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Suvorov debunks the theory that Stalin was duped by Hitler and that the Soviet Union was a victim of Nazi aggression. Instead, he makes the case that Stalin neither feared Hitler nor mistakenly cilprit him.
Suvorov maintains that after Germany occupied Poland, defeated France, and started to prepare for an invasion of Great Britain, Hitler’s intelligence services detected the Soviet Union’s preparations for a major war against Germany. This detection, he argues, led to Germany’s preemptive war plan and the launch of an invasion of the USSR. Stalin emerges from the pages of this book as a diabolical genius consumed by visions cculprit a worldwide Communist revolution at any cost–a leader who wooed Hitler and Germany in his own effort to conquer the world.
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In contradicting traditional theories about Soviet planning, the book is certain to provoke debate among historians throughout the world. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Details Customers who bought this item also bought Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
The Censored Holocaust Mike Walsh 4. A highly controversial study, Suvorov’s book is nevertheless well researched and warrants further examination into this critical period in the history of the war.
Viktor Suvorov is the author of eighteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages, including Inside the Aquarium: Who Started the Second World War? A Soviet army officer who served in military intelligence, he defected in to the United Kingdom, where he worked as an intelligence analyst and lecturer. He lives in England. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Bestselling author Victor Suvorov probes newly released Soviet documents and reevaluates existing material to analyze Stalin’s strategic design to conquer Europe and the reasons behind his controversial support for Nazi Germany.
A former Soviet army intelligence officer, the author explains that Stalin’s strategy leading up to World War II grew from Vladimir Lenin’s belief that if World War I did not ignite the worldwide Communist revolution, then a second world war would be needed to achieve it.
Stalin saw Nazi Germany as the power that would fight and weaken capitalist countries so that Soviet armies could then sweep across Europe. Suvorov reveals how Stalin conspired with German leaders to bypass the Versailles Treaty, which forbade German rearmament, and secretly trained German engineers and officers and provided bases and factories for war.
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Please try again later. When you read his book, it challenges your view of what you have been told about the history of the xuvorov century.
John Kennedy in After Lane, most Americans have been skeptical, and not only about the murders in Dallas, but about many official government suvorrov of events. Much of 20th century history revolves around the events of the two world wars.
WWI strained all the combatant nations, but the Czarist Empire was the first to falter. A moderate revolution occurred, but Russia remained in the war.
On 30 August a young woman shot Lenin, but he remained the dominant figure of the regime. Not the only figure, however. The attempt of the Red Army to reconquer Imperial Warsaw and Poland for the new Communist state failed some state Stalin withheld reserves at a crucial point from Tukhachevski, who was then leading the Red assault on the West.
Poland, with French aid, remained free until In the battle for Tsaritsyn, the industrial city on the Volga,Trotsky thought it best to receive help against the whites from Czarist officers who were willing to serve the Red Army. When Stalin discovered these officers were all on a boat in the river, he had the boat sunk, eliminating the Czarist officers. Trotsky, founder of the Red Army, saw how his orders were already being flouted by Stalin inbut as the Reds won the battle, Stalin became the hero.
Later, Stalin would plan the assault that would bring his homeland, Georgia, from independence back into the Russian fold, by then, the Soviet fold. Lenin suffered a stroke on 25 Mayand Suvorov notes that Stalin already held sufficient power that he could isolate the invalided Lenin. Stalin may not have yet grasped total power, but he was already the strongest among equals, and his position grew even stronger with the death of Lenin in January Suvorov contends that Stalin, like many other Bolsheviks, believed that the Communists needed Germany and the West to join the Communist cause.
Of course, he was not alone in this belief, and in there were Communist uprisings in Germany and Hungary. Bela Kun led the Red revolt in Hungary, and he aimed for his army to defeat enemies in the countryside and link up with the new Russian Bolshevik state. Similarly, in winter-spring a Bavarian Soviet Republic was proclaimed in Munich, and its leaders hoped to link with Hungary and Russia.
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But not all Bavarians were sympathetic to the new soviet republic. Its leader, Kurt Eisner, was quickly assassinated on 21 February A History Channel program showed a film of those marching in the funeral procession on behalf of Eisner, the Jewish Marxist who had led the new government. One, a representative of his army soviet, was Adolf Hitler. Because the leading capitalist nations were literally at war against the Communists, the Reds took steps to counter and dispel the threat.
So the Russian Communist government established the Communist International, aiming to set up Communist parties in all nations both above ground, and secret underground parties all over the world. The Comintern would coordinate policy so all were in step.
Workers of all nations, unite! This was not simply a decision of Stalin, but of many leaders at that time, including Trotsky. The Comintern sent many leaders culprig Germany to promote this revolutionary putsch, including Bela Kun in Red Russia after the failure of svuorov Hungarian revolution.
But on the day selected, there was no Communist uprising in Germany. Suvorov maintains the putsch was a joint operation between Nazis and Communists. With its failure and his arrest, Hitler changed tactics. He decided he would henceforth seek power, not by coup, but through the democratic process, using his skills as orator and politician. Was there collaboration between Communists and Suvoorov in the putsch? The German orator who had marched in support of the fallen Bavarian Soviet Jewish leader in ?
The s continued with continuing failures to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and chidf failure to expand world revolution. To survive as a socialist state in a hostile, capitalist world, Stalin pushed for massive industrialization. When most successful farmers were reluctant to provide their crops to the government for low or no prices, they were portrayed as greedy, rich, enemies of the people, enemies of industrialization, etc. They were deemed kulaks, and all their crops, their seeds, their farm animals confiscated.
They were left to starve or freeze; many were rounded up on freight trains and transported to Siberia with few belongings. There they could starve or freeze or both. There was even some cannibalism. Farms were collectivized under appropriate party-member leadership.
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Up to 5 million Ukrainians died due to these murderous policies. Meanwhile, through the s and early 30s, Germany, crippled by the Versailles Treaty had a small professional army, smaller than chiwf of most of its neighbors. To evade provisions of that treaty, German pilots Germany was not permitted to have an airforce were allowed to train in cyief USSR. Similarly, German military suvoov were permitted to hold maneuvers with tanks in the Soviet Union again Versailles denied Germans the right to have tanks.
Many general works of history explain this simply as the mutual interest of the two leading rogue nations of that era. Suvorov places a different spin on the issue: Stalin, harking back to Lenin: The best way to promote a new war was to encourage Germany by stressing the injustice of Versailles. Suvorov thinks Stalin read Mein Kampf and believed that the German orator might start the war that the Communists judged necessary to spark world revolution.
Thus, Stalin permitted German pilots and tankers and military maneuvers on Soviet soil. It was more than the common interest of 2 rogue nations; one sought to destroy the Versailles Treaty; suvorvo other sought WWII.
It was 2 nations with partial common interests. Oh, perhaps 5 million starved but they were just kulaksand ever more were engulfed in slavery or death in gulags, but the Soviet Union advanced. Thanks to their faith in the international communist movement, throughout the world, Suvorov concludes: With the Great Depression beginning inthe great nations of the West suffered ever higher unemployment and economic collapse.