Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

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Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

Post by Linkagain » 21 Dec 2021 14:35

if the fighting between Germany and France had taken longer than a month-did Stalin-nearer to Germany via Poland- plan to conquer Western Europe?

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Re: Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

Post by wm » 21 Dec 2021 16:16

No, he was a better politician than that.
He wanted to pick up the pieces after the expected (by communist ideology) military and social collapse of the belligerents.

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Re: Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

Post by Linkagain » 21 Dec 2021 20:20

How would the collapse of Western Europe occur?

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Re: Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

Post by Art » 21 Dec 2021 20:43

On 21 May 1940 the Politburo ordered to continue demobilization and transfer of the army to peace-time footing. That mostly answers the questions.

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Re: Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

Post by wm » 21 Dec 2021 22:51

Linkagain wrote:
21 Dec 2021 20:20
How would the collapse of Western Europe occur?
Read Lenin :) it's there.
Here is an example, and another, and this.

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Re: Did Stalin plan an Invasion of Europe 1940?

Post by Linkagain » 22 Dec 2021 04:19

Thanks for answearing the Question :thumbsup: :milwink:
Id say that indeed 1918-1920 with the collpse of the Austrian-Hungarain Empire....and choas in germany....it did seem to portend the collpse of Europe via Communist revolution[s]....

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