1.In considering the question posed in the title, one might want to put it in the context of Hitler’s chances of defeating Stalin. Neither Hitler nor Democrat Jefferson Davis had the odds in his favor- not by a long shot. 2. Let’s take Adolph’s situation, first. a. He was a long-time ally of Stalin… Hitler didn't have the supplies nor resources he needed, so August 23, 1939, Soviet Russia' Foreign Minister Molotov signs the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact while German Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop and Soviet leader Josef Stalin look on, while standing under a portrait of Lenin –materials to be provided in later economic agreements. The USSR became the supplier of oil, iron ore, construction materials for Hitler's Blitzkrieg. And trainloads of grain, even while Russians were starving. September 1, 1939, Hitler attacked Poland....on September 17, Stalin attacks from the East. The Soviet radio transmitter in Minsk guided the Nazi bombers attacking Polish cities. Newsreel footage showed the Red Army in Nazi helmets, marching side by side with the SS. One photo shows the hammer and sickle along side the swastika. 3. The Great Miscalculation: Hitler attacked Russia.. when Operation Barbarossa started on June 22, 1941, the available (German) supplies of fuel, tires, spare parts etc., were only good enough for about two months..... Stalin, in fact, had been supplying resources to Hitler. The Wehrmacht continued to advance, albeit very slowly, and by mid-November some units found themselves at only 30 kilometers from the capital. But the troops were now totally exhausted, and running out of supplies. Their commanders knew that it was simply impossible to take Moscow. Hitler s Failed Blitzkrieg against the Soviet Union. The Battle of Moscow and Stalingrad Turning Point of World War II Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization 72 Years Ago, December 1941: Turning Point of World War II 'The Victory of the Red Army in front of Moscow was a Major Break'… by Jacques Pauwels By attacking in June, Hitler had planned to avoid Russia's three greatest generals....December, January, and February. He didn't. 4. "....realistically middle sized Germany could not defeat the much larger USSR in the long term. Germany would have eventually surrendered to the western allies to prevent total occupation by the USSR ..." So did the Red Army really singlehandedly defeat the Third Reich Stuff I Done Wrote - The Michael A. Charles Online Presence So....once one recognizes that Stalin was going to be the winner..... ....why did FDR send him supplies that the Allies could have used? Because FDR had a clear favorite between the two, and invested heavily in Stalin and the USSR....a tale for another time. But the South was, in many ways, a mirror image of Germany’s chances to with their great war. Wait ‘til you find out who the South’s great ally was.