What if the Germans had captured Moscow?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavorite Answer
Cheap oil and natural resources for Hitler.
- Anonymous12 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.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Brutalist architecture would have proliferated in the 1950s as Stalin rebuilt Moscow.
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- JuanBLv 71 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
- hungryjoeLv 61 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
- Fenian RisingLv 61 year ago
Not much, they were destined to defeat with the numbers against them
- I Like StoriesLv 71 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.
- numbnuts222Lv 71 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.