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

Lüko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Thu Sep 24 00:23:46 MDT 2009

nada (dwaltersMIA at gmail.com) wrote on 2009-09-23 at 15:29:34 in  about Re: 
[Marxism] "WW2": interimperialist war to redivide the world,:
> There is nothing illogical to assume that had the Nazi's beaten 
> the British in 1940 and Barbarossa been more successfully planned out 

   Well, if the Earth weren't round, it would be flat. 

   You could also speculate "if" the Man in the Moon had intervened in the 

   You overlook the facts. 

1:  The enemy of German imperialism in the West was no longer England, but 
the USA, the real "colossus"; while the USA used Germany's assault on the 
major colonial power to break up the British empire to the superior US 
industry, it could not accept the rise of a competitor for world domination. 

2:  London being ready to hand over its colonies, or a large part of them, to 
Germany would not guarantee that German imperialism would have be able to 
really gain control over them. The colonial settler states within the British 
Empire (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) already had losened 
themselves very much from London's control, India was in revolt, and the 
African continent would also not acquiesce silently to a changeover of 
colonial master. Germany would have been confronted with a world colonial 
war which it could not win any more than France, England, the Netherlands, 
Portugal and the USA could win. 

3:  The aggression against the Soviet Union did not fail because of "bad 
planning". Well, "better planning" would have meant primarily to realize that a 
Blitzkrieg would not succeed against the USSR and that men and material 
would have to be prepared for the freezing cold of the Russian winter. "Better 
planning" had meant to postpone the invasion again and again, as the the 
landing on Great Britain. 

   "Better planning" could not change the fact that Germany was and is 
squeezed in between the earlier capitalist powers in the west and the Russian 
revolution in the East, and simply could not escape the two-front war, which 
Hitlers "better planning" sought to avoid at all cost. 

   "Better planning" could also not have revealed to the German imperialists, 
that the world's first workers state was much stronger than the illusion which 
destruction of the bolshevik party in the 1930ies (Hitler knew better than 
anybody else that nobody of the revolutionary leaders killed were is agents) 
and the weeknesses of the Winter War against Finland had created. 

   All "nada", i.e. nothing, as the name you have chosen. 

Lüko Willms
Frankfurt, Germany

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