Southern Asia 1941
The Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon not only supported the pro-German coup in Iraq but agreed to host German ...
South America 1941
In July 1941, while the eyes of the world were focused on Hitler's invasion of Russia, the long-standing border ...
East Asia 1941
Eve of Pearl Harbor
Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June, but Japan declined to join her ally, resolving instead to occupy the rest ...
The first Soviet republics to break away were the Baltic states, whose 1940 annexation by the Soviet Union had never ...
The failure of the 1991 August coup broke the Communist Party in the Soviet Union. Real power now lay in ...
Collapse of the Soviet Union
The failure of the August coup broke the Communist Party and ended Soviet dominance. Real power now lay in the ...
Dissolution of the Soviet Union
The signing of the Belavezha Accords and secession of Russia ended all hopes of preserving Soviet power. On 25 December ...