I'm sure I suggested this somewhere in another thread, it makes more sense for the axis to concentrate on knocking Britain out by luring Britain's heavy fleet to destruction in the Indian Ocean. It would have been necessary for the US to remain a 'sleeping giant'. The question is, how far would Churchill have gone to protect British India and the Middle East?
A successful strategy may have been to do this, and allow Germany to gain at least parity in the Atlantic with her four capital ships. I still think the fleet air arm were overrated and lucky in destroying the Bismark. British carriers shouldn't have made much impact until better marine aircraft came along later in the war.
I believe the Philippines were an important source of raw materials for Japan, so these would have had to be available via captured British possessions or Germany instead.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright
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