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Old August 19 2012, 12:51 PM   #52
Re: What likely happened to the Cardassian Union after the war

Well, the French alliance with Hitler gave him even more grief after 1940. And Hitler's prewar alliance with Stalin directly contributed to Stalin having the upper hand in military intelligence in the following struggle, plus gave Stalin technological knowhow and even an almost completed German warship for free, a vessel crucial in the Soviet defense of Leningrad. And never mind Japan, which decided to be friends with Stalin at the very moment Hitler wanted to crush the Soviet leader, meaning Stalin could withdraw all his forces from Siberia to fight at the western front. Then there are all the annexed nations in eastern Europe - the inefficient and rather corrupt Romanians who cost Hitler Stalingrad, the timid Finns who refused to contribute to the siege of Leningrad at the crucial hour, the Hungarians who had little choice in joining and made that clear in their degree of contribution to the war...

Then again, I can't help but wonder why anybody would be surprised by the low quality of the alliances Adolf Hitler's Germany managed to forge.

Timo Saloniemi
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