The Fall Of Berlin 1945 Analysis

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In Anthony’s Beevor’s book “The Fall of Berlin 1945”, his forward opens with a statement from Albert Speer, the Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi Germany. He stated the following: “History always emphasizes terminal events.” Ironically, his text should refer to the pending Cold War between the two former Allies, Russian and the United States. The conditions for World War II were drawn from the experiences, defeats and conditions set forward from the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I. While these events created the political conditions for Adolph Hitler’s rise to power; the harshness of the imposed by the French; the Great Depression which crippled the
Western Nations and the failure of the League of Nations; the concessions made by the British government appeasements of Hitler; led to the conditions for the start of the War.
War has always been a “come as you are” not with the military you wanted to have. Time and resources are the most critical factors in preparing for war. This can only be accomplished by leadership (both civilian and military) that sets forth on a track to plan for the next war. World War II was dominated by numerous errors on both the Allied and Axis nations. The nation that was able to identify those errors and correct them quickly won. However, World War II was the first technology war of mankind. For nearly every technological advancement, there was a counter-technology. For example, German radar was
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