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Brest

 (brĕst)
1. A city of northwest France on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large sheltered harbor was built in 1631 by Cardinal Richelieu as a naval base.
2. Formerly Brest-Li·tovsk (-lĭ-tôfsk′) A city of southwest Belarus on the Bug River near the Polish border. It was the site (1596) of a synod of Eastern Orthodox church leaders who broke with Constantinople and entered into communion with the Roman Catholic Church, thereby establishing the Eastern Catholic churches. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, a separate peace treaty between Russia and the German coalition in World War I, was signed here on March 3, 1918.

Brest

(brɛst)
n
1. (Placename) a port in NW France, in Brittany: chief naval station of the country, planned by Richelieu in 1631 and fortified by Vauban. Pop: 148 316 (2006)
2. (Placename) a city in SW Belarus: Polish until 1795 and from 1921 to 1945. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1921): Brest Litovsk Polish name: Brześć nad Bugiem

Brest

(brɛst)

n.
1. a seaport in the W extremity of France. 160,355.
2. Formerly, Brest Litovsk. a city in SW Belorussia, on the Bug River: formerly in Poland; German-Russian peace treaty 1918. 238,000.
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Noun1.Brest - a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany)Brest - a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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I think that for Hitler to suggest in the agreement made at Brest Litovsk with the Soviets was his primary intention was to defeat England as anything but a ruse to deceive the Soviets who themselves saw a partial occupation of Poland as a buffer zone.
The Treaty of Brest Litovsk, signed between Bolshevik Russia, the German Empire, Austria Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire on March 3, 1918, officially terminated Russia's involvement in WWI.
The new Socialist state also cut off all its ties with the Entente Powers, and signed the humiliating peace treaty of the Brest Litovsk with Germany.