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This is an hypothetical question. I'll try to answer based only in the military concept. You have already answered your own question, in the part 4. You don't need to conquer the whole country, only the main cities and the fields are desirable, forget about the mountains, you don't need them. Once in a while they'll have to attack some places to prevent ...


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Ease the pressure in North Africa and foment rebellion in India Indian Legion, that fought for Germans in WW2, was mostly manned by Indian POW that were captured in North Africa. British Indian Army had 4th Indian Division there, with several brigades from 5th Indian Division and other formations. Having Bose, who was at that time one of prominent Indian ...


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There were many pratical reasons why Switzerland was not occupied of which none of the first answer of @AmorphouBob apply Some of these reasons are: militaraly Switzerland was considered a 'thorny' problem, as expressed in the question there was no strategic advandage (Switzerland was surrounded by the Axis powers) an economic disadvantage as a source of ...


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What factors were Hitler's / Germany's motivations for WW2? Revanchism, stealing raw materials, and racial hatreds. The Swiss are largely German-speaking / Germanic, so there's no "racial superiority" factor to promote invasion and de facto depopulation/extermination and colonization. They don't have a excessive amount of arable land for "true German" ...


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The concept that informs this "Aryan pricing" ideology is based on the antisemitic stereotype of 'unfair pricing done by Jews', then (and now, don't search the net for the word): "Judenpreise" (hereafter JP). The context for the precise quote that informed this question seems to be an American citizen, not a German, as detailed in Mark Johnson's answer. As ...


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As stated in the Wikipedia article, Hitler motive was to utilize anything/anybody that would assist him in his conflict with the British. As the article suggests, when it became clear that trouble in India would better serve his ally Japan, he was sent to the Japanese. This is a typical case of someone who was treated as a puppet, who was only used in the ...


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The practical reason for .95 or .99 pricing isn't psychological manipulation of the customers at all. That might work on some people, but not many. It actually came into use to combat thefts by retail staff, in the days where most payments were in cash. If the Nazis abolished it, the effects of "Aryan pricing" would have been to make theft and corruption ...


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A quick search for the term: Gebrochener Preis (Psychological pricing), including some Bachelor papers, does not mention pre-war usage in Germany at all. One would have to go through newspaper archives to see how prices were displayed at the time. The author of your quote seems to have produced quite a lot of articles in the few years. Since he quotes ...


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The Imperial War Museum, in association with the publisher J.B. Hayward, has published a series of volumes listing all British & Commonwealth POWs held in Germany and German Occupied Territories. volume 1: Prisoners of War. The British army 1939 --1945 volume 2: Prisoners of war naval and air forces of Great Britain and the empire 1939-1945 volume 3: ...


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At least two different sites repeat the same claim, that he did have the tattoo, and removed it with a knife. From an article on historynet.com, FROM GERMAN WAFFEN SS TO AMERICAN GREEN BERET: In 1950, Törni moved to a Finnish community in Venezuela. He got a job on a freighter carrying ore to U.S. ports on the Gulf Coast. Once the freighter was in ...


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On this occasion at least, Shirer’s account is probably not far from the truth although the language is perhaps a little subjective. Unfortunately, detailed records of witnesses seem to be thin on the ground, in part because of the way the trial of the putschists was conducted. What witness accounts there broadly agree: the differences are mostly in what ...


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William L. Shirer should not be considerd a reliable historical source. A Quote from the wiki pages about his first book Berlin Diary , on which his second book was based: Shirer smuggled his diaries and notes out of Germany and used them for his Berlin Diary, a firsthand, day-by-day account of events in Nazi Germany during five years of peace and one ...


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Hitler marched in front row, straight for the guns Political opponents of Adolf Hitler, both then and now, usually try to malign him in every possible way. However, duty of a historian is to tell the truth: No matter how much we disagree with his deeds and his worldview, Hitler was not a coward. His actions in both world wars, between the wars and finally ...


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In Beuthen there was a Straße der SA, that is now Bytom' ulica Żołnierza Polskiego (Street of the Polish soldier): Map The street was before that the Feldstrasse: Bytom, then Beuthen O.S., the SA militia quickly found their place. It was a building existing to this day at 9 Żołnierza Polskiego Street (then a plot of land Vorstadt 317, formerly ...


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Operation Kugelblitz was, at best, a short-term success for the Germans and thus no more than a temporary set back for the partisans. The Partisans not only continued to be a viable fighting force but also quickly regained control of much that was lost, in addition to increasing recruitment. The objective of the operation was to encircle and destroy the ...


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At the beginning of Fall Blau the Caucasus was not very well defended, as the rapid advance might show. The army was approaching and the Luftwaffe had a large bomber and fighter force on intact forward airfields. The biggest flaw in all of this is that the speculation "take Baku – get oil" was not even an option at the time. As the Germans knew in the ...


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