This is How the World Would Look Like if Hitler Won WW2

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World history is full of “What Ifs?” but this question, in particular, has attracted the attention of many historians and analysts. What would have happened if Nazi Germany under Hitler had won World War II? Let's look at some of the scenarios presented by historians.

More Annexations

The first European conquest was expected to have preceded the immediate annexation of nations that Hitler considered appropriate Nordic. These countries include Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, in addition to the portion of Switzerland spoken in German. The entire region would have been turned into a large pool of slave labor, and the authoritarian "General Government" of Poland might have spread into the territory that was once the Soviet Union to the longitude of 70 degrees east. This represents a little over half of the whole part of the Russian Empire. The remaining Soviet Union would be handed up to Japan (temporarily).

Italy as a Separate State to Reward Their Loyalty

Hitler clearly understood that his primary allied forces, Italy and Japan, were only partners of convenience. It is possible that Italy, as a fascist state, will be granted permanent permission to establish its new empire. On the other hand, Japan, following its capturing of China, Australasia, half of Southeast Asia, the central Pacific, and the Soviet Union, will eventually be conquered in turn. However, this will occur only after the United States, the last great power that is not under Axis control, is destroyed.

The first plan that Hitler had for Europe made perfect sense; he intended to capture Western Europe before going on to the Soviet Union, which had maintained its non-aggression agreement with Germany until the Nazi invasion occurred in June 1941. If things had gone as Hitler had intended, Germany's unstoppable military power would have been directed at Russia, and Hitler's goal of ruling all of Europe may have come true.

Japanese Destiny

On the other hand, Hitler's overarching big plan, which was to conquer the rest of the earth, would eventually have come up against a barrier that Hitler did not seem to have contemplated.

Hitler reasoned that the Japanese would faithfully continue their struggle with the Americas and China unless he could eliminate his old allies. That's what he concluded, at least. Imperial Japan understood that its alliance with Nazi Germany was short-lived due to the continued bigotry that fuelled Nazi ideology. Nonetheless, there are many examples of blocks in the past that evolved in response to new stimuli. The Dual Alliance was formed in 1879 between Germany and Austria-Hungary after the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Italy, the latest part of the Central Powers, finally aligned itself with the Allies throughout WWI, and it would do the exact same thing during World War II. The U.S. and West Germany joined NATO together ten years after the conclusion of World War II.

The United States Act of Retaliation

From bases in northern Canada, the United States of America planned to launch an assault on Berlin with the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker," the first intercontinental bomber. In 1941, when it seemed like Hitler could control all of Europe, work began on what would later become the B-36. The massive six-engine bomber entered service only two years after its 1946 test flight. The United States had amassed more than fifty nuclear weapons by 1948. (With Germany's nuclear development backlog at the time, it is doubtful the nation could have created any atomic weapons by that time). Hitler's "master race" would have been suffocated to death by the "mongrel race" if hundreds of mushroom cloud missiles had been launched at them.

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