Why did Hitler not invade Spain during WW2?

Why did Hitler not invade Spain during WW II?Franco was a great friend and kept a good, solid left flank for the Germans.Spain was not important strategically and tactically.One would assume that Hitler knew about Napoleonic wars and

What would happen if Hitler drowned?

He'd be dead. Good. What matters is when? A drowned Hitler in 1932 perhaps results in a Communist Germany. A drowned Hitler in 1938 perhaps prevents WWII, at least the one we know from history. A drowned Hitler in 1940 perhaps

What countries did Hitler invade in WW2?

These are the main countries that Germany invaded in WW11 Sept 1 1939 POLAND By invading Poland Germany BROKE THE MUNICH PACT SIGNED WITH P M CHAMBERLIN IN 1938 and putting in to operation the treaty with Soviet Union that effectively devided the polish territory with Nazi

Did Japan ever use radars during WWII?

Yes they did, though they were behind many of the other major countries.List of Japanese World War II radars - Wikipedia

What happened to Hitler's body?

Hitler and his wife Eva Braun took cyanide capsules in the bunker and then Hitler shot himself in the temple. On his orders his staff too the bodies upstairs laid them in a shell hole and poured fuel over them and burned them. The remains (mostly bones)

What would have happened in World War II if Hitler didn't try to invade the Soviet Union?

The Nazis would've won WW2, straight and simple, and probably would later defeat the Soviet Union as well(considering that without Germany invading the USSR, the Soviets would be the ones trying it).You have to see the scenario in which Hitler attacked the USSR:-France was completely beaten and occupied-England was very obviously

How many frontline ground troops were in the US military just after WW2 ended?

You can find total numbers here:The National WWII MuseumThose numbers include cooks and typists and whatnot.To address your question, let's look at divisions:78 Army Infantry Divisions16 Army Armored Divisions2 Army Calvery Divisions6 Marine Infantry DivisionsThis is a total of

How and why do people seriously deny the Holocaust?

TL;DR:People don't deny the Holocaust seriouslyHolocaust denial is profitable and popularSerious people don't deny the Holocaust, even if they doubt it.WARNING: This may become the mother of the long answers. Stop here if you don't have the time to read it lightly.


How did the Japanese military treat its wounded in WW2?

Japanese casualties in Pacific theatreWorld War II death toll of all nationsImperial Japan's World War Two 1931-1945

What happened to the guy that was on Hiroshima the day it was bombed and went to Nagasaki directly after and was there when Nagasaki was bombed?

Tsutomu Yamaguchi lived to the age of 93.Injured by the Hiroshima blast he made his way to Nagasaki. He was one of around 165 to survive both bombs.Yamaguchi arrived in Nagasaki early in the morning on August 8 and limped to the hospital. The

What were the foo fighters phenomenon seen in WWII?

I'd forgotten all about those, but now that I see your question I remember my father talking about them.Foo fighter - Wikipedia is an article about ‘Foo Fighters' that gives a few possible explanations, none of them totally convincing.It also says that they were first reported in November 1944, but my

What made the U.S. want to contain communism around the world after WW2?

Basically, it was unreasonable paranoia. For instance, Canada and other countries never banned Communist parties from existing. Yes they were watched by the secret police.... I remember there was an urban story going around that if the undercover cops decided to do other things, the Thunder Bay chapter of the Communist Party would cease to exist.

What sort of impact did Patton have in the Second World War?

From the horse's mouth he actually said we defeated the wrong enemy so I image his influence in victory was miserably mute at best. Later in history the 6 million death toll at Auschwitz was drastically reduced to a mere 1 million and it was revealed Hollywood's portrayal of all white Nazis was literally a outright lie. Hitler

Would the Holocaust have happened without Hitler?

No, not likely. Hitler was directly responsible for the actions against the Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and mentally challenged who were killed by the S.S. and Einsatsgruppen. Over 7 million people!Still, Stalin killed even more...

Why do people need to vote?

Voting is the civilized alternative to violence. War is the natural state of humanity, and wherever we can get hostile, competing factions to agree to peacefully abide by the outcome of an election, we have potentially averted a violent conflict.The elected ones will tell you their victory is a sign

Are WW2 and WW1 connected?

They were related in the extent that extremely harsh peace terms placed on Germany in the peace treaty after World War I helped Hitler sell his plans to restore Germany to power.

Can the experience of the Holocaust be captured in cinema?

With so many excellent answers, why am I posting? Because this anecdote should answer the question in a way that none of the others have, excellent as they are.I saw Schindler's List with my father in the cinema 25 years ago. He was a Mengele twin, had survived a ghetto and four concentration camps

What are some of the worst and best battleships from World War 1 and 2?

Basing on combat performance....Worst? HMS Prince of Wales. This is most clearly seen in it's first encounter with two modern warships, Prinz Eugen, and the more well-known Bismarck, where PoW's guns actually malfunctioned mid-battle. PoW would be sunk along with HMS Repulse near Singapore in 1941 by a Japanese air raid... due

Why did the Japanese military massacre a group of nurses on Bangka Island, Indonesia in WW2?

The nurses massacred by the Japanese were survivors, along with about 140 men, soldiers and civilians, from the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke by the Japanese off the coast of Sumatra as they sought to escape from Singapore. The survivors surrendered to the Japanese on Bangka Island

What is your favorite movie about WWII?

As far as feature films go, I don't think it gets any better than ‘Der Untergang' (titled 'Downfall' in English), a story that takes place mostly entirely in Hitler's underground bunker as the Russians close in, and he's faced with how to end it. The other would be 'The Pianist',

How did the US find allies during WWII?

Well, since we were last to enter, I believe it was rather the other way round. They found us, before we entered.Hitler was recognized as a menace, and the US was known to have vast natural resources and industrial capacity. We were longtime allies of Britain, and so

How did the Japanese military treat its wounded in WW2?

Japanese casualties in Pacific theatreWorld War II death toll of all nationsImperial Japan's World War Two 1931-1945

What were movies like before WWII?

The biggest difference from today is that they had to be inoffensive to the white Christian establishment. G or PG by today's standards.From 1933 on issues of race, politics, foreign affairs, sex... were generally avoided or presented in the most mainstream manner due to

What happened to the kaiser during WWII?

He lived long enough to see the new German army inflict a crushing defeat on his old enemies- France+the UK in May,June 1940..For some strange reason,the allies offered to evacuate him when the German offensive in the west started.As a patriotic German,he refused and ,like all patriotic Germans,he rejoiced in the German victory.Wrote a letter to

What was the reason for the US bombing Japan during WW2?

This may seem rather simplistic, but the US and Japan were at WAR with each other. If Japan could have bombed the US mainland, they would have.The US, over time, developed the forward positions (land-based) and gained enough control of the seas for carrier-based bomber attacks onto Japan's

What happened to the guy that was on Hiroshima the day it was bombed and went to Nagasaki directly after and was there when Nagasaki was bombed?

Tsutomu Yamaguchi lived to the age of 93.Injured by the Hiroshima blast he made his way to Nagasaki. He was one of around 165 to survive both bombs.Yamaguchi arrived in Nagasaki early in the morning on August 8 and limped to the hospital. The

Would armored warships from WW2 have been much less damaged by collisions with cargo ships than the USS McCain and Fitzgerald?

WW II battleships faced by budgetary and weight limits needing speed used the all or none armor schemes, where by certain less critical areas of the ship were not heavily armored. Here is the armor scheme of the IOWA class battleship, the most heavily armored and armed ships the US built for WWII

To what extent was the Japanese invasion of China justified in WW2?

It is not true.The Japanese were already starving since ancient times, all the way till the 1960s when Japan finally rebuilt its economy. Particularly in the early 20th Century, common people were starving because:1. Japan was still far behind western

What's the most realistic WWII movie?

I think the most realistic war movie is the "Victors",  Stanley Kubrick's first movie. It's not about big action scenes, it's about the nitty-gritty day to day horror of war -- the boredom, the brutality, the privation, homesickness, sacrifice, loneliness, fear, brotherhood and more. Things that are

How effective were German jets during WWII?

The Me 262 jets shot down around 150 Allied planes.An impressive number, surely?Well, the Allied Air Forces by this time outnumbered the Luftwaffe by a massive, massive, massive count.Also, the Me 262 jets were by no means invincible. They suffered around 100 of their number shot down.An

What are the best modern WWII movies?

In no particular order, these would be my favorites:Bridge Over The River KwaiThe Longest DayVon Ryan's ExpressSaving Private RyanThe Great EscapeFuryEnemy At The GatesPattonTora Tora ToraA Bridge Too FarWhere Eagles DareThe Best Years Of Our LivesThe last one, The Best Years Of Our Lives is a post WW II

Has Israel ever condemned Japan over WW2 war atrocities especially against the Chinese?

To be honest, I never heard of or seen any report of Israel condemning Japan for their WW2 atrocities. I mean then again, do all of you remember when Germany recognize the Armenian Genocide?Germany declares Armenian killings a "genocide"German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide'

What were the foo fighters phenomenon seen in WWII?

My father flew 35 missions over Germany as a ball turret gunner in a b-17. His crew was the youngest in the 8th airforce with an average age of 20. Having just graduated from his childhood and thrust into combat his senses were on overtime as everything was new.

Has the US failed in most military action since WW2 especially considering the vast nature of its military might?

No the US has not failed in most of its military actions since WW2. Let's start with wars first and then move on to military interventions.Most significantly the USA unquestionably won the Cold War by spending the USSR into the ground. Well done Reagan. It also stared down Khrushchev during the Cuban missile

What happened to the Hitler family name after WWII?

Aside from JJ Cohn's answer, there is another side to the issue. The name Hitler was actually a corruption or misspelling of the name Hiedler or Hüttler. (See Hitler (Familienname) on the German edition of Wikipedia.)For the reasons JJ notes, the version

What would the world be like if Nazi Germany had never lost the war?

I found this answer in another question on Quora. Not realistic, but very interesting, so I thought I'd copy-paste it. (I had already saved this answer) 1943: Manstein and his Panzer Division break the Soviet encirclement of Paulus and his 6th Army. Stalingrad is then captured by Paulus who is promoted to Field

What did Bob Dole do during WWII?

In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II, becoming a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. In April 1945, while engaged in combat near

What happened during the Kiriji Wars?

Warning: Lengthy Answer.The Kiriji War is the term used to describe a series of conflicts spanning roughly 16 years (1877 - 1893) between two powerful Yoruba confederate armies of mainly Western Yorubas (Ibadan and its allies) and Eastern Yorubas (Ijeshas and Ekitis). It is

What would happen if we cloned Hitler?

Would not matter. Hitler have a very abusive father,was not recognized for courage in WW 1,was kicked out of art school,was homeless,lived in Germany after WW 1 which was nearly destroyed by the allies and it considered the reason for WW2. Worse, it was a family fight among

Why did the Japanese military massacre a group of nurses on Bangka Island, Indonesia in WW2?

The nurses massacred by the Japanese were survivors, along with about 140 men, soldiers and civilians, from the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke by the Japanese off the coast of Sumatra as they sought to escape from Singapore. The survivors surrendered to the Japanese on Bangka Island

Will World War III happen in the 21st century?

If you asked people in the 1950s if WWIII would start in the 20th century, they would have probably said yes. Similarly, most people will answer that it is likely in the 21st century. There are multiple local conflicts with foreign powers vested in

Would the U.S. survive a world war?

Your country would suffer immensely. The release of even ONE atomic weapon in or above and American city, would bring about profound changes. Your country would cease to exist as the USA you currently know.Any nuclear exchange, would create MILLIONS of deaths and casualties

What would the world be like if Nazi Germany had never lost the war?

The Nazi idelogy does not allow them to to win WW2. The theory is simple. You are great and your army is mighty. But you there is no mercy in your heart. Conquering a country is differerent from trying to erase a race from face of the earth. Even Romans were better - their

What was US culture like in WWII?

It was very patriotic, very much like all the other countries. People would hang American flags any and everywhere. If you were even slightly anti American, you were shunned from your community