The EU commission has ruled that the German invasion of Poland in 1939 was technically legal under European Treaty legislation.
Following objections from various world leaders at the time, Chancellor Hitler's decision to annexe Poland and his establishment of a self-styled 'thousand year reich' was referred to the EU Commission. The subsequent inquiry has identified that the occupation did not breach any EU laws. Commissioner Gunther Von Braun said "After an exhaustive enquiry process, we have no evidence which would lead us to conclude that the German chancellor acted in contravention of the EU governance of the time in this matter".
Furthermore, the forced relocation and execution of millions of citizens has been identified as "proportionate" and "not directly in breach of the latest version of the Lisbon Treaty". The commission did however recognise the "challenging circumstances for those directly involved".
Neville Chamberlain and Joseph Stalin now have six months to review the verdict of the commission and decide whether to appeal.
Hitler's annexation of Poland declared legal by EU commission
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