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Description e* Description: Former Eastern Bloc area border changes between 1938 and 1948.
  • Source: Map borders primarily based on File:EC12-1986 European Community map.svg and File:Blank map of Europe in 1920.svg.
  • Author: Mosedschurte, June 1, 2009

The border and other changes include:

  • The creation of the satellite states (note: this was before the Tito-Stalin split and the Hoxha 1960 split)
  • The annexation of the Baltic states
  • The annexation of the territory encompassing most of the Moldavian SSR.
  • The Transnistria transfer from the Ukrainian SSR to the Moldavian SSR
  • The annexation of northern Bukovina, the Hertza region and northern Bessarabia into the Ukrainian SSR.
  • The annexation of the area in 1948 approximating the Izmail Oblast into the Ukrainian SSR
  • The western part of the Territories of Poland annexed by the Soviet Union
  • The annexation into Poland of part of East Prussia and the territories east of the Oder-Neisse line from Germany
  • The annexation into Poland of the Free City of Danzig
  • The annexation of the the area now approximating the Kaliningrad Oblast into the RSFSR
  • The annexation into Bulgaria of Southern Dobruja from Romania
  • The annexation into Czechoslovakia of the Bratislava Bridgehead transfer from Hungary
  • The transfer of the Latvian SSR eastern Abrene district to the RSFSR
  • The transfer of Estonian SSR territories north and South of Lake Peipus to the RSFSR
  • The annexation of the Vilnius region from Poland into what was in 1948 the Lithuanian SSR
  • The annexation of part of the area approximating Karelo-Finnish SSR, and portions then transferred to the RSFSR (part of the Leningrad Oblast)
  • The annexation into the Ukrainian SSR of Carpathian Ruthenia
  • The annexation into Yugoslavia of the Italian Istria peninsula, Fiume and Zadar.
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