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RE: Could the Axis powers have won WWII????
(06-29-2014 02:32 PM)TStatebobcat Wrote:  Playing the what if game. What if Germany had gone strictly east and concentrated all its efforts on Russia. Forget France and England, neither country would've lifted a finger to help Russia. You'd have to think that the Germans would've conquered Russia and with those resources then turn their eyes on the West.
Only if they managed to accomplish it before winter set in. It wasn't the Russians that defeated the Germans. It was the Russian winter. German machinery wasn't built for it. Russian equipment was.
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RE: Could the Axis powers have won WWII????
(06-28-2014 03:20 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(06-28-2014 08:21 AM)GoApps70 Wrote:  
(06-23-2014 05:27 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(06-23-2014 05:16 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  He should have settled what
ever else he wanted to before taking on Russia.

Because Stalin was going to wait for Hitler to finish off Britain before he attacked the Nazi's himself?
Stalin would never have attacked Hitler if Germany had not invaded. Stalin was afraid of Hitler. Besides, Hitler had given Stalin 51% of Poland and Stalin took it over under the guise of preventing Hitler from taking all of it over to the world. Stalin, even after Germany attacked, went into a great state of depression for a week. Stalin knew he had killed his best generals before the war just to hold onto power.

Historians disagree on when Stalin planned to attack Germany but they generally agree he was making preparations to do so at some point in the first half of the 1940's; and he was most certainly not "scared" of Hitler. He even interfered with the KPD from cooperating with the SPD from forming an anti-Nazi coalition in the Reichstag in '33.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_offe...ontroversy

I've read a lot about Stalin but never read that he was planning on attacking Germany, at least not that I can recall.
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RE: Could the Axis powers have won WWII????
I doubt that Stalin would have ever worked up the nerve to attack Hitler first. Stalin cherished his peace-treaty with the 3d Reich and did nothing to disturb it for two full years (June 39 to June 41).

Lots of interesting comments and speculation here. Can't react to all of it, but in regards to the OP: yes the Axis could have Absolutely won WWII if they had played their cards right. And it really wouldn't have required too much "luck" or "fate" to do so.
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RE: Could the Axis powers have won WWII????
The fact that Stalin refused to allow the Red Army to retaliate when attacked because he didn't believe what was going on sort of shows how he had very little desire to attack himself.

Besides, he was also planning a modernization of the Red Army and he had yet to get around to that. Stalin knew that Bt-7s, I16s, and an inexperienced officer corps meant the Red Army was dead meat.
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RE: Could the Axis powers have won WWII????
If Hitler had listen to his generals, may have been a totally different outcome, especially with the superior technology the Germans had developed. In fact there was a debate among the allies if they should attempt to assassinate Hitler. There was one school of thought, it was better not to assassinate Hitler because of the disastrous decisions he was making which made him an asset to the allied cause for victory.
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