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The Munich conspiracy and peace in our time

... diplomat. Before being appointed ambassador to the EU in 2005, he was Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, the expression goes. On 29 September 1938 Great Britain, France, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy made a deal to partition Czechoslovakia, in what politely became known as the Munich agreement. Faced with insurmountable Franco-British diplomatic pressure Prague was forced to give in to the German ultimatum, effectively committing ...


What May 8 Means for Germany

... new German was created, and the perception of May in Germany should be viewed in this context. This is how today’s new German was created, and the perception of May in Germany should be viewed in this context. Today one may confidently assert that Germany has overcome its history, as revanchism remains for political outcasts and keen interest in WWII, especially in the Waffen SS and Wehrmacht, attracts close attention from law enforcement. Most Germans are ashamed of those 12 years and are working hard to prevent a repeat, viewing May 8 as a day to celebrate that they have prevailed over history ...


May 8 in France: Day of Freedom and Peace

This is the official name of the holiday in France that celebrates victory in World War II. On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany signed the act of surrender in the headquarters of Anglo-American Commander-in-Chief General Dwight Eisenhower in Reims. This date is celebrated in France as the day when World War II ended in Europe. It should be noted that due to a demand by ...


German Revanchism: Bridging the World Wars

..., one of the main causes for the long war that followed. What do historians mean by German revanchism in the period between the two world wars of the 20th century? In reality, there are three factors to speak of. First are the excessive ambitions of Germany that from the very start had been propped up by military, economic and political successes. The second is the outcome of World War One, primarily the Treaty of Versailles that humiliated the defeated German nation. The third was in the all-out ...


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