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  1. Don’t let current politics distort your perspective about WWII. Without the Soviets destroying the German army in the east, there could not have been a successful D-Day because Germany would have had far more resources available.

    1. Gandydancer

      You’re missing Schmitt’s point. Whatever the contribution that Hitler’s violation of his pact with Stalin made to the (partial) success of what Eisenhower called a “Crusade in Europe” they were useful to that stage of the crusade but not a part of it, since they were just another version of the same evil that the crusade was directed against. The next stage of that crusade ended with the fall of the Soviet regime. The fall of Putin’s successor dictatorship may be required as well before we can say the crusade is a full success.

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