nonaggression treaty/pact

noun

: a formal agreement between countries to not attack each other

Examples of nonaggression treaty/pact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hundreds of Lithuanians thundered the patriotic anthem of national independence, which had been banned by the 1940 nonaggression pact between Hitler and Stalin, a deal that, in effect, condoned the Soviet seizure of Lithuania. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2024 Along the way, Berlin and Moscow sealed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a nonaggression treaty that included protocols on trade and the division of Eastern Europe. Hal Brands, Foreign Affairs, 29 Mar. 2024 The Soviet Union signed a nonaggression pact with Germany in 1939, so it was caught by surprise two years later when the Nazis invaded Ukraine, which was then part of the Soviet Union. Thomas Gibbons-Neff, New York Times, 5 June 2023 Toward the end of August 1939, the newspaper headlines were full of reports that Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, had signed a nonaggression pact with Adolf Hitler. Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2023 Before Gemany’s invasion, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany entered into a secret agreement, under the guise of the Molotov-Ribbentrop nonaggression pact, which outlined German and Soviet spheres of influence over parts of central and east Europe. Jacob Lassin, The Conversation, 27 Jan. 2022 About a week after Wright’s speech circulated, Germany invaded the Soviet Union, ending their nonaggression pact and the Communist Party’s rationale for neutrality. Colin Asher, The New Republic, 19 Apr. 2021 As a leader of the Black Panther Party, Hampton is responsible for securing a nonaggression pact between Chicago's deadliest gangs, forming the Rainbow Coalition to promote racial unity between marginalized groups within the city. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 13 Jan. 2021 Moshe and his family first were displaced in 1941, when Hitler broke his nonaggression treaty with Stalin and attacked Eastern Poland. Rebecca Frankel, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Jan. 2023

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