That's a link to the documentary "The Greatest Story Never Told" Watch starting at 1:04:07 the chapter titled "1939 The Polish Conflict". They were massacring German people for no apparent political or military reason.
Ah the Suvorov theory. It's named after a guy because he was the only person to ever contemplate such an easily debunked theory.There is a theory that Stalin had the communists in Germany vote for the Nazis, knowing that would stir something up. There is a strong argument to be made that after Poland was divided Stalin was mobilizing troops and supplies to invade Germany. Hitler caught wind of it, and ordered and immediate attack, which over ran the supplies the Soviets had staged. And that could be why the Nazis were not ready for the Russian winter, because it had not been planned. But the point is, perhaps the one who ultimately started the war was the one who got everything he wanted in the first place in the end.
I watched Suvorov give a talk on it on CSPAN several years ago and I think he made a compelling argument. He was a Soviet military intelligence officer who defected in the 1970's. The theory goes against the received history, but I have hardly seen anything in this thread that is part of the received history.Ah the Suvorov theory. It's named after a guy because he was the only person to ever contemplate such an easily debunked theory.
The truth is the Soviets couldn't have been more unprepared in 1941 even if they tried.
That's 100% correct. In fact, before the Nazis even were a "thing", Germany and the Reichswehr and the Freikorps were already well on their way in planning towards rearmament ambitions / interest, because it was even known during the period of the Weimar Republic that another war would be inevitable. All they lacked was a strongman who would be capable to terminate the Treaty of Versailles in order to give hope to lifting the restrictions imposed on their Military.The crippling conditions of the world war 1 Versailles treaty practically guaranteed world war II's occurrence. As good ol' Machiavelli noted destroy you foe utterly, half measures only lead to the enemy becoming stronger through their hatred and rage.
If the naht-sees were so evil, can you explain this?Suvorov had an obvious bias to cook such a theory.
His theory is easily debunked by studying operation Barbarossa in detail, especially the declassified Soviet documents.
They show that the Red Army in 1941 was in a state of general reorganization, they weren't fit for defense, let alone an offensive. Their officer corps was decimated. Their tank formations were completely overrun, most of their tanks being immobile because of lack of fuel and spare parts.
The earliest they could have mounted a credible offensive is 1943.