Could USA defeat USSR before the WW2 begun??




 
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November 20th, 2004  
Kirill K
 

Topic: Could USA defeat USSR before the WW2 begun??


Do you think USA had the chance to stand against USSR's army?
November 20th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Russia was just coming out of a Revolt and was still having to deal with things like that, Though it depends on which date you are referring to, the years of 1934-6 when the Japs started going hog wild in Asia, our 1939 when Hitler started going hog wild in Europe, The date would help.


It would be interesting America was coming out of a depression but Russia was still rebuilding from a Revolt in the 30's. So to be honest America probably was the weaker of the two. However most likly if it was the 34-6 The Euro Powers would have stayed out, however after 39 and the Russian/German Invasion of Poland Britian and them would have most likly help America fight off the Russians.
November 20th, 2004  
Airborne
 
Hmmm, if America is going in, no doubt whatsoever Turkey would too, a border in the Caucasas as well as the ability to land in the Pacific and pinpoint expeditions in the north over the artic? I figure if it was early on in the war when the White Russians were still fighting, reinforcement of thier positions would of been near catatrophic for Marxist-Leninism. Trotsky wrote that the Soviets took the path of the least resistance in their revolution.... we could easily of done the same with the population of repressed minorities ready to support us. A temperary sack of Moscow and spliting the effectiveness of thier economy and communications would of been quite depressing, especially in the steppe where the Soviets lacked mobility.
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November 20th, 2004  
Ed
 
If they were to allie with Nazi Germany they would win for sure.
November 20th, 2004  
redcoat
 
 

Topic: Re: Could USA defeat USSR before the WW2 begun??


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Originally Posted by Kirill K
Do you think USA had the chance to stand against USSR's army?
Once you remember the pitifully small size of the US Army in 1939, the answer is easy.
Not a snowballs chance in hell !!!!!

If somehow, by magic the Soviet army landed in force in the USA the US Army would have difficulty in slowing them down, let alone stopping them.
November 20th, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 

Topic: Re: Could USA defeat USSR before the WW2 begun??


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirill K
Do you think USA had the chance to stand against USSR's army?
No chance whatsoever if they had ever met at that time. Warfare would have been very similiar to WW1 tactics as Blitzkrieg and combined arms theory hadn't been introduced to the world yet. And with the Red Army being the largest standing army in the world (nearly 5 million men) it would have been a massacre.
November 20th, 2004  
Kirill K
 
I guess the USSR army would have won the battle. And the date im talking about is somewhere in the 1936-1939 just before the eruption of WW2
November 20th, 2004  
Darcia
 
In That case yes, However after the 1940's the UUSR would be in great trouble. cause America went from being a backwater weak nation to be the world power.
November 20th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: Re: Could USA defeat USSR before the WW2 begun??


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirill K
Do you think USA had the chance to stand against USSR's army?
No, not the remotest chance in hell. Additionally, the USSR didn't have the remotest chance in hell of endangering the USA with their gigantic Army. The US Navy was monstrous on the Pacific side and certainly not insubstantial in the Atlantic. The Russian Navy ... well it did exist I guess. Tiny thing.

Underlying thing is that pre-World War II, the United States was not too big on keeping a standing Army. They didn't perceive any need for one. The US Army was smaller than Portugul's as of 1939.
November 21st, 2004  
Kirill K
 
How would they go from weak to strong all of a sudden can you explain with some reference.