posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 05:22 PM
The idea that Hitler could achieve his megalomaniacal plans today sounds absurd. But the Germans came close to winning the war. Both the English
historian Stephen Ambrose attributes the defeat of the Nazis to a Scottish meteorologist. He was named JM Stagg and did the weather forecast for
Allied troops. On June 5, 1944, despite the storm that punished the French coast, he ensured that the sky would open later.
It was a kick, because the climate in that region is so unstable that even today half of the satellites miss forecasts. But Stagg hit. If the rain
continued, the soldiers who landed in France the next morning - the D-Day - would reach the coast sick, unable to fight. And there would be no
visibility to drop bombs or paratroopers. Result: The operation to liberate France would be a fiasco.
On the other hand, the British military historian John Keegan believes that Hitler lost his chance of winning three years earlier, in 1941. At that
time, almost all of Europe was in their hands or their accomplices and supporters Italians Spaniards. Excited, the dictator looked forward to Russia
and was defeated by the winter. Keegan argues that Hitler could have opted for an indirect invasion. He would go easy in Turkey and from there extend
their tentacles throughout the Middle East. Would, therefore, an inexhaustible supply of oil for its troops. Then would the southern Soviet Union,
where the winter is not so cruel. And let Stalin without its largest oil reserves.
"From then on, it would be easy to conquer Russia and then India, then an English colony," says Keegan. Meanwhile, their Japanese allies occupy
China, connecting Japan to Germany. And do not stop there. "England is sparsely populated and poor in natural resources," said Keegan. Without its
colonies, would become the prey does cyl. At the time, much of Africa was a European colony and eventually into the hands of the Führer.
Result: even before 1950, the "Nazi empire" would have been spread through Europe, Asia and Africa - more than the Roman and Mongol empires
combined. "It would be a world of two classes," says Christian Lohbauer, a specialist in German history, USP. The Aryans considered above, have you.
Slavs, black and Asian people would become smaller. Other people, like Jews and Gypsies were decimated.
It is quite possible that neither the Nazis so chill. "They have depended on war," said Lohbauer. "German companies have grown by providing
equipment for the Army and needed the labor, slave labor of prisoners." Ie invading country after country would continue to maintain this schedule.
Were going to stay nonviolent and then on to Oceania. "We have a century of struggle ahead of us," said Hitler once. "Before this than go to
So he would meet the interests of another power: the USA. "Do not we would allow them to take possession of Latin America," said Robert M. Cowley,
founder of the magazine Military History Quarterly, specializing in military history.
In this scenario, the Cold War would have occurred between Germany and USA. "But more likely would be even a hot war," says Keegan. And the stage
would be Latin America. The fight would last forever? "I doubt it," says Cowley. "The Nazi empire was based on a charismatic figure. An hour Hitler
die. Who would replace him?"
After the death of the dictator, the oppressed would rebel and empire would crumble. Arrive by 2000 in stirring up the debris. It is quite possible
that science was stagnant after decades burning through money at the pumps. The computer would be primitive. And the Internet would not exist:
authoritarian regimes, which depend on the control of information, prevent it became popular. The next time you surf the world wide web, thank,
therefore, to that lucky meteorologist Scot.