The Munich sell-off and World War II: lessons learned?


As the pivotal point of the XX century history, World War II is the traditional theme of heated debates among historians and political scientists. However, over the recent years, the polemic has spread beyond the academic confines, forcing us to argue not only by using firm evidence and documents, but also by disputing the worldview and logic underlying the Western interpretations from 1930s-1940s events and data. Recently, and contrary to the principle of historicism, Western pundits widely criticized the August 23, 1939 nonaggression Soviet-German Pact as nearly the main cause of World War II – which they had not dared to do so even during the Cold War Era. We are witnessing a massive falsification of history, based on deliberate misinterpretation of documents and distortion of facts. This article argues that it was the Munich Agreement that set in motion the process of redefining borders in Europe. It is, therefore, time to regard this event as the starting point of the Hitlerian expansion.