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It was only in 1989 that the Soviet Union admitted the existence of the secret protocol of the German-Soviet pact regarding the planned divisions of these territories. Germany and the future of Europe after the war. 23 August, divided the whole of eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. Romania, was to be joined to the Moldovan SSR, and become the Moldovan SSR under control of Moscow. The pact was reached two days after the breakdown of Soviet military talks with British and French representatives in August 1939 over a potential Franco-Anglo-Soviet alliance.
German officials stated that, unlike Britain, Germany could permit the Soviets to continue their developments unmolested, and that “there is one common element in the ideology of Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union: opposition to the capitalist democracies of the West”. By that time, Molotov had obtained information regarding Anglo-German negotiations and a pessimistic report from the Soviet ambassador in France. 21 August, the Soviets proposed adjournment of military talks using the pretext that the absence of the senior Soviet personnel at the talks interfered with the autumn manoeuvres of the Soviet forces, though the primary reason was the progress being made in the Soviet-German negotiations. Stalin telegrammed Hitler that night that the Soviets were willing to sign the pact and that he would receive Ribbentrop on 23 August. Stalin may also have viewed the pact as gaining time in an eventual war with Hitler in order to reinforce the Soviet military and shifting Soviet borders westwards, which would be militarily beneficial in such a war. They further traded toasts, with Stalin proposing a toast to Hitler’s health and Ribbentrop proposing a toast to Stalin. Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, followed by co-ordination with German forces in Poland.
Russia and Poland drawn up by a commission of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. In August 1939, Stalin declared that he was going to “solve the Baltic problem, and thereafter, forced Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to sign treaties for “mutual assistance. After this campaign, Stalin took actions to modify training and improve propaganda efforts in the Soviet military. Soviet NKVD troops raided border posts in the Baltic countries. Stalin claimed that the mutual assistance treaties had been violated, and gave six-hour ultimatums for new governments to be formed in each country, including lists of persons for cabinet posts provided by the Kremlin. 34,250 Latvians, 75,000 Lithuanians and almost 60,000 Estonians were deported or killed.