Pants-of-dog wrote:The point that you seem to not understand is that the communists fought and killed fascists. In fact, it was arguably the communists that saved the world from fascism. The world didn't need saving from fascism.
Arguably the Communists were fascists themselves, but you don't need to be a fan of Mussolini's fascism to see it was hardly a threat to humanity. The world needed to be saved from the threat of domination by both German Naziism and Soviet Communism.
Nazi Germany only got to be such a serious threat because of its alliance with Soviet Russia and because the other Liberal democracies including the USA and Switzerland, cowardly failed to stand up and fight and left it to the British empire and Commonwealth and the French Empire to fight alone.
I mean don't get me wrong I'm not lacking a sense of humour.
The Soviet Nazi pact was one of the funniest events in history. It was a double betrayal. It was a betrayal by Nazi Germany of their allies Fascist Italy, Showa Japan and the regimes of Hungry and Romania. It was betrayal of the Finns and it was betrayal of all the Nazis conservative friends through out the western democracies.
But it was also a betrayal by the Soviet Union of its client Communist parties in Poland France, Belgium and other countries that were the target of Nazi German aggression. Prior to June 1941, the Communist parties of Nazi occupied Europe were under orders to effectively collaborate with the Nazi occupiers. It was also a betrayal of all the Soviets sympathisers and fellow travellers on the left, particularly all those that had worked in Popular Fronts with the Moscow directed Communist parties.
The 1939 - 41 was no war against fascism. Italy and Japan remained at peace. They only entered the war because they thought Germany was about to win. They only entered the war to get a seat at the peace table. Italy entered the war because it thought France was about to surrender and Japan entered the war because it thought the Soviet Union was about to collapse.