Morgan asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 months ago

What do you think would have happened if the British and the Americans made peace with Germany and gave Hitler a free hand at Russia?

Long term war? Do the Germans and Russians get bogged down in endless guerilla warfare? Is there a demilitarized border region like N.Korea/S. Korea in a place like Ukraine? I have always wondered what the results would have been in a one on one fight.

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  • 8 months ago

    It's possible that they could have conquered Russia. So many things are possible.

  • 8 months ago

    That would never happen.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    What I think is that there would have been less pointless speculation

  • 8 months ago

    The USA didn't even go to war with Germany until December 1941, shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The British suffered an humiliating defeat in Northern France in the Spring of 1940 and had evacuated what they could save from Dunkirk by the 4th June that year. Germany invaded the Soviet Union a year later on the 22nd of June 1941. The German U Boat campagin had already sunk 800+ ships between September 1939 and June 1941. In 1942 alone they went on to sink another 1300.

    Hitler would have imagined that he had sidelined the UK and it would only continue to weaken itself fighting in North Africa. And with Japan about to knock out America in the Pacific they would never be able to come to Europe's aid in enough strength to invade it.

    So the time for your scenario would have needed to be in the Autumn of 1940 just after Britain had seen what devastation the German Bombers were capable of in the Blitz. I doubt if America would have even been interested as they were worried about Japan and wanted to trade war goods with the UK and probably Germany by the back door too.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They would fly Planes into World Trade centers and Pentagon, oh wait, The Muslims did that.

  • 8 months ago

    We KNOW that Germany was working on the atomic bomb and making progress . . . . they already had the V1 and V2 for delivery . . . . Hitler wouldn't have thought twice about using it on Russia.

  • 8 months ago

    I think that Gemany could have taken at least the European part of Russia forcing the Soviets to retreat beyond the Urals. From there it's anybody's guess (I don't think that the Germans would have tried to occupy all of Russia). It would probably devolve into a protracted stalemate / guerrilla war. Germany almost took Moscow even with the Soviets getting substantial help from Britain and the US (mostly the US). And Germany would have been able to put substantially more effort into attacking the USSR without having to defend their Western flank.

    Post war Soviet propaganda covered up the extent of the American help because they wanted to project the image of being all-powerful. The Red Army did most of the fighting and dying, yes, but the American equipment they used (tanks, planes and trucks) was extremely important to the Soviet war effort (especially the trucks because logistics wins wars and most people forget about that).

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      didn't stand a chance. It lacked rolling stock, rails, trucks, radios, medicines, aviation fuel, modern aircraft, food, etc. It had more people, but they were poorly educated &, thanks to Stalin's 1937-8 purges, poorly led.

  • hamel5
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Well, we'll never know. It's doubtful that the Germans would've been able to hang on to the USSR. Look at a map and see how far the Germans got and that there's thousands of miles beyond that for the Russians to regather, produce arms etc.

    And, would Hitler keep any treaty that he signed? Doubtful.

    The reality is that once the Americans were in the war, there was no reason to make peace with the NAZIs . The combined force of the Americans and Royal Navy had Germany bottled up.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      Germany never had any intent to go further than the Ural Mts./Caspian Sea. Hitler kept all his treaties with meticulous detail. It he saw an advantage in the way it was written, he took it.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    your fantasy, your decision ...............................

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Russia was the reason Germany lost. I don't think you comprehend how vast it is.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      U.S.S.R., NOT "Russia." Do you call just Texas the whole U.S.A.? Hitler only wanted to occupy to the Urals/Caspian Sea. At least 11% of Soviet war effort came via "Lend Lease," including 30,000 aircraft, 25,000 tanks, & immense amounts of other goods.

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