The allies biggest mistake

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    Was not taking and occupying the whole of Germany one of the biggest mistakes of the Allied forces? Thanks to German technology the Russians managed to raise their technology to an unprecedented level.

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    Also the capture of Berlin was a symbolic sign that the Soviet Union claimed victory over the third Reich and not the Allied forces wich gave the Soviets a psychological advantage in the cold war. The few technology that the US managed to take proves that this was essential to the further development of the cold war, after all it was a Nazi rocket scientist who got the US to the moon and gave them all other technological advantages in rocket science.

    What do you think, is this the allies biggest mistake during WWII?
     
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    Finland allied to Germany i n the war becuase t o protect land in Sortavala from Russia.
     
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    Current events are also showing us what a poor job the allies did in dividing up the spoils of war.
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    The cold war is over and nobody won, I don't understand this thread.
     
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    The artificial political boundries and the return of colonies to thier former owners has proved quite troublesome for the mideast and southeast asia.
     
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    No, the West won the "cold war". Well it was not a war, but more like a stand off where the Soviet Union caved in.

    The thing is that if the Allies took Berlin and the rest of Germany we would have had all the technological advantages. And would still have the advantages of it.
     
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    What have they got that we dont?What advantages are you talking about?I don't understand what point you are trying to make.
     
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    The nazis were far ahead of all other Nations in certain areas of technology. They had the first Jet fighter, the first decent tank, the first robot used in a war (the goliath), the first computer technology, all the other technology they managed to get far ahead of other nations (while in other technological areas like radar they were behind in but in many other areas they were ahead). The scientists from Germany that were captured proved to be the biggest assets to the Nations that managed to get them, like the example of the rocket scientist I gave. After 1945 all major Nations that occupied Germany had significant technologic advancements, that made that research was accelerated multiple times faster then normally would have been the case and as a result we made progress in a very short period that would otherwise if normally been researched taken many years longer. We would be at least another 5 years further in technological advancement in certain areas because the scientists wouldn't have to reinvent stuff from scratch and could work on other projects. The occupation of Germany by the Soviets was a very costly mistake, because of the technology they gained from it and we lost by not taking it.
     
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    The biggest mistake by far was providing enormous amounts of lend lease material to the Soviet union with no strings attached.

    All the material should have had stipulations such as restoring the London Poles and not allowing communist takeovers in eastern and central europe, and the soviets should have been REQUIRED to restore what they stole in the Ribbentrop-Molitov Pact, namely the Baltic states and eastern Poland.
     

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