Although the Red Army was preparing for strategic counter-offensives before the war, Barbarossa forced the Soviet supreme command to adopt a strategic defence.
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By the 1950s, one-fifth of West Germans were refugees from the east.The Japanese continued to push the Chinese forces back, capturing the capital Nanking in December 1937.354 355 In addition to concentration camps, death camps were created in Nazi Germany to exterminate people at an industrial scale.The period featured massacres with victims in the hundreds at Civitella ( de Grazia Paggi 1991 ; Belco 2010 Fosse Ardeatine ( Portelli 2003 and Sant'Anna di Stazzema ( Gordon 2012,. .Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 194456.Wiest, Andrew; Barbier,.Under the MolotovRibbentrop Pact of August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories of their European neighbours, Poland, Finland, Romania and the Baltic states.Rowe, Neil.; Rothstein,.Macksey, Kenneth (1997) 1979.Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers escort pendik waned, while the decolonisation of Africa and Asia began.
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Greatly alarmed and with Hitler making further demands on the Free City of Danzig, Britain and France guaranteed their support for Polish independence ; when Italy conquered Albania in April 1939, the same guarantee was extended to Romania and Greece.