International politics are not a question of right, but of might .Sid Guttridge wrote: ↑10 May 2021 13:09Hi wm,
I didn't realize you are now channeling Hitler directly!
You post that I wrote it wasn't possible to "legally get out of the non-aggression pact until ten years after its signature." Absolutely.
You post, "In 1939 nobody claimed that treaties signed by Germany were invalid because (Hitler) had supposedly misbehaved sometimes." Quite the contrary. They claimed they were still valid. You ought to read Pope Pius XI on the subject - and he died in early 1939.
It is always as well to remember that at the IMT after the war, Hitler's regime was charged with breaching 13 assurances, 8 treaties, 6 conventions, 3 solemn assurances, 2 agreements and one declaration against 12 different countries by 11 December, 1941. (The list is not comprehensive even then, as it doesn't, for example, include the Reichskonkordat with the Vatican, or other breaches after that date, often against fellow Axis countries.)
You post, ".....the Poles had no right to violate the pact, especially in secret." Absolutely true and they did not.
Yup, "Both Governments announce their intention to settle directly all questions of whatever sort which concern their mutual relations." It wasn't Poland that stopped talking. It was Germany when Hitler illegally renounced the non-aggression pact five years prematurely.
There was nothing in the Non-Aggression Pact that precluded either party from concluding defensive agreements with other powers.
Hitler had the power to renounce prematurely his non-aggression pact .Thus to say that what he did was illegal is to tell a fairy tale .