|In reply to Comment 92 (coldfire):|
OK, Your comment:
England may have been exhausted but the US was just hitting it's stride at the end of WWII. At wars end US Naval Yards were producing an aircraft carrier per week, there were battleships under construction, one 90% complete, that dwarfed the largest current battleships. Aircraft of all types were being produced faster than pilots could be trained to fly them. Patton and other American Generals were spoiling for a fight and had division after division of well equipped, well trained, battle hardened and victorious troops. Stalin could have been dealt with. Invading Russia is one thing...throwing the Russians out of Poland would have been another.
Lets start to look into that. Soviet army forces stood at 12.5 Million men and Women. They had on the ground at the VERY least matching numbers of tanks. The T34 is a better tank than the tommy cooker (Sherman). You also ignore tha ABSOLUTE fanatacism of Soviet forces at the time. Consider Stalingrad where they did not have enough guns, so they would send two men with one gun. When one man fell the other one would pick up the gun and continue fighting. The Soviets would expend human beings at a rate unthinkable in Britain or in America. The soviets had no problem producing weapons in massive numbers just like the US. In some areas they lacked types of weapons, such as in Naval terms. But you are not talking about a Naval issue, you are in a primary sense talking about the European theatre, one where you face massed forces of Stalins Organs, T34's, Millions of men, armour, artillery, You no longer have Air superiority, and you lose the ability to bomb the enemy industrial infrastructure. Oh, and just so you know this, you have no access to Polish areas. None. You have to attack through the russian held areas of Germany, or come through by Indaving other states like Czechoslovakia.
Further, the 'Autumn Storm' offensive by the Soviet Union against Japan would not have occured. The Soviet airforces facing the allies can be taken from here:
This does not include units seemingly including the 3,000 hurricanes Britain sent the Russians.
Quite frankly, what you suggest is for the western allies to turn on an enemy at least the equal of nazi germany at its height in terms or number of weapons, men, equipment, and manufacturing capability.
Do you somehow believe that the American and British Airfroces would be able to fly to Tankograd and bomb the russian tank factories?
What, you'd start trying to bomb Moscow? You'd commit to Coldfire's 'Barbarossa II'?
I think NOT.
Now, lets say I was as stupid as you, and I thought it was even half possible to shunt the Soviets out of Eastern Europe. Lets say you did. Do you somehow believe they would drop back to their borders and just accept it?
Further, if the US and the Allies could not move out of the European theatre, just how will you allocate the forces needed in the Pacific against Japan?