By Peter Abbott
The Nineteen Thirties have been a time of starting to be pressure for the smaller states of jap Europe. because the finish of the 1st international warfare that they had loved an independence which such a lot of them had now not identified for hundreds of years, yet this was once now threatened by means of the starting to be strength of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. rather than combining for self defence, they have been bitterly divided. The Munich challenge of 1938, which served because the prelude to global conflict II, showed how little reliance should be put on the Western democracies, whose energy to interfere militarily in japanese Europe was once negligible. In impression this left the smaller East eu states with little substitute yet to develop into consumers of both Germany or Russia.
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