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The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

What is the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact?

On the evening of August 23, 1939 the Soviet and Nazi German regimes signed a non-aggression pact that included a secret agreement to carve up Europe between the two – enabling the start of WWII and the bloodiest period in human history. This evil agreement is know as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

Nations Affected By the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

  • Estonia (invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in June 1940)
  • Finland (invaded by the Soviet Union in November 1939)
  • Latvia (invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in June 1940)
  • Lithuania (invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in June 1940)
  • Poland (invaded by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in September 1939)
  • Ukraine (Western Ukraine invaded by Soviet Union in September 1939)

The November 2009 Canadian Black Ribbon Day Resolution.

Watch Bob Rae's speech in Parliament making August 23 a National Canadian Day of Remembrance for the European Victims of Nazism and Communism.

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