Axis General Staff

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Hubi535
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Axis General Staff

Post by Hubi535 » 02 Apr 2019 19:47

Hi
Were there any plans for creating such a thing? By "general staff" I mean something like allied CCS. And if there were not such a plans, how do you thing it would have looked like? How would have been in command and what's were Axis commanders capabilities of cooperation?

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Re: Axis General Staff

Post by jesk » 02 Apr 2019 19:54

The defeat of Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Finland was the result of such a headquarters. The alliance with Germany catastrophically reduced the country's defense capability.

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Re: Axis General Staff

Post by Hubi535 » 02 Apr 2019 20:27

What? How is that connected, I'm not an eastern front expert but I think there where much more important factors for fall of Romania than combined staff

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Re: Axis General Staff

Post by Peter89 » 03 Apr 2019 11:46

The minor Axis nations' main goals were to seize territories from each other. Romania was on bad terms with Hungary and Bulgaria, and in turn Hungary was actually attacking Slovakia, and also had a claim for Fiume, which was also contested between Croatia and Italy...

There's an old Hungarian joke about the Hungarian participation in WW2 :D

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Re: Axis General Staff

Post by doogal » 03 Apr 2019 18:57

If there had been an "Axis General Staff" it would have been German Led, With nominal posts to satisfy each ally subordinated to other senior German officers. But there was no will at any level for such a thing, German hegemony over eastern and southern Europe meant exactly that.

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