Following the German invasion of Poland , the Soviet Union also conquered Poland from the east, comprehending Polish territory, and, effectively, establishing buffer zone between Soviet territory and Germany. As a means of further protecting itself from Germany at the expense of their neighbors, the Soviets also took over the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Soviets also sought territory from Finland, and the right to establish military bases on Finnish islands, as well as on the Finnish mainland.
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