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Why Adolf Hitler Invaded Poland In 1939

The invasion of Poland was an attack on the Republic of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union which marked the beginning of World War II. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after signing a Pact with the Soviet Union, and one day after the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union had approved the pact.

Adolf Hitler invaded Poland to regain lost territory and ultimately rule their neighbor to the east. The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war.

The invasion of Poland occurred almost exactly 25 years after the start of World War I in August 1914. That war ended in Germany's defeat, and in 1919 the victorious allies carved up territory that had been part of Germany, Austria-Hungary (Germany's defeated ally), and Russia. One of these new countries was Poland, which before 1919 had last existed as an independent nation in 1795.


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