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Wargamer and accidental military history enthusiast!


Mar
29
answered What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
Mar
28
answered What was Finland's position in World War Two?
Mar
28
comment Why did Chamberlain act to appease Hitler leading up to the outbreak of World War 2?
Sorry, to clarify my comment, Churchill posits that the Czech military would have been a valuable addition to any early allied resistance against Germany; instead it became a liability.
Mar
28
comment Why did Chamberlain act to appease Hitler leading up to the outbreak of World War 2?
Note that Churchill counters this by pointing out the surprising quality of Czech preparedness, particularly their industry. Czech factories provided a surprisingly large number of early war tanks for the Germans, tanks that continued to be used even in the invasion of Russia.
Mar
18
comment What factors related to the Eastern Crisis contributed to the outbreak of World War 1?
Just a note on your fourth point: Britain had long maintained a policy of opposing the strongest force on the continent, whoever that might be. That happened to be Germany at that time, but earlier was often France. The last thing they wanted was a unified Europe.
Mar
8
comment Where was the pre-war (ww2) border between Poland and Germany?
Fantastic new resource for historical maps: oldmapsonline.org Came up with a 1922 map of Poland.
Mar
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Feb
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answered Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
Jan
13
answered What would be accurate illustrations of vikings and viking culture?
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