Editor says, what if Hitler had called off the invasion of the Soviet Union? muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site.. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality Operation Barbarossa proceeded. With army strengths of more than seven million, Hitler and Stalin fought bitterly over Eastern Europe for months until the Germans were finally stopped and held by sheer numbers. Eventually, the tide would favor the Russians, who would come to take much of Eastern Europe under their influence after World War II and hold it until the wave of independence movements in 1989. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.