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by crueldwarf
2019-03-17 03:21am
Forum: History
Topic: How effective was the New Deal?
Replies: 69
Views: 26323

Re: How effective was the New Deal?

BTW, 8 billion or 20 billion or 100 billion is perfectly sustainable amount of population for Earth given some technological developments and economic reogranization.
by crueldwarf
2018-02-04 10:48am
Forum: History
Topic: Anthony Beevor on Government censorship of his works and other historians
Replies: 3
Views: 5692

Re: Anthony Beevor on Government censorship of his works and other historians

That's fucking depressing. For those of you who don't know who Beevor is, he's a very well respected and even handed historian whose best known works are on the fall of Berlin and the Battle of Stalingrad. Well respected and even handed? Honestly, all his works on the Eastern front do not worth the...
by crueldwarf
2017-12-21 12:48pm
Forum: History
Topic: More WW2 What-If Scenarios
Replies: 23
Views: 10787

Re: More WW2 What-If Scenarios

that said the finns had very little if any artillery capable of reaching Leningrad (and what they had was moved out of range on purpose). They had some heavy pieces left from the WW1. They even asked Germans to refubrish them but Germans had enough trouble with maintaing their own artillery park, s...
by crueldwarf
2017-12-21 09:10am
Forum: History
Topic: More WW2 What-If Scenarios
Replies: 23
Views: 10787

Re: More WW2 What-If Scenarios

]I think you're understating the ambiguity here] Not really. Poland borders were reasonably well defined. And they didn't include Western Belorussia or Ukraine for sure because Polish claim on these land came from union with Lithuania when it was kinda mostly Russian (I use Russian here is not in m...
by crueldwarf
2017-12-21 12:33am
Forum: History
Topic: More WW2 What-If Scenarios
Replies: 23
Views: 10787

Re: More WW2 What-If Scenarios

Finland is nowhere near Germany So? They still had military ties to Germans even before the Winter war. And Finnish border is extremely close to Leningrad which was second most important city and industrial center in the entire Soviet Union. In fact it was so close to the border that it was in rang...
by crueldwarf
2017-12-20 07:18am
Forum: History
Topic: More WW2 What-If Scenarios
Replies: 23
Views: 10787

Re: More WW2 What-If Scenarios

And, to be fair, the Soviets did invade most of Eastern Europe (chasing after the Nazis) and occupy it for the next 50 years. It's not a huge stretch to imagine that Stalin, who was ok with trying to invade Finland and Poland prior to WW2, wouldn't have liked to do that anyway. It is a very big str...
by crueldwarf
2017-12-19 08:58am
Forum: History
Topic: More WW2 What-If Scenarios
Replies: 23
Views: 10787

Re: More WW2 What-If Scenarios

All presented alternatives are really old and done to death more or less. So I pick one which is more in line with my area of expertise: 4) The USSR launches an invasion against Germany before Operation Barbarossa. It's pretty much confirmed Stalin was planning to do exactly that and Hitler just bea...
by crueldwarf
2016-10-01 07:02pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Orcs Invade Japan
Replies: 51
Views: 5004

Re: Orcs Invade Japan

You also always need to remember a very simple thing when you try to construct such kind of scenarios. If civilization have access to a magic sufficient to defeat (or even simply engage in a war with some chance of success) a modern technological world this civilization would not resemble a medieval...
by crueldwarf
2016-08-24 03:49pm
Forum: History
Topic: Why did the Soviet fail to develop a computer industry
Replies: 108
Views: 33446

Re: Why did the Soviet fail to develop a computer industry

Only I wasn't answering to BabelHunter, but to CruelDwarf, who argued, that WWII was the deciding factor for the poor economic development of the Sovietunion, not communism. It is rather obvious that a war which wiped out about quarter-to-third of your economical potential is a deciding factor for ...
by crueldwarf
2016-08-22 12:09pm
Forum: History
Topic: Why did the Soviet fail to develop a computer industry
Replies: 108
Views: 33446

Re: Why did the Soviet fail to develop a computer industry

You don't need to make a comparison with the US, when you can compare the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact countries with the western European countries after World War 2. You miss out on a very important thing here. Warsaw pact countries were both dependant on the Soviet Union (which had smaller e...
by crueldwarf
2016-08-19 12:45am
Forum: History
Topic: Why did the Soviet fail to develop a computer industry
Replies: 108
Views: 33446

Re: Why did the Soviet fail to develop a computer industry

It is pretty common mistake that people do all the time - a direct comparison between 'prosperity' of 'Western capitalist' nations (especially USA) and Soviet Union. It is simply uncomparable things and they have very little to do with respective economic system. Try to imagine United States of Amer...
by crueldwarf
2016-03-14 09:36am
Forum: History
Topic: UK & France Re: USSR Invasion of Poland
Replies: 41
Views: 7058

Re: UK & France Re: USSR Invasion of Poland

A French 1939 would just fail. Poland needed to hold out strongly for some weeks for the Allies to come up with some kind of win plan here, and even if they could do so fully mobilized (which I doubt, also blame the allies for delaying Polish mobilization!) the USSR stab in the back thing rendered ...
by crueldwarf
2013-11-29 06:49am
Forum: History
Topic: A look at the oppresion of Tibet
Replies: 30
Views: 4718

Re: A look at the oppresion of Tibet

energiewende wrote:What China is doing is more akin to the Russians in Chechnya
Well, we did what we did. But this is Chechnya now:
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by crueldwarf
2012-08-29 05:09pm
Forum: History
Topic: Did Hitler & The 3rd Reich Save Western Europe?
Replies: 230
Views: 46125

Re: Did Hitler & The 3rd Reich Save Western Europe?

Sorry for my bad english, but I want to share some info about comparsion of german and soviet tanks in 1941. Most of my information comes from a new book "Порядок в танковых войсках?" ("Condition of armoured force?") based on archive studies by Dmitriy Shein and Andrey Ulanov 1. Quantity of german a...