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Notdryer -2 points ago +2 / -4

As long as we don't elect someone who wants to invade Russia and western Europe at the same time we'll be fine.

Julius_Severus 7 points ago +7 / -0

He didn't really have much choice

The French and the British empires declared war on Germany

Germany was getting its petroleum from Romania and the USSR. The USSR was demanding territorial concessions from Romania.

It was either be dependent on Stalin for oil or invade and try to take his oil.

covok48 2 points ago +3 / -1

Germany invaded Poland which led to France & Great Britain declaring war. Funny how you left that little part out,

Julius_Severus 7 points ago +7 / -0

Funny how Britain and France told Poland not to offer concessions regarding returning Danzig to Germany because France and Britain would protect them, then France and Britain not only failed to protect Poland from Germany but also abandoned the Poles to suffer half a century of Soviet domination.

Far from being Britain's "finest hour" WWII was a disastrously handled affair that caused them to lose their empire.

In a similar vein, more Frenchmen were killed in their victory in WWI than in their defeat in WWII

Alternate history is always speculative, but would have happened if Poland returned Danzig to Germany, joined the anti-comintern pact, and the liberal democracies let the Nazis and the Bolsheviks duke it out?

covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not disagreeing there. You just left that part out that damages the “Poor Little Germany” narrative that’s super popular here.

Notdryer 1 point ago +2 / -1

Unfortunately he didn't concentrate hatd enough on taking the oil, nor to my knowledge did he sue for peace with Britain. The western front was actually completely peaceful until Hitler invaded through Bellgium.

So yes, he did do some retarded things.

Julius_Severus 4 points ago +4 / -0

He absolutely tried to make peace with Britain, both after Poland surrendered and after France surrendered. He offered to release all French POWs if Britain would make peace. Rudolph Hess freaking parachuted into Scotland to try to make a peace deal.

They did go for the Caucus oil fields. Baku is just pretty goddamned far from Germany.

Stalin was building a massive military to attack Germany. The Germans were worried that any delay would give the Soviets even more time to prepare their attack. One of the reasons why the Soviets got caught with their pants down was that they were preparing for an offensive situation, not a defensive one.

BirdfagJon 1 point ago +1 / -0