Stopping unilaterally the war with Britain would be very stupid: Britain would continue the war and would become stronger every day .And if he stopped the war with Britain, there would be NO German attack on the USSR .The ONLY reason for Barbarossa was that Britain refused to give up .mezsat2 wrote: ↑21 Jun 2020 17:38I believe the exact opposite. After Dunkirk, Hitler could unilaterally sign a peace treaty with Britain. That is, no air attacks, no U-Boats, nothing. Sure, Churchill could still carry out a few night air attacks (which the Germans would classify immediately as acts of terrorism, since they would not be at war with Britain). Once Hitler is striking full-bore against the USSR, it's quite unlikely the Brits would support Stalin and Communism over Hitler for an extended period of time. As the poster mentions, Germany should have just stayed out of N. Africa. Italy would fall to the British- so what? They're going nowhere past the Alps under any circumstances. Hitler was so damned obssessed with the Rumanian air fields, but remember, it was US bombers, not British bombers hitting at Ploesti. Bomber Command would have be virtually annihilated in similar forays.Skysoldier80 wrote: ↑19 Jun 2020 16:01I would say when they gave up on Taking England Out. They should have not attacked Russia until England was neutralized. Next, I would have attacked Russia and went straight to Moscow instead of first tryi BF to capture the oils fields. Finally I would have not gotten involved with supporting the Italians in North Africa. They should have went straight through Spain and taken Gibraltar instead of focusing on Crete. Many mistakes; Obviously a good think.
Deeply divided, and lukewarm on another war in Europe, anyway, the United States would DEFINITELY not have supported involvement in the conflict under those conditions. Churchill would have been voted out in a year or two and Hitler may very well have achieved his Eurasion Empire.
And about the USA : war with Germany was inevitable ,because US would not allow a German domination of Europe .It was no coincidence that at the end of June 1940 Britain decided to continue the war : there was a GOP convention at the end of June and W.Willkie was elected candidate ,a man who had the same foreign policy as FDR .
Britain would continue the was as long it had the support of the USA and USA would support Britain as long as it continued the war , and soon, very soon,this support would result in war with Germany ,something Germany knew very well and something which dictated,determined Hitler's strategy .