The Germans did not decide to attack east first the Soviet Union invaded Poland and then declared war on Germany. The Soviet Union attacked West first.
What Germany was doing was building their economy for a conventional game and would have looked at military options mid 1939.
The British and Soviet Plan was for the Soviets to Push into Poland have the Germans declare war on the Western Allies, to gain western Poland then for the Soviets to quickly make peace with the British and Declare war on Germany forcing the Germans to fight a two front war. No other plan makes sense as what the Soviet Union should have been doing was to get on good terms with the Germans as the Soviets did historically, attempting to avoid a war until the Soviet Army was ready, sometime in 1942 or that was Stalin's plan. No other explanation makes sense so we are talking about a gross miscalculation. The Soviets did contact me in jan/feb 1938 with what I took to be the opening of negotiations on the Division of Poland, march 1938 the Soviets have declared war on Poland insisting that the Germans must now fulfil a agreement to attack the western allies a agreement that was never made. The Soviets later explained that they had a rush of blood to the head and they knew no such agreement existed, they then after several months in Poland trying to defeat the Polish though German recon noted no great damage to either side during these months, declared War on Germany occupying a German city Konisgberg a small German city but with annexes a good source of production, plus Danzig was now French and was benefiting the French economy along with other Polish cities. I seem to have painted as the bad guy but I am playing the cards as dealt and I will continue to do so, but I will do it within the rules, with no gaming the mod or looking for loop holes in the diplomatic rules of the mod.
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