Rest of Europe (w/o USSR)

After the German invasion, which had put a stop to the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Poland, France and England declared war on Germany. Several peace offers by the German government – including a proposed withdrawal of its forces from Polish territory – were rejected; in late 1939, France tried to provoke Berlin with small-scale incursions across the German border. After all attempts at negotiation had failed, the war escalated.

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