Germany, in the 40-x was a one of most technological advanced state in the world. Following big concerns had created it's industry: VW, Mercedes(created in 1926, Benz & Daimler), Siemens(in 1847), particularly Ford, chemical concerns, omg, what else Germany had there and none of this technologies were assimilated by Soviet Union?

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    Do you have any evidence that the Soviet Union failed to assimilate German technology? Is that statement true? – MCW May 9 '16 at 18:08
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the factual premise if wrong. – Felix Goldberg May 9 '16 at 18:21
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    You might ask yourself how two countries with very little rocketry experience (the US and USSR) ended up pointing thousands of ICBMs towards each other not all that long after the war. – Gort the Robot May 9 '16 at 19:39
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    This question is so poorly written that I'm honestly shocked anyone was even able to answer it. – AndreiROM May 9 '16 at 19:49

"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 visit several factories. This was in 1960-70th. Most of the machinery I've seen there was German made and dated 1930th. It was hopelessly obsolete at the time when I saw it, of course. Whole new industries started in Soviet Union based on the war booty. For example sometimes famous Soviet optics (photo cameras, binoculars etc.) Till the very end of Soviet Union this was produced with German machinery, by German technology. Not to mention the rocket science and space technology. Standard lab equipment (like oscillographs) just did not exist in Soviet Union before 1945, except possibly some purely working experimental samples.

  • Thanks, i did not knew about taken 'specialists' or (why famous?) 'Soviet optics' or 'oscillographs'. I do know, just from books and media, about 30-x machine-tools, running in 80-x, but exactly that shows no assimilation, because learning the technology means (for me) also lean to develop it. – J J May 9 '16 at 18:35

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