful tactic used over the period of World War II. The invasion of Russia in 1941 directly led to Germany’s defeat. This can be seen through the relationship between Germany and Russia, why did Hitler want to invade Russia, what tactics were used in Operation Barbarossa and how did the Soviet Union react to the invasion and how did the…show more content…
On August 23rd 1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and agreed to sign the Nazi Soviet Pact. Hitler wanted to sign the pact because he knew he would not be able to attack Poland without Russia. Stalin signed the pact because he knew that France, Britain and Russia would not be able to fight Germany and win. Stalin and Hitler came to a conclusion that they would attack Poland together and they would share the land after their win. Signing of the Nazi Soviet Pact meant that the Soviet Union and Germany could not go to war between themselves hence they could not take each other’s land. In source 2 it can be seen that Hitler and Stalin are deliberating on how they are going to attack Poland and how they are going to share the land between them. It also represents that they had no plan of breaking the pact by going to war on each other. However the Nazi Soviet Pact fell to pieces in June 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The Nazi Soviet Pact was signed by Hitler and Stalin for benefits of each other in

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