I never said that a successful Barbarossa would result in the surrender of Britain .Peter89 wrote: ↑03 Feb 2020 09:24So Germany needed no additional raw materials at all, okay.
As I answered your other claims before, I have one question remained: how would a successful Barbarossa result the surrender of the BE?
Churchill says that "oh fuck, the 6th army has reached Astrakha and the 18th Army has reached Arkhangelsk, so it's time for us to quit?
You keep claiming:
- the US entry into the war was the decisive factor
- the US and the BE cooperated well before Barbarossa, they were on a way of becoming allies
- the Germans anticipated the US entry to the war in 1942, and they were right
So why exactly would a successful Barbarossa result the collapese of the British resistance? Even if the A-A line is reached in October 1941, the Red Army destroyed with minimal casualties, the US entry to the war in 1942 will seal the fate of the war.
The logical conclusion here is that the BE will continue to fight until the US enters the war, regardless of the Soviet defeat.
The Germans started by eliminating all possibilities that would not result in the surrender of Britain .And than, they convinced themselves that what remained,would result in the surrender of Britain . But, to be certain they took no risks and prepared for 2 wars : Barbarossa and the war against UK + US . That's why Hitler ordered on June 20 to give immediately priority to the war with Britain (Vabanque P 43 ) ,additional reason was that post 20 June production for Barbarossa would not help Barbarossa,as it was planned as a short campaign with success in a few weeks and that the switch-over from Barbarossa to the war with Britain /US would demand time .
Other reason for Barbarossa was that it would liberate Japan from the spectre of a two front war and that (this was a false hope ) Japan would be that strong that US could not fight against Japan and Germany and would abandon Britain ( Hitler's War ,Magenheimer, P44)
About the oil from Iraq/Iran : what the RN used before the war is irrelevant :
1 the Italian DOW prevented the transport of this oil to Britain
2 it was more economical to import oil from the Americas, cheaper and it was saving time .
Before the war, Britain imported 1/3 of its oil from the ME,during the war : NOTHING.
Besides : during the war Britain neededless oil than before the war .