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One answer would be that a military "contingency plan" of sorts was written into Fall WeiƟ itself - the operational plan for the invasion of Poland was written so as to begin no later than September 1st, 1939. However, it is probably very unlikely that the invasion of Poland would have been canceled if Treaty of Non-aggression hadn't been signed prior to ...


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Hitler was not in the practice of making "detailed contingency plans". He was more of "failure is not an option" type guy. If you read Speer's book, "Inside the Third Reich" you will find that it makes clear Hitler considered the pact with the Soviet Union an essential precursor to attacking Poland. The strategic situation demanded this for several reasons. ...


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First, the Soviet Union and Germany never agreed to attack Poland or share it. They agreed on spheres of influence, which would come into play with 'border changes'. Said 'border changes' did not mean an invasion. Hitler had accomplished much without war and there was little reason for him to think he would not get away with victimizing Poland with no ...


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Despite the fact that World War 2 ended on the 15th August 1945 with the surrender of Japan, two belligerents are yet to sign a peace treaty to end the war. As of today neither Russia or Japan have officially signed a Peace Treaty to end the conflict between them. This stems from a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands situated to the north of Japan, ...


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As a matter of technicality, it's misleading to say the wars "are still going on" if there is no expectation of hostile action and no current violence. One current popular term is "frozen conflict." There are a number of frozen conflicts right now, where two or more parties have yet to declare peace or to otherwise accede to the outcome of a conflict or ...


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Tons. The most obvious example is the Korean War, which is technically still in effect, although there's been a cease-fire for the last 60 years. Another rather famous example is the Arab-Israeli wars. Egypt signed a formal peace with Israel in the late 1970's. Jordan didn't officially bow out until 1994 - 20 years later. Most of the rest of the Arab states ...



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