- Jun 10, 2004
If TSR had launched the main offensive in east Prussia in 1914 the Germans could have so totally smashed the Czar's armies that he would probably have sued for Peace.Sidewinder said:Now I'm no expert, but isn't that pretty much exactly what they did in WWII? By the time Barbarossa kicked off the western front was pretty much subdued.Catalpa said:It would have been better for Germany to have held the Western border and thrown everything they had got against Russia.
Though that was a close-run thing by all accounts. I think it all came down to supplies in the end? i.e. if the German armies had carried sufficient supplies to winter outside Moscow and Stalingrad they might have won: as it was half their army starve and froze to death, then Kursk finished them off. After Kursk the final outcome of the war was not really in doubt.
If he didn't the blow to his prestige would have been huge and far worse than 1905.
Revolution would more than likely have followed.
Consider that the Russians were also engaged with the Austrians in southern Poland at that time and you can imagine how difficult such a scenario would have been for them.
Germany did not have to declare War on France and/or invade Belgium. That was a really stupid Strategy! :roll: