1900 1994 1991 2004 2007 1992 1989 1973 - 1986 1957 1945 1938 - 1940 1949 1941 - 1943 1914 1917 - 1925 1912 - 1914

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1938-40
In 1938-39 Germany annexes Austria and Sudetenland, and invades the Czech part of Czechoslovakia. Its invasion of Poland in September 1939 triggers World War II.

Under a deal with Germany, the USSR occupies eastern Poland and later annexes the Baltic states and northern Romania.

The USSR also gains part of Finland in 1940, while Germany occupies Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and part of France.

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