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What if the Germans had captured Moscow?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
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    Cheap oil and natural resources for Hitler.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Stalin had already relocated most if not all of his military industrial complex further east.

    With the favorite tactic of the Russians being a scorched earth policy capturing Moscow would have only prolonged the agony of defeat for Germany. The loss of North Africa would taken place sooner and materials used on the coastal defenses of France would have been expended on the Russia front.

  • 1 year ago

    We might have had a Hot War instead of a Cold War.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Brutalist architecture would have proliferated in the 1950s as Stalin rebuilt Moscow.

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  • JuanB
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    1 year ago

    The German armies would have been deeper into the center of USSR

    1) Further away from the oil fields they needed to be invading

    2) Have longer supply lines and air distances using up more fuel

    3) Have armies further away from Berlin, and more vulnerable to death and capture

  • 1 year ago

    Same as happened to the French under Napoleon! The Russians would just have retreated in good order back into the interior leaving the Nazis to fight the Russian winter with hopelessly extended supply lines and "scorched earth"! Their defeat was inevitable, with or without taking Moscow

  • 1 year ago

    Not much, they were destined to defeat with the numbers against them

  • 1 year ago

    Then he would have had to hold it, which was an unlikely proposition considering Russia was allied with the USA and Britain at the time.

  • 1 year ago

    Napoleon captured Moscow, didn't do him any good the Russian winter was the main enemy

  • 1 year ago

    A big so what.

    Moscow wasn't making the guns and which turned back their advance and had them on the run long before America entered the war in any real way. They'd moved all the industry out.

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