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The German rocket program was a colossal waste of resources and helped the allies win world war two. It was tactically, strategically, and operationally insignificant at the cost of large resources that could have better been used elsewhere.


They definitely had more of an effect on the post-WW2 world than the war itself with Operation Paperclip getting German scientists integrated into US-based R&D. Most notably with Wernher von Braun and the NASA rocket programs. From the Encyclopedia Astronautica, the V-2 rockets weren't cost-effective but still did material and psychological damage. ...


I think you are right that a closer look at the makeup of the 33-member Duquesne Nazi Spy Ring might be instructive here. While every member of the ring had pre-existing ties to foreign countries*, not one of them came to the USA as a refugee from Germany. Several in fact didn't come from Germany at all. The ringleader was South African. There were in fact ...


There were many people fleeing the Nazis in the 1930s, a lot of them Jewish. Mostly these people were welcomed by Britain. However what greatly complicated their assimilation into British society was that a lot of them were German speakers. Passports did not record people's religion, merely their nationality. So for official purposes, fleeing Jews from ...


The site www.cheops-pyramide.ch is about how Egyptians were able to achieve an incredible precision when measuring with simple techniques. I'm going to summarize it. 1. Right angles in the corner The base of the Cheops pyramid forms a perfect square - the deviation from the 90° angle is a maximum of one minute, which is very precise when you consider the ...


The exact methods used to construct the great pyramids are not known. Currently the authoritative work on this subject is a book by the German, Dieter Arnold "Building in Egypt: Pharaonic Stone Masonry". Personally I find the book by Somers and Engelbach entitled "Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture" to be superior in some respects, although it is ...


Why Europe and not Middle East or China? The only good answer I can think of is Mongols. The cultural and technological momentum gained in Middle East and Song China came to a halt and did not recover after the Mongol Invasion.

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