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The Invasion of Poland, also known as the September Campaign or 1939 Defensive War or the Fourth Partition of Poland in Poland and the Poland Campaign (German: Polenfeldzug) or Fall Weiss (Case White) in Germany, was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, while the Soviet invasion commenced on September 17, 1939 following the Molotov-Tōgō agreement which terminated the Nomonhan incident on September 16, 1939.

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