If WW1 had continued into 1919 and 1920 would those years have resembled WW2 more than 1914-16?

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Re: If WW1 had continued into 1919 and 1920 would those years have resembled WW2 more than 1914-16?

Post by ljadw » 14 Nov 2021 15:23

Sid Guttridge wrote:
14 Nov 2021 12:05
Hi ljadw,



You post, "It is obvious that if Germany was divided in 25 or more states...." Who suggested 25 or more states?



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Sid
There were 25 German states in 1871 .

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Re: If WW1 had continued into 1919 and 1920 would those years have resembled WW2 more than 1914-16?

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 15 Nov 2021 17:04

Sid Guttridge wrote:
12 Nov 2021 12:50
Hi Futurist,

Nobody needed to go via Metz.

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Sid.
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Metz was a critical rail junction. Like Liege it had the bulk of the east west railway capacity running through it. There were a few railways between the two, and south of Metz, but not remotely at the capacity to support 1918 style army groups in the offense. Hypothetically either could have been bypassed by a combination of building new temporary tracks, and automotive transport. But, that would require a large period of advance preparation & some out of the box thinking in both organization and engineering.

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Re: If WW1 had continued into 1919 and 1920 would those years have resembled WW2 more than 1914-16?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 23 Nov 2021 12:37

Hi ljadw,

So, the "25 states" suggestion here was your own?

You are, in fact, arguing with yourself?

Cheers,

Sid

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Re: If WW1 had continued into 1919 and 1920 would those years have resembled WW2 more than 1914-16?

Post by ljadw » 23 Nov 2021 16:28

NO : the 25 states did exist.
There were 39 states in 1815.
After the war of 1866 there were 21 states in the Northern German Confederation, this Confederation took in 1871 the name of the German Empire, but remained a confederation of independent states with a central government with very limited powers .In 1871 4 other states joined the Confederation : Baden, Bavaria, Hessen-Darmstadt and Würtemberg .
If the confederation was dissolved in 1918, its 25 members would become again totally independent .

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Re: If WW1 had continued into 1919 and 1920 would those years have resembled WW2 more than 1914-16?

Post by The Ibis » 23 Nov 2021 17:07

Sid Guttridge wrote:
11 Nov 2021 20:23
Hi Guys,

Germany was on the verge of collapse on 11 November 1918. That is why it surrendered in all but name. It had lost all its allies, its shrinking army was defeated in the field, in retreat and leaving increasing numbers of prisoners behind. Its navy had mutinied. It couldn't feed irtself and the population was starving. The influenza epidemic was ravaging the country. It had overthrown its existing government.
But other than that

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