WI if the policy was carried out by the most fanatical members of the SS? Basically everything is put to the torch, mines are flooded, factories are blown up, warehouses are destroyed and every bridge was blown. Basically there is little of economic value in Germany when the war ends. I doubt this will slow down the Allies even a month, possibly not even a day. However, it would be devastating to Germany post-war. So how does it affect the post-war? My guess is the US would spend more to keep the Germans from starving if nothing else.