Mr. Gorgavec: "We have a wall"
Ronald Reagan: "We have Democracy"
@Radically Irrational, 🇺🇸Ronald Reagan woooo🇺🇸
@Radically Irrational, Reagan smash
@Censored Beard, Reagan: "Puny dictator"
@Radically Irrational, Did... Did you mean Gorbachev?
@John McClane, ... shjt
@Radically Irrational, "We have space lasers"*
@John McClane, I thought the same. Lolol
@Censored Beard, Reagan sleepy
@Censored Beard, Reagan tired...
@Radically Irrational, #bestcomments
*insert obligatory "winter is coming" comment*
@seductive banana, Ew... If winter is coming... And snow is white... Winter is coming all over us 😖
@PeanutButterPopsicle, That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works!
@PeanutButterPopsicle, Illuminate cumfirmed?
Too soon? No. We're talking about Hitler, it's fine. Apparently it got so cold that winter and the German soldiers were so unprepared that they had to eat their horses. Not too uncommon right? Well there are accounts that say they would cut a chunk out of the horse, cook and eat it but let the horse live because they would need more at a later date. The more you know!
@Atlas The Khajiit, it was so cold that the gasoline froze in their tanks
Let's not downplay the massive effort of the soviets to stop the Germans, I wrote a paper about Stalingrad for my 20th century class and I have to say, American education really ignored the eastern front in ww2, a lot of people don't know how responsible the Russians were in stopping the nazis.
@Spetsnaz , Well yeah the big reason for that is a kinda childish one because immediately after ww2 was the cold war against Russia. The US decided "hey these our enemies not heros" so the omitted most good things the 20th century/Stalin era Russians did.
@Spetsnaz , considering their casualty numbers, I have my doubts as to whether they could've succeeded without winter's intervention. They were definitely able to hold out though. Those Russians are stubborn as hell
@Magnamon, well they suffered such high casualties early because Stalin purged the military of its battlefield level commanders. By the time the first winter came about, most of those bad commanders who were left behind either got experience and became better, were killed in action (and someone more was put in their place) or they were executed for their failure. By the time the winter had set in, logistically, the Germans had already lost the war, it was only a matter of time.
WE HAVE HAGGIS
Well, they don't call it General Winter for nothing.
, and it's coming
I have thoughts on this. What if instead of capturing cities in Russia, you made sure as much farm land as possible gets burnt. Then when winter starts the Russians will have no food to get through the winter. When spring starts repeat the same process pushing further into Russia each year till Russia is defeated.
@BearDaniels, you're assuming they don't have massive stockpiles of food in reserve. They're far more than prepared for when winter rolls around than any invader can hope to be
@Magnamon, perhaps but I think with modern tech, Defoliants and such, we could remove their food supply in a year and regardless of stockpiles they couldn't last a long war.
@BearDaniels, in the case of world war 2, Hitler wanted Russia beat ASAP so he wasn't fighting on two fronts, that strategy would take too long