May 14th in German History: The Warsaw Pact is Established

A few days ago, I discussed the anniversary of West Germany joining NATO. Today is the anniversary not of a free nation joining a military alliance of its own accord, but of a puppet state joining a hegemony. The Warsaw Pact was created to ensure Soviet control over Eastern Europe as democracy and capitalism becameContinue reading “May 14th in German History: The Warsaw Pact is Established”

April 8th in German History: The Liberation of Crimea

April 8th, 1944, while perhaps a bad day for Germany, was a good day for the world as a whole. On that day, the Soviet Union began its offensive to retake Crimea from the Germans who had occupied it in 1942. The Soviet forces, led by Fyodor Tolbukhin, attacked combined German and Romanian forces underContinue reading “April 8th in German History: The Liberation of Crimea”