barbarossa

  1. Barbarossa/Pearl Harbor 7/22/41

    That's it. Ignoring politics, advancing Japanese conquest plans and naval construction, Indo-China is already fully occupied in July 1941 as it was IOTL in December of that year. Japan learns of Barbarossa and decides to throw the dice when FDR announces oil embargo with Japanese occupation of...
  2. If Germany delayed Barbarossa until April 1942 they would have defeated Russia

    When Germany attack Russia was massively successful because of tactical expertise. Delay the invasion until the following April would have allowed the Russian to have more T-34 to meet the Germans but the Germans would also have had more tanks and troops. I believe they would have defeated the...
  3. Effect of weather on Barbarossa start date

    There's been much discussion on how the Battle of Greece delayed the start of Operation Barbarossa, but I can't find much on the weather. Disregarding the Battle of Greece for a moment, what is the earliest date in 1941 that Barbarossa could start without getting bogged down in the spring mud?
  4. Whiteshore

    WI: Stalin dies on June 22, 1941

    What if Joseph Stalin died on June 22, 1941, the first day of Operation Barbarossa (and before anyone asks if he gets assassinated, let's assume he dies from a heart attack or stroke caused by the shock of learning that Hitler had indeed betrayed him and attacked the USSR)? What happens next...
  5. No Soviet military reorganization in 1940-1

    I was watching this video which makes a case that the major reason for poor Soviet performance in 1941, was its reorganization in the face of blitzkrieg 1939-1940. And so the Red Army was in a major state of flux and disorganization when the Nazis hit them. Now in theory it made sense to...
  6. Help needed : Source on Barbarossa weathers

    It's often said here on the board, that the initially planned start ofr "Barbarossa", 15th May 1941, was delayed MORE due to weather conditions, than due to the "distraction" of the by Hitler unwanted Balkan-campaign, that Mussolini more or less forced upon him. What sources is/are these...
  7. WI: Frederick Barbarossa won a total victory over the Lombard League, creating a puppet viceroyalty?

    What if the HRE Frederick I Barbarossa won a decisive and devastating victory over the Lombard League, allowing him to dissolve many of the privileges of the Northern Italian states, creating an intermediary authority, a sort of "Exarchate of Ravenna"-like realm whose leader is directly...
  8. WI Germany and the USSR went to a stalemate?

    maybe in 1941-42, after the red army pushes back the germans?
  9. TheReformer

    Paralyzed in Darkness: A Very Different Cold War (TL)
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    The Reichstag - Seat of German Government - and the Volkshall, Berlin (1988) Paralyzed in Darkness: A Very Different Cold War "The vision of our first Fuhrer guided our future, our second secured it, our third defined our place in the world. Now we must decide what as a people we wish to...
  10. GauchoBadger

    WI: Frederick Barbarossa crushes the Lombard League

    What if Frederick Barbarossa had managed to defeat the Lombard League sometime around the Battle of Legnano? Could restless and semi-independent North Italy be brought back under the thumb of the emperor? What are the effects of this on Fred's reign, his successors, and the Holy Roman Empire...
  11. If even one early encirclement in Barbarossa had been avoided, would the Soviets win a year early?

    If the Soviets had escaped just one of the major early encirclements in Barbarossa, such as Bialystok-Minsk, Smolensk, Luga, Galacia, Kiev, or Vyazma-Bryansk, and saved most of those troops, tanks, and guns to continue to bog down and slow the German invasion which was already overstretched by...
  12. AHC: Soviets encircle the Germans as much as the Germans encircled the Soviets

    With the latest possible POD, what has to change in the Red Army to allow the Soviets to encircle German divisions as often as, or more often than the reverse? If possible, to the extent that the Soviet army gains a reputation for always encircling its enemies, a reputation which survives...
  13. Sir Omega

    Could have Barbarossa been beaten back?

    Presuming same conditions as IOTL: the Red Army purge still happened same plan of attack from the German side same military strength for both the Soviets and the Axis same numbers and type of tanks / airplanes same logistic capacity no special preparations etc. Could have the Red Army stopped...
  14. WI: The Germans halt their advance to Moscow

    Okay in this ATL, let's say the Hitler and the German High Command realize around Oct-November 1941, they realize that the Soviet Union isn't going to collapse anytime soon as they saw, and halt their lines before even going upon the Soviet capital and then after improving the logistical...
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