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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #1

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Hitler and WWII


Why did Hitler fail? What caused him to lose the war? Was it his failure to support troops in North Africa? Was it his arrogance?
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Old June 13th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #2
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I heard a line in a movie once that I actually believe to be a big reason why the man lost the war. The movie was The Sum of all Fears and the line was: "We won't make the same mistake as Hitler. He tried to fight the Soviet Union and America at the same time. We will make the Soviet Union and America fight each other." He tried to go against two superpowers at the same time and he was stretched too thing. Trying to take control of North Africa was a good idea because it protected his allies, the Italians, from being attacked from the Mediterranean like they were after North Africa fell.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #3
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His arrogance played a big part. He lost a lot of men and equipment in many battles because he thought he was superior that the enemy and even if they were outnumbered he would still attack. When he went into Stalingrad, that was a huge mistake on his part because he lost so many men during that battle, so did the Soviet Union but they could handle the losses. If Hitler did play his cards right from the very beginning we might not be where we are today.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:20 AM   #4
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He didnt have enough defense. When they started to attack he started losing alot of men.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 03:59 AM   #5

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It is known that Hitler lost because of russian winter and his campaign in the Balkans where he had too much soldiers and he wasn't capable of moving them to other fronts. So basically he lost because he opened too much fronts.
Germany had great army capable at the time winning any battle but come on you cannot conquer the whole world.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 06:14 AM   #6
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I agree that fighting a war on two fronts was a mistake as he knew it!

Also, if he orderd the luftwaffe to keep bombing the Royal air force feilds in England he would have probably succeded in invading mainland Britain, instead he swtiched tatics to bomb UK citys to break moral and revenge on the RAF bombing berlin in 1940, this allowed the RAF to recover and repel there for to win the battle of britain, all before USA joined the war.

Also if somebody actualy woke him up on d-day and persuided him that Normandy was the main invasion, the Panza divisions would have made quick work of the advancing allied armys.

Good job Hitler was in charge, if it was Himler, world might be a very different place
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Old June 15th, 2006, 07:57 AM   #7
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I agree, Hitler lost the war because he decided to fight the US and USSR in one war. You can't win when you having two powerhouses coming in from all sides.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #8
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The main reason for his lost - his enemies outproduce him. Russia alone outproduce the Reich in tanks, airplanes even when Germany had more manpower(slave labour & POWs) and materials.

Pain and simple - he couldnt supply his armies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(WWII)
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I don't know if I exactly agree with that. In the battle of Stalingrad, the Russians didn't even have enough rifles for their men. Enemy at the Gates is a good movie to show how it worked. "You take the rifle, you take the ammo, when a man with a rifle dies, pick up the rifle and continue firing." They didn't expect a man to live long enough to need to reload. So, I don't think it was who outproduced who.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 01:59 AM   #10

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I agree, Hitler lost the war because he decided to fight the US and USSR in one war. You can't win when you having two powerhouses coming in from all sides.
Hitler didn't really go to war with US. It was opposite. US declared war to Germany. And again the main reason that Hitler loosing the war was because of going to war with Russia. Hitler and Stalin had the agreement not to attack eachother and divide Poland. It is interesting that when Germans attacked Russian positions at first Stalin didn't even believe reports because he thought he had strong pact with Hitler. This was Hitlers greatest mistake and because of that he lost the war.
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