On this day: the annexation of Latvia

The Soviet Union annexed Latvia on the 5th of August, 1940, forcing them to join the USSR. Germany was the only Western nation to recognise the annexation.

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800px-Riga_1940_Soviet_ArmyA Soviet BT Tank with a truck and troops in the centre of Riga, 1940.

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