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a.gave military spots a breakb.Resilience of Britain led to abandoning operation Sealion allowed Britain to have a respite while Barbarossa captured full attentionc.Had Goering kept up bombings of RAF installments and factories, it is very like that Germany would have gained air superiority over Great Britaind.After his defeat in the skies over Britain, Goering’s position as head of the Luftwaffe was handed over to Albert Speer in 19424.Hitler’s failuresa.Starting the war in 1939 disrupted the economy which was not at full potential yetb.Hitler focused really heavy on technology, but wouldn’t pursue atomic bomb (Jewish science), designed heavy bombers but insisted on dive bombing capabilities which set them back many yearsc.Becoming to impatient with Britain allowed for its survivali.Still had two fronts when started Barbarossad.Refusal to allow retreat
i.Stalingradii.France5.Attacking Pearl Harbora.Goal was to combat Western imperialism by having Japan command the entire western Pacific Ocean (Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere)b.Figured if they took small islands we wouldn’t care and it would just come to a negotiated peace, thought we would let them have it if they destroyed our whole fleetc.Bad idea to beat Americans in an all-out military confrontation, because a small island nation could never prevail in a war of attrition against a huge continental power with resources 10 times greaterd.Yamamoto believed it would 1) help militarily by shielding Japanese from American counterattacks in first half of 1942, and 2) break the American’s fighting spirit, making them less likely to oppose Japanese imperial expansioni.Completely backfired: now Japan poses clear and present danger, also desire to avenge sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, America enters war6.Conclusion: Above are major errors. There were other significant errors as well.a.Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler at the Munich Conferencei.Mussolini, Hitler, and Chamberlain meet at Munich, September 29…outcome: Hitler gets Sudetenland. Sold out Czechs, but Chamberlain hailed as bringing “peace in our time”. Appeasement was a disastrous policy, it failed to avert war, and may have contributed to the war’s outbreak by emboldening the expansionists in Germany and repeatedly rewarding their tactics of threat and deceitb.German miscalculations in Battle of Stalingradi.Army overextended, supply lines stretched, Luftwaffe became ineffective from poor placement. Hitler also underestimated Russians. He did not grasp their great resources, determination or manpower. He looked down on them because they were communist and Slavic. This was significant because it marked Germany’s 1stmajor defeat. It depleted German morale and embarrassed Hitler; made German look not invincible. It also increased Russian morale and pride. It was turning point: turned Russia to the counter-offensive pushing Germans out of RussiaEssay #11-Significant Wartime DiplomacyDiplomacy played a crucial part in determining the outcome of the war.