Stalin doesn't purge the Soviet officer corps in 1937-1938

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
22,750
SoCal
What would the effects have been had Stalin not purged the Soviet officer corps in 1937-1938 but rather allowed them to continue doing their jobs? For instance, with a stronger Soviet Union, are Britain and France going to be more willing to form an anti-Nazi alliance with them? What about Operation Barbarossa? Does it still occur if the Soviet Union appears much stronger--or do the Nazis decide to finish off Britain first before going after the Soviets in this scenario? For that matter, how does the Soviet-Finnish Winter War look like in this scenario?

Any thoughts on all of this?
 
Oct 2016
1,174
Merryland
best case scenario; USSR crushes nazis in 1942-43 then coups Stalin out of existence.
no soviet enslavement of much of Europe. no Cold War.
everybody lives happily ever after.
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
22,750
SoCal
best case scenario; USSR crushes nazis in 1942-43 then coups Stalin out of existence.
no soviet enslavement of much of Europe. no Cold War.
everybody lives happily ever after.
No one is actually going to coup a victorious Stalin.