Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
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22-11-2016, 10:57 AM
Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
Both Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939 but France and Britain only declared war on Germany. Why?
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22-11-2016, 11:01 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
Because in 1939 you couldn't move an army that far in just a few months..... Then the Germans attacked the Soviets, who defacto switched sides...............

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22-11-2016, 11:02 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
Strategy. You stand a better chance fighting against one foe.

We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning ~ Werner Heisenberg
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22-11-2016, 11:12 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
(22-11-2016 11:01 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Because in 1939 you couldn't move an army that far in just a few months.....

Blitzkrieg

Quote:Then the Germans attacked the Soviets, who defacto switched sides...............

the Germans also didn't attack the Soviet Union until 1941 June 22nd nearly two years after the invasion of Poland.

(22-11-2016 11:02 AM)tomilay Wrote:  Strategy. You stand a better chance fighting against one foe.

And they would have had a lot more support for going to war with the Soviet Union.
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22-11-2016, 11:16 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
(22-11-2016 11:12 AM)Celestial_Wonder Wrote:  And they would have had a lot more support for going to war with the Soviet Union.

Any reasons?

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22-11-2016, 11:20 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
(22-11-2016 10:57 AM)Celestial_Wonder Wrote:  Both Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939 but France and Britain only declared war on Germany. Why?
Maybe they saw Germany as bigger threat? Or maybe seeing as Poland already lost they simply don't cared? After all they didn't do much to help Poland with German attack.

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22-11-2016, 11:22 AM
Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
Because Germany was pushing their already broken limits in and we're obviously poised to follow that up by headed west back at Belgium and France

And we're violating their treatys I'm comitting these actions

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22-11-2016, 11:23 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
(22-11-2016 11:20 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(22-11-2016 10:57 AM)Celestial_Wonder Wrote:  Both Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939 but France and Britain only declared war on Germany. Why?
Maybe they saw Germany as bigger threat? Or maybe seeing as Poland already lost they simply don't cared? After all they didn't do much to help Poland with German attack.

There's not much anyone COULD have done..... Nobody had as good as weaponry as the Germans -- and it was right in Adolph's backyard, so to speak..... Logistics simply made it impossible for the Allies to do anything...

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22-11-2016, 11:28 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
(22-11-2016 11:23 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(22-11-2016 11:20 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  Maybe they saw Germany as bigger threat? Or maybe seeing as Poland already lost they simply don't cared? After all they didn't do much to help Poland with German attack.

There's not much anyone COULD have done..... Nobody had as good as weaponry as the Germans -- and it was right in Adolph's backyard, so to speak..... Logistics simply made it impossible for the Allies to do anything...

Yep. Also Poland was not considered a line in the sand. In fact the declaration of war against Germany after Poland was mere symbolism.

As for USSR, I suspect they "connived with Germany" in Poland to win some trust from Hitler and save themselves from becoming a target of the Germans.

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22-11-2016, 11:29 AM
RE: Why Didn't Britain and France declare war on the Soviet Union?
(22-11-2016 11:23 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(22-11-2016 11:20 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  Maybe they saw Germany as bigger threat? Or maybe seeing as Poland already lost they simply don't cared? After all they didn't do much to help Poland with German attack.

There's not much anyone COULD have done..... Nobody had as good as weaponry as the Germans -- and it was right in Adolph's backyard, so to speak..... Logistics simply made it impossible for the Allies to do anything...

The British declared war on Iran and Iraq and conquered them too. If they could conquer such distant nations they could have done the same with the Soviet Union.

You have to remember Britain wasn't just confined to its modern borders, but their empire stretched as far out to India, and down all the way to South Africa. So I don't exactly think they had to much of a problem with 'logistics'.
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