[lit-ideas] Re: Aren't you delighted you no longer have a Hitler problem?

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 13:27:47 -0400

>> Evidence that the USSR controlled Iran.

Besides their covert influence on the country, the Soviets had a treaty, from the early 1920s I believe, that allowed them to invade Iran ("come to the assistance," or "resolve border problems") any time they unilaterally decided to do so. This is the treaty invoked to justify the Soviet-Brit invasion in WW2.

If the terms of that treaty aren't evidence of some measure of control to you, consider this. During the war, Stalin would NEVER venture outside areas of Soviet Control.

The leaders met in

Yalta (in the Crimea)

Stalin REFUSED to go to Casablanca and only met at Potsdam after the hostilities had ended.

So you can see, Stalin must have felt that Iran was a secure area, one he controlled, or he wouldn't have traveled there.

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