Invasion of Poland

In Sep 1939, unlikely allies Germany and Soviet Union jointly invaded Poland, starting the war in Europe. Over five million would die during the German-Soviet invasion, the occupations, and the later Soviet invasion, which represented a staggering 14% of the Polish population.

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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

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