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Hitler had an ability to hypnotize an authoritan culture.
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:39pm
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Outside of that, he was devoid of ability. It is amazing how such a goddamned fool can come into power in a country, but it has happened many time in the past.

By mid 1941, Hitler was fighting a no front war. There were absolutely no hostile forces on the continent of Europe. He was in the catbird seat. He had already WON WW2. The Eastern Front DID NOT EXIST in mid 1941. He created it with his declaration of war against the USSR. The Western Front DID NOT EXIST in December 1941. He created it with his declaration of war against the USA.

As I said before, he was an imbecile. He had already won and then pulled defeat from the jaws of victory.

I do not believe that his psyche was flexible enough to change his plans. The General Staff told him "NO" very clearly. He ignored them.

Meanwhile, declaring war against the USA was doubly stupid.

I repeat, whoever attacks the two most powerful countries on Earth (excluding Germany itself) when he does not need to is as dumb as a rock. He could have simply ridden the status quo into a general acceptance of his absolute rulership of Western & Central Europe. UK and USA would have made a deal ceding him all that he controlled and recognizing his regime's legitimacy.

DFM



  • The second front started on D-day...Sprout, Wed Aug 30 5:56pm
    I would think that consolidating Europe as a whole before engaging the US would have given him a lot better chance of resisting a trans-atlantic invasion. This would have included securing Soviet... more
    • Hitler had an ability to hypnotize an authoritan culture. — DFM, Wed Aug 30 9:39pm
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