[Marxism] "WW2": interimperialist war to redivide the world

Lüko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Sun Sep 20 16:00:19 MDT 2009

nada (dwaltersMIA at gmail.com) wrote on 2009-09-20 at 09:58:23 in  about Re: 
[Marxism] "WW2": interimperialist war to redivide the world:
> regardless of how one feels about British entry into the war in 1939, 

  was there really a "British entry into the war in 1939"? I don't think so. What 
war did the British Empire wage in 1939? 

  It was German imperialism which opened the war for the redistribution of the 
colonies and could, with the help of the Soviet Union, direct his first strikes 
against the other imperialist and colonial powers in Wester Europe. 

> or it's aid or not to anti-fascist struggles. 

  I don't know of any. Do you? Tell me! 

> WWII was first and foremost an attack by Fascism against the USSR. 

  This is utter nonsense. The "World War 2" was the continuation of what is 
called "World War 1", and which actually form a single inter-imperialist war 
for the redivision of the world and their colonial empires, just interrupted for 
an armistice by the Russian Revolution. The carnage could continue after the 
defeat of the working class in Germany and was inevitable after the victory 
of fascism in Spain. 

> It was always aimed, first and foremost, against the USSR. 

  Well, why then did nobody wage a war against the USSR until the third year 
of that war (if we accept the common notion that the attack on Poland 
enabled by the German-Soviet pact of August 23, 1939, is the official begin 
of that war, while it actually started rather with the Italien war to conquer 
Ethiopia and the Japanese war of conquest of China)? 

  No, the interimperialist war of the 20th century from 1914 to 1949 was a 
war to redivide the world, which was already divided up among the early 
colonial empires, and which the late comers -- USA, Germany, Italy, Japan 
-- had redistribute among them according to their real economic and military 
strength. This was complicated by the existence of the first workers state 
and by the beginning revolt of the colonial masses, first of all expressed by 
the Chinese fighting to get their country for themselves instead of Japan or 
the USA. 

   As to German imperialism -- Hitler clearly spelled out his guiding star: 
"Germany will be a world power, ot it will not be". 

   As Trotsky, leader of the first successful socialist revolution, wrote in 1939 
and 1940, German imperialism had not the slightest chance to succeed, but 
had no other way than to try it. 

Lüko Willms
Frankfurt, Germany

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