- Jan 2011
Your last question is an internal contradiction I hear often. WWII in Europe was all but over in 1941 without Hitler attacking the USSR. So yes all he had to do was nothing and he won WWII, in 1940 the war was covered as basically the Germans winning, the end, Hitler chose to flip that book to a new page. But invading the USSR wasn't a means to an end, it's the end itself. You can't negotiate with people about their end goals so of course he was going to attack the USSR. So it's hard to call it a mistake, we just think his end goal was stupid but that was his end goal and while there's things he could have done different to change the outcome the biggest thing he could have done was to not be him and not have his homicidal goals in the first place. .