From: Land o' Lakes, FL
I'm sorry Moses, but what sort of research do you have that says the German economy was, "the most advanced and technically proficient industry in the world".
I see no evidence that German ability to produce was "more technically advanced" in any way. Were specific industries more advanced (like rocket development)? Sure. But you're not talking about specific industries. You're talking about the ECONOMY, and the ability of those specific industries to mass produce.
Having advanced "rocked technology" is great. But if you can't PRODUCE it in quantity, who cares? Kudos to Mr. Speer for producing 1500 Me-262s in 2 years. Oops. Only 400 of them will ever leave the ground, because your economy has been wrecked, and you have neither the gas nor the parts to maintain them. Hm. The US just produced the same number of P-51s LAST MONTH. Ooops, there's another 400.. And another 400... For a total of 19,800 P-51s...
A problem with German industry throught the enitre war, was it's specialization. The German economic model was certainly not more "advanced" than the US economic model. And comparing the industrial output of basically the Ruhr to even only the northeast, well, there is no comparison.
Russian produstion - In 1941 and 1942, they litterally disasempled entire factories, and rebuilt the things on teh other side of the Urals. By 1943, they were certainly producing their own high quality tanks, guns, and aircraft. By January 1944, the Soviets were already crossing the border to "liberate" Poland (altho you could hardly call it that)., months before we were even in France. Those guys weren't just out for blood. They were going to erradicate the Germans, with our without our help.
US production - By 1944, the US economic output was greater than all the rest of the of the combatents combined. Granted, it's helped by the fact that nobody could touch (bomb) us. But either way, even with gross mis-management, the US could have outproduced both of the Axis powers (Italy didn't produce sqat anyway, if you want to use a screwed up economy as an example, they're the flag-bearers). There was never any doubt about US production capabilities. We simply buried everyone.
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