What were the advantages for Germany and the Soviet Union in signing the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact?

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First, let's look at the advantages for Germany. Hitler did not want Germany to have to fight a two-front war like it did in World War I, as this led to a war of attrition that Germany was doomed to lose. By signing a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, Hitler was sure he would not be attacked from his Eas, allowing him to focus his defensive efforts to his West. Hitler used the Versailles Treaty as an excuse to...

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