Nazi-Soviet Non Aggression Pact
The Soviet Union tried to participate in world affairs during the 1920's. They signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact in 1928, denouncing any and all war. Because of their attempts to join the world community they were offered membership into the League of Nations in 1934, they accepted but the League was a flop anyway. They signed various Non-Agression pacts. They also shared concern about the rise of Fascism in Germany and Italy, as well as the rise of Japan in the 1930's. Stalin decided to sign a Non-Agression pact with Hitler in 1939. This pact was called the Nazi-Soviet Non Aggression Pact. This was also called the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. This pact meant that they agreed not to fight each other, they also agreed to aid in the attack on poland, and divide it. They also began to trade raw material to germeny in return for war material.