What historical event could the sale of the timber represent?What historical event could the sale of the timber represent?

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rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Much like Stalin, Napoleon erred in making the decision to do business with Mr. Frederick. The stack of five-pound notes Napoleon received turned out to be counterfeits, even though the pigs laud Napoleon's genius in brokering the deal. And, like Hitler, Frederick and a group of men attacked the farm shortly after the agreement, dynamiting the windmill before being driven off by the enraged animals.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This represented Stalin's choice to go with Hitler in the years before World War II.  Stalin, of course, is represented by Napoleon.  In real life, Stalin eventually made a pact with Hitler in which he and Hitler agreed to refrain from attacking one another.  This was, eventually, broken by Hitler when he invaded the Soviet Union.