Neutrals in WW2 - Page 3




 
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November 2nd, 2005  
mmarsh
 
 
I agree with all the nations going to the Axis side except for Sweden.

On the one hand Sweden had no love for Russian, on the other hand it did have good relations with Norway which was under Russian occupation. It also was used as a transit point for Jewish refugees as well as allied airmen escaping capture. Sweden actually refusing Hitlers demand that she surrender all her Jews.

Sweden's response was this "there is no Jewish problem in Sweden". A response that enraged Hitler.

So I tempted to say Sweden stays with the Allies.
November 3rd, 2005  
sunb!
 
 
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Originally Posted by mmarsh
I agree with all the nations going to the Axis side except for Sweden.

On the one hand Sweden had no love for Russian, on the other hand it did have good relations with Norway which was under Russian occupation.
The Russians liberated the northernmost counties from the Germans and then decided to pull out due to the good Norway - Russian relations in 1945.
November 23rd, 2005  
Usefullidiot
 
I read somewhere that when Hitler finished off the French he agreed to send help to the spanish who were currently in a civil war. Hitler sent guns, tanks and two S.S. Divisions to their aid. When they won the war Spain agreed to help Hitler in his war against Russia. Spain sent one division to the easternfront.

Funny Fact: 1917: Cuba declares war on Germany!
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November 23rd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Re: Neutrals in WW2


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Originally Posted by WorldWatcher
If the European neutrals such as Sweden,Turkey,Spain, and Switzerland did not stay neutral, what sides do you think they would join and how much of an effect do you think theywould have on the outcome of the war?
Turkey declared war on Germany on March 3rd 1945.

Sweden remained neutral but was the main provider of Iron Ore and Coal for Germans.

Spain gave her ports to German subs! However Spanish officials didnt bother to check on allied airmen using their country to get to England.

Switzerland helped Allies airmen and POWs to escape through her territories.

I think the outcome of war was clear when Hitler declared war on Russians and later couldnt get to what he had set as goals.
November 23rd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Usefullidiot
I read somewhere that when Hitler finished off the French he agreed to send help to the spanish who were currently in a civil war. Hitler sent guns, tanks and two S.S. Divisions to their aid. When they won the war Spain agreed to help Hitler in his war against Russia. Spain sent one division to the easternfront.

Funny Fact: 1917: Cuba declares war on Germany!
Nazis helped them in mid 1930s!

KC72:
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You've all forgotten about Ireland, what would they have done?
Ireland also had dozens of American Bombers and Rangers stationed on her soil to help patrol the shores.

The first US soldiers to enter WWII landed in Ireland.

The US Navy HQ stationed in Londonderry during WWII

http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/art/A&I/Ir-im.htm
November 23rd, 2005  
KC72
 
 
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Ireland also had dozens of American Bombers and Rangers stationed on her soil to help patrol the shores.

The first US soldiers to enter WWII landed in Ireland.

The US Navy HQ stationed in Londonderry during WWII
That was in the north which is British, i was referring tho the Republic.
November 23rd, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by Darcia
Spain was going to join Hitler but some diferences made it a no go.


Switzerland actualy did aid the nazi's such as building things for them and hidding thier wealth so they would have went Germany. Swededn probably would have gone with The Allies since it had saw Germany invade it's nieghbors, and Turkey probably would have went with NG for defensive reasons.
Sweden did do a lot of business with Germany during the war.But probably not because they liked the Nazi regime more than the Allies but because they didn't want to be invaded like Norway.

What about Finland? I think they were helped out by Germany to some extent during the Winter War against the Soviet Union.
November 23rd, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 

Topic: Re: Neutrals in WW2


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Originally Posted by phoenix80
Switzerland helped Allies airmen and POWs to escape through her territories.
Mussolini tried to flee to Switzerland disguised as a German soldier along with other Germans. So I guess the Swiss also gave unarmed German combatants passage.
December 1st, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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Originally Posted by Mohmar Deathstrike
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Originally Posted by Darcia
Spain was going to join Hitler but some diferences made it a no go.


Switzerland actualy did aid the nazi's such as building things for them and hidding thier wealth so they would have went Germany. Swededn probably would have gone with The Allies since it had saw Germany invade it's nieghbors, and Turkey probably would have went with NG for defensive reasons.
Sweden did do a lot of business with Germany during the war.But probably not because they liked the Nazi regime more than the Allies but because they didn't want to be invaded like Norway.

What about Finland? I think they were helped out by Germany to some extent during the Winter War against the Soviet Union.
Finland's alliegences were determined before the war ever started. The moment Germany invaded the USSR, Finland was guaranteed to side with them 100%. Remember the 1939 Winter War where Finland was invaded by the USSR??? Finland won, sure. They also were not very appreciative of the Soviet's attempt to conquer them. Of all nations that joined the Axis, I can countenance their position more than any other.
December 1st, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Finland's alliegences were determined before the war ever started. The moment Germany invaded the USSR, Finland was guaranteed to side with them 100%. Remember the 1939 Winter War where Finland was invaded by the USSR??? Finland won, sure. They also were not very appreciative of the Soviet's attempt to conquer them. Of all nations that joined the Axis, I can countenance their position more than any other.
I don't remember the 1939 Winder War. Never mind the fact that I mentioned it in the post you quoted.



Didn't Churchill verbally support the Finns before WW2 broke out?