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hloblart 4 points ago +4 / -0

Or better yet, since Hitler's plan was originally to invade east, and was only forced west by brinksmanship on the part of the west, it would have been better England and France just let Russia and Germany destroyed each other. Would have sucked for Poland and Czechoslovakia, but not any worse than it already sucked for them.

TwistedSister -2 points ago +1 / -3

If Hitler had plans to invade the East first, then he would have invaded the East first. Period. Point blank. You don't go to the sea by way of the moon.

hloblart 3 points ago +3 / -0

He did invade the east first.

TwistedSister -1 points ago +1 / -2

Really? I missed reading about that part in history. Maybe you can show it to me.

hloblart 1 point ago +1 / -0


Annexed Czech (east)

Then invaded Poland (east)

THEN Britain and France declared war on Germany, then Hitler attempted to secure a peace treaty with England and France after Poland fell, but Britain and France refused(somewhat understandably)

Then Hitler invaded the west.

His plan was to invade Russia and sell off the stolen land to repay the debts he had taken on building up Germany. He had backed himself into a corner where that was the only way to repay his financiers. If the money ran out he would have faced too much internal resistance. Looting France ended up staving that off for a while anyway, but Russia was actually seen as the softer target before 1940.