Stalin's ploys 


These included plans to establish a separate Soviet republic in Northern Norway, under Russian "protection". This plan led to extensive financial  funding e.g. of Communist cells in the Norwegian army, and was revealed in a Norwegian parliamentary report in 1932.


An indication of how some persons in Norway served foreign masters, both Soviet and British almost at the same time, is the case of Trygve Lie. NO wonder he was "successful".


He was financially funded by the Russians from 1921 as one of their main collaborators for a Soviet Norway, being the national executive secretary of the Labour Party from 1926. In 1935, he became Minister of Justice and as such escaped to London in 1940, where he - AFTER having capitulated to the Germans - was in charge of handing the Norwegian merchant fleet over to the British, through Britain's legendary geopolitician Halford Mackinder, Chairman of the Imperial Shipping Committee. In 1945 the became Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in the United Nations he was Chairman of Commission III for drafting the Security Council provisions of the Charter. In 1946 he became the first Secretary General of the United Nations, held until 1952. He was a staunch supporter of the establishment of the state of Israel. (originally conceived of in the 1830s as a way to protect the British trade routes to India - and established on a religious foundation).


An exposure of Stalin's ploys would also have given the background for the formation of NATO in 1948.


Confer e.g. Icebreaker Who Started the Second World War? by Viktor Suvorov (Vladimir Rezun), London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990, and Stalins Falle: Er wollte den Krieg ("Stalin's Trap: He Wanted the War") by Adolf von Thadden, Rosenheim: Kultur und Zeitgeschichte/Archiv der Zeit, 1996.

See e.g.
Stalin's plans to attack Germany and Europe in general during the summer 1941. From his address to a Politburo meeting on August 19, 1939:

"Comrades! It is in the interest of the USSR -- the workers' homeland -- that war breaks out between the Reich and the capitalist Anglo-French block. Everything should be done so that this drags out as long as possible with the goal of weakening both sides. For this reason, it is imperative that we agree to conclude the pact proposed by Germany, and then work that this war, which will one day be declared, is carried out after the greatest possible passage of time..." (Thadden: Stalin's Falle, 1996, p.91)

- and from a speech at a ceremonial banquet in the Kremlin to graduates of the Frunze Military Academy, May 5, 1941:

"Our war plan is ready ... We can begin the war with Germany within the next two months ... There is a peace treaty with Germany, but this is only a deception, or rather a curtain, behind which we can openly work ... The motto of a peaceful policy of the Soviet government is now out of date, and has been overtaken by events ... A new era in the development of the Soviet state has begun, the era of the expansion of its borders, not, as before, through a peaceful policy, but rather by force of arms. Our country has available all the necessary conditions for this. ... Therefore, I propose a toast to the new era that has dawned in the development of our socialist fatherland. Long live the active offensive policy of the Soviet state! " (Thadden: Stalin's Falle, 1996, pp.106-111 )