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#177 - You're quite welcome. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of history … 08/27/2015 on Finland joins NATO 0
#176 - I ran out of space I'm afraid. I ran that post all the way to … 08/27/2015 on Finland joins NATO 0
#63 - He was pretty obsessed with power. This was a man who genuinel…  [+] (7 new replies) 08/26/2015 on Finland joins NATO +9
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#165 - thesovereigngrave (08/26/2015) [-]
Man, you didn't even mention how Hitler approved development of Panzer VII Maus.
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#166 - thesovereigngrave (08/26/2015) [-]
Panzer VIII*
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#176 - raamageddon (08/27/2015) [-]
I ran out of space I'm afraid. I ran that post all the way to the text limit. I was just trying to stick to some of the more well-known matters, as a lot of people are not familiar with the Maus, and the King Tiger issue was of similar enough content that I figured it covered it well enough.
#159 - tck (08/26/2015) [-]
I'll have to read more on my own about it because, again, it's very difficult to know what to believe when it comes to what people say of the Nazis.

But thanks for typing so much without being angry. That's the biggest complaint I have about trying to talk to anyone. It hasn't been that way lately, but just a couple months ago it seemed like no one wanted to talk about anything anymore without losing their shit and downthumbing every comment they disagreed with.
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#177 - raamageddon (08/27/2015) [-]
You're quite welcome. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of history with others, and World War II is my favorite area of exploration because it is a very, very grey area that people portray as being black and white, and there are a lot of nuances that make it impossible for things to be black and white.
#76 - anon (08/26/2015) [-]
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**anonymous rolled image**^ This 1000 times, thanks for the explanation
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#178 - raamageddon (08/27/2015) [-]
You're quite welcome, mate. Always happy to share what I know.
#61 - Little-known history lesson for you. The German Army…  [+] (9 new replies) 08/26/2015 on Finland joins NATO +9
#62 - tck (08/26/2015) [-]
That's interesting and sad if it's true. Only part that bothers me is
>Hitler, however, being the megalomaniac we all know
I'm not sure if he was; I feel that's just a popular thing to say about him.
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#63 - raamageddon (08/26/2015) [-]
He was pretty obsessed with power. This was a man who genuinely believed in the occult, that claimed that he possessed the Lance of Longinus, which the legends surrounding suggested that whoever possessed would be unstoppable as essentially an intervention by God. He often shafted his top brass in favor of his own opinion, which really did cost him the war.

He believed he knew best about how to wage war because he himself had been a soldier before. This led him to constantly disregard tactical advice that could have saved him on many fronts. For instance, the Normandy assault? D-Day? Field Marshal Erwin Rommel told Hitler that he believed he knew where the Allies would attack from, and that the location that Hitler believed they would attack from was simply too obvious. The Allies had lured Hitler into a ruse over it, setting up a false army at that location so that the intel would appear that was the case. Rommel told him he didn't think that such was their legitimate plan, and correctly guessed where they would attack from. Hitler did not accept this, and instead focused the bulk of his forces right where the Allies hoped he would, falling for the trap, and making the D-Day invasion the success it was.

He also had an intense focus on the idea that boots on the ground were the most important aspect. This led to the German airforce, which had been essential in Blitzkrieg tactics and the bombing of London, to fall apart. This led to new technologies that would have been genuinely useful being delayed or canceled. Hitler saw nothing wrong with bolt-action rifles as a mainstay weapon. MP-40s, despite how popular people believe they were nowadays, were much rarer than Hollywood would have you believe, but Hitler saw that as good enough for a fully automatic weapon. The STG-44, the first true fully automatic infantry rifle? When it was first conceived, Hitler shot it down because he didn't see the point when they had perfectly good Mauser bolt-actions. They later took the same designed, redesignated it a machine pistol like the MP-40, and took it back to him, and he approved it because it wasn't a "rifle" anymore. This runaround delayed their ability to produce the weapon in any meaningful numbers, coupled with Germany's dwindling resources, and so it just generally didn't make a difference in the war where it easily could have.

Likewise, the man was obsessed with "superweapons." I bring to you the German Tiger II, the "King Tiger." The original Tiger tank was a monster on the battlefield. When you saw it, you were in for a bad day. It had heavy armor and a cannon that was sure to end you in your average tank-to-tank engagement. However, like most German armor, it suffered from a poor engine and treads that were easy to dismantle. Thus, it often stalled out, overheated, wasn't very fast, and was easy to stop in its tracks. Worse? The engine is located in the front, behind the weakest point in the armor-- And often suffered from leaky oil lines. Formidable, but under the right circumstances, easily stopped.

Rather than improve on the existing design, the contractors opted to expand on the "supertank" idea. Bigger guns. More armor. A more intimidating design. Hitler fell in love with it because it was big and intimidating-- Which was utterly useless for what Germany needed. The Tiger I had enough armor and firepower. The Tiger II was just more dakka. And the engine? Still as terrible as ever, and in the same place to boot. More resources gone down the drain that could have been used elsewhere, and a tank that ultimately, while terrifying to face, had no real impact on the war.

It was also a policy to not manufacture anything to be used defensively-- After all, if you weren't on the offensive, you were losing. And he refused to admit that he was losing.

It really is accurate to say that he was a megalomaniac. He was obsessed with power in all its forms, both on the field and in the occult-- And it cost him the war.
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#165 - thesovereigngrave (08/26/2015) [-]
Man, you didn't even mention how Hitler approved development of Panzer VII Maus.
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#166 - thesovereigngrave (08/26/2015) [-]
Panzer VIII*
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#176 - raamageddon (08/27/2015) [-]
I ran out of space I'm afraid. I ran that post all the way to the text limit. I was just trying to stick to some of the more well-known matters, as a lot of people are not familiar with the Maus, and the King Tiger issue was of similar enough content that I figured it covered it well enough.
#159 - tck (08/26/2015) [-]
I'll have to read more on my own about it because, again, it's very difficult to know what to believe when it comes to what people say of the Nazis.

But thanks for typing so much without being angry. That's the biggest complaint I have about trying to talk to anyone. It hasn't been that way lately, but just a couple months ago it seemed like no one wanted to talk about anything anymore without losing their shit and downthumbing every comment they disagreed with.
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#177 - raamageddon (08/27/2015) [-]
You're quite welcome. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of history with others, and World War II is my favorite area of exploration because it is a very, very grey area that people portray as being black and white, and there are a lot of nuances that make it impossible for things to be black and white.
#76 - anon (08/26/2015) [-]
**anonymous used "*roll picture*"**
**anonymous rolled image**^ This 1000 times, thanks for the explanation
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#178 - raamageddon (08/27/2015) [-]
You're quite welcome, mate. Always happy to share what I know.
#208 - All it costs is just a minute now, for one dollar you can show…  [+] (4 new replies) 08/19/2015 on Bioshock Infinite Comp 0
#213 - GShock (08/19/2015) [-]
MFW Watching that scene
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#214 - inkoma (08/20/2015) [-]
AGP <3
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#220 - GShock (08/20/2015) [-]
Doesn't help that it's a catchy song.
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#224 - GShock (08/20/2015) [-]
Just one Dance - Caro Emerald - HD Lyrics on Screen Forgot the link.
#218 - **raamageddon used "*roll 1, 0-10*"** **raamageddon rolls 02** 07/31/2015 on How hot are you out of /10 0
#82 - A guy I know fought in Vietnam. Needless to say, it g…  [+] (3 new replies) 12/02/2014 on Bailey jay 0
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#102 - undeadmaus (12/02/2014) [-]
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I did not need to read that
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#98 - assrocket (12/02/2014) [-]
Please tell me this is a pasta or a reference or some shit.
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#95 - Same. Kinda made me feel like ****. 11/30/2014 on Around the Internet PART 34 0
#60 - Yes, and? They specify that multiple times. 11/30/2014 on So ugly 0
#78 - Extremely. It's a very slow, very painful process, and obvious… 11/30/2014 on Nightmare fuel +2