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Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

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Just a little musing on something which occurred to me this morning…….

I am a fan of history, and a fan of analogs. Those two interests combined this morning, when I wondered to myself if there are any parallels between the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 and what the U.S. and China are going through right now.

As a refresher, the 1939 agreement was a non-aggression pact between Germany and Russia. Simply stated, they agreed not to attack one another, not to ally themselves with any enemy of the other, and (secretly) to define their spheres of influence over Europe.