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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Fair question.

    Yes, Britain and her Commonwealth would have won eventually - it would simply have taken much longer. As I pointed out - by 1942, Germany was already desperately short of resources. Added to which Germany didn't occupy Europe in the colonial sense - it held every occupied country at the point of a gun - that takes a lot of man power. And the Russians were not just sitting on their hands - they defeated the Nazis almost single handedly.
    I don't think so! Britain required US help (e.g. Battle of the Atlantic). I'd assume Britain would have been forced to sue for peace. Plenty of Americans wouldn't have minded that. At the time many thought it was just a matter of replacing Britain with Germany for European influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Not rocket science here.

    Tell us what Canada or Australia did that changed the war before we entered it.

    Were they invading western Europe?

    Were they taking islands back from the Japanese?

    What were their great accomplishments in three years of fighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    As it were, Hitler had them beat anyways.

    Had he continued on with operation Sea Lion Britain would have lost.

    Hitler also gave an order to quit bombing military targets and focus on population centers but Britain was done with.

    They only won because Hitler decided to stop attacking them.

    It was another Dunkirk, Hitler let them off the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Nobody is saying they weren't valiant.

    And like I said, they had 3 years to win the conflict but they had to fight beside us to be successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    They seem to have no problem jumping on board after the fact do they?
    Americans like you are famous for it. Two world wars. Wait till the eventual winner has been established, then jump in on their side.
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    Don't complain Danger, just be glad it was our side.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Plan_Red

    War Plan Red was one of a number of U.S. color-coded war plans developed by the U.S. after the First World War.

    When War Plan Red was declassified in 1974, it caused a stir in American–Canadian relations because Canada, codenamed "Crimson" in the plan, was to have been the principal target of American forces.[2]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Fair question.

    Yes, Britain and her Commonwealth would have won eventually - it would simply have taken much longer. As I pointed out - by 1942, Germany was already desperately short of resources. Added to which Germany didn't occupy Europe in the colonial sense - it held every occupied country at the point of a gun - that takes a lot of man power. And the Russians were not just sitting on their hands - they defeated the Nazis almost single handedly.
    I believe the Soviets would have eventually smashed the Reich without western intervention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Americans like you are famous for it. Two world wars. Wait till the eventual winner has been established, then jump in on their side.
    You mean when they come begging us for help?

    That is not jumping on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    You mean when they come begging us for help?

    That is not jumping on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    You mean when they come begging us for help?

    That is not jumping on board.
    What did you do in the war?

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