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A question for WWII buffs: WHAT IF....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by PJ Muzikmansky, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    Hitler had botched his suicide attempt, only to be captured alive by the Red army and then taken back to Moscow...

  2. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    They way I heard it was that he was captured by the U.S. forces and transported to Brazil in exchange for the scientists that let us put men on the moon and long range missiles in our military armament.
  3. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Not a whole lot would have changed. He would have been executed and Russian officers would have disposed of the body, just like they did in reality.
  4. deerfield


    Mar 25, 2013
    ... it would have been an amazing propaganda point taken for the USSR. Probably they'd spent some months interrogating him (not that they'd been able to extract something valuable from that damned demented scumbag).

    Then Russians would have set their own Nurnberg Trial, with a grand parade of media coverage, given the rank of the indicted. It would have been something so big to overshadow the very Nurnberg Trial. A propaganda coup so big would have naturally attracted a lot of sympathy toward USSR among other EU countries at the time: Italy, France etc.

    In Italy, just after WWII, there was the biggest Communist Party of Western Europe, and in 1948 elections the Pci (Communist Italian Party) slightly missed winning. So perhaps, with a Russian trial and conviction of the former fuhrer, and consequent propaganda success for USSR, perhaps in Italy and France Communist Parties would have won. Italy, FRance, perhaps Greece also would have had Communist governments.

    Subsequently, these countries would have been out of NATO, and join the Warszaw Pact. Would have been at this point an easy transiction? in 1948 there were still many NATO troops in Italy, Italy was cleared of Germans by US soldiers, not Red Army's, and I don't think they'd let Italy slip out of their control and pass under Moscow umbrella.

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