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In the Black sea there was also an Italian naval group of small ships. Ans the germans managed to send a group off small speedboats using the Danube river to reach the Black sea.


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Great powers and superpowers possibly even are more so are unlikely to give territory back to weaker neighbours which were once part of their empire, but it occasionally occurs as in the case of apparently giving a disputed slice of Finland back after the Second World War. The Grand Duchy of Finland had special status under the Tsars not too dissimilar to ...


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The quote contains a lot of hyperbole, I'm going to go over them briefly and then set them aside. "the one that America was briefly involved in" The US entered the war in December 1941, the USSR in June 1941. One could stretch the Soviet involvement back to the Winter War or the Invasion of Poland. Either way, both fought hard for years. "From scratch" ...


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Best way of collapsing USSR in WW2 (closest to collapse) would be if Japan attacked USSR during battle for Moscow or Stalingrad, opening second front from Manchuria. When Soviet spy Richard Sorge find out in mid-september 41 about no imminent plans of attack of USSR, it allowed Stalin to move divisions from Siberia (used and trained to winter warfare) to ...


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The Japanese primary strategy was to create an East-Asia Prosperity sphere of influence, including SE Asia, parts of China and Indonesia. This also fit in with their desperation for resources, especially oil (see, for instance, the book The Prize by Daniel Yergin). SE Asia also had bauxite for Aluminum refining (as did the Caroline Islands, see Aluminum ...


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Your map is misleading, because of the time period illustrated. Certainly following the destruction of Army Group Centre (Operation Bagration, the purple offensive on yor map) in July and August of 1944 the absolute need for a second front had reduced. However the second front had already been established weeks earlier, tying down considerable German forces ...


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In general you're right that their role was greatly overblown by foreign and Republican media, in order to create the impression of a worldwide popular mobilization standing shoulder to shoulder with the Spanish Republic, which clearly was not the case. It's not fair to say that the International Brigades suffered, in an absolute sense, from lack of ...



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