Stalin,would you be a part of our alliance against Germany?
Yes, but we must make a military alliance in case Germany attacks.
The Nazi-Soviet Pact
Alright, we shall not attack eachother and must remain nuteral even if one of us enters a war.
Agreed! This will be the German- Soviet nonagression pact.
Hitler and Stalin's Secrect Pact
And I will control eastern Poland, as well as the province of Bessarabia.
Okay, remember, we are going to divide eastern Europe into spheres of influence. I will take western Poland.
Great Britian(dark blue) and France(light blue) are asking Stalin(red) to become apart of their alliance against Germany. The Soviet Union first requires certain agreements which just leads to no compromise.
This agreement was for Hitler to make sure the Soviets would remain neutral and Stalin was hoping to distract Germany so they could prepare for a conflict.
Stalin and Hitler had secretly made this agreement. This resulted in Western nations losing a possible ally in the East. Also, now the Soviet Union was neutral so Germany had a military advantage.