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It's nothing the Baltic states did. They were caught between a paranoid and a land-hungry bully. The Baltic states had the misfortune to be caught between two of the largest belligerents of WWII, the Soviet Union and Germany. In an attempt to buy time, in August 1939 the USSR and Germany signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact to split up Eastern Europe into ...


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According to Van Manstein and Admiral Raeder who both advised Hitler to attack Great Britain immediately after crushing France in 6 weeks "they were amazed to observe that Hitler thought Great Britain was his Ally." So that ended any attempt at formally invading Great Britain...probably the only time Nazi Germany's staff was in a hurry to attack and Hitler ...


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Greville Wynne was an electrical engineer. His businesses, which became his cover, sold electrical equipment.


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The only documented change of territory that I can find references for is the annexation of Tanu Tuva, which was occupied by the Red Army in 1921 as stablished as an "independent" People's Republic under Soviet control, and formally annexed it in 1944. Later on, during the Sino-Soviet split which led to the Sino-Soviet war, China made some claims against ...


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Certainly the answer is hard. Maybe we can separate it in two main zones. One is Mongolia and the other one is Dalian (also named Dairen or Port Arthur). Before 1921 Mongolia was under influence of China, while after that date the influence went to the Soviet Union. Dairen is a port that was occupied by several countries during XIX and XX centuries. After ...


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In addition to the points already raised by @TomAu and @DevSolar... The Pacific lend-lease route skirted the problem by officially being handled by the Soviets. Supervision and routing was handled by the Soviets. Cargo was loaded into Soviet flagged ships, many US ships were handed over to the Soviets. Since ships on the route might be inspected by the ...


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When the Soviet Union collapsed it was revealed that the Stavka had ordered a general retreat after the failed Red Army Spring Offensive of 1942 so my personal view is not only could the Wehrmacht have defeated the Red Army in the summer of 1942 but in fact they SHOULD have defeated the Red Army with Case Blue. There are a multitude of reasons why this ...


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Japan had a five year non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union (which the Soviets broke in 1945 after four years). Attacking Russian shipping would have been an act of war, and Japan didn't really want or need a "third" enemy. Japan feared that the Americans would use Soviet territory to launch air strikes or "stage" an invasion if it provoked Russia ...


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Why should they? Destroying those supplies would require the commitment of forces Japan did not have to spare, with little to show for it. If a country Japan was at war with -- the USA -- insists on shipping war supplies to a country Japan was not at war with, why should Japan mind? Whether those supplies reached Russia or not did not make a difference ...


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"Why is the Moon made of Green cheese ?" This is the same type of question. Soviet Union did take everything it could from Germany. Including whole factories, machine tools, documentation, and specialists. (Most of the specialists were released and returned in 1950s). On a very large scale. As a child I lived in Soviet Union and had some opportunities to ...


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On paper the USSR had some of the strictest environmental laws in the world, however, in most cases they were just paper laws and were widely ignored. Ironically, the USSR did very detailed studies on environment contaminants such as mercury. In some cases the EPA actually used Soviet reports on mercury and other toxic chemicals as a data source because the ...


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hitler never intended to enter a war of attrition with the soviets,he knew their resources and manpower were too much for the reich.it became clear to hitler in his speech to the reichstag (on youtube) that stalin was riding roughshod over the ribentrop/molotov agreement by going to war in finland,annexing baltic states and the final straw was invading ...



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