World War 2

On september 17, soviet troops invaded poland from the east. Under attack from both sides, Poland fell quickly,and by early 1940 Germany and soviet union had divided control over the nation,according to a street protocal appended to non aggression pact. Stalins forces then moved to occupy the baltic states (estonia,latvia,and lithuania) and defeated a resistant finland in the Russo-finish war.During the six months following the invasion of poland. The lack of action on the part of Germany and the allies in the west led to talk in te news media of a "phony war".
World War II: Crash Course World History #38