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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.