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Posted: 5/8/2002 10:04:00 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/8/2002 10:23:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/8/2002 1:38:22 PM EDT by JIMBEAM]
I don't think that would have been a good idea. Think about the logistics of suppling these troops with ammunition. Then thnk aboout all the people in North America that we could have thrown at them. Granted we didn't have an interstate highway system but I think it would have still been very one sided.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 10:29:18 AM EDT
Hey, The Japs had plans for invasion as well. Midway first, West coast was next. The US was certain that when/if Midway was lost that the Japs would be in Chicago before we could put up a decent resistance. Face it. Scattered pockets of guerillas have little hope of stopping an army. Tanks, artillery, planes, etc. are not going to slow down for a few rebellious resistance fighters. Interstate highways were first built so that the US can move troops WHEN (not if) we are invaded. Lots of German war souveniours in Mexico. Apparently the Germans hoped to entice the Mexicans into retaking the Southwest in order to keep the US out of Europe. TheRedGoat
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 1:43:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat: Hey, The Japs had plans for invasion as well. Midway first, West coast was next. The US was certain that when/if Midway was lost that the Japs would be in Chicago before we could put up a decent resistance. Face it. Scattered pockets of guerillas have little hope of stopping an army. Tanks, artillery, planes, etc. are not going to slow down for a few rebellious resistance fighters. Interstate highways were first built so that the US can move troops WHEN (not if) we are invaded. Lots of German war souveniours in Mexico. Apparently the Germans hoped to entice the Mexicans into retaking the Southwest in order to keep the US out of Europe. TheRedGoat
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I dont think there, the germans, aircraft had the range to get here then. They may have been able to take Boston and New York but they could not have held the areas long. We would have been able to blockage the areas with ships and starve them out. Just look at how hard it was for us to supply our troops in Europe during World War II.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 1:53:01 PM EDT
Well, that's not exactly news. Besides, every military staff plans for all kinds of situations. Heck, even the Guatemaltecan army probably has plans how to invade Sweden in some desk drawer or other.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 2:07:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: Heck, even the Guatemaltecan army probably has plans how to invade Sweden in some desk drawer or other.
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Funny, funny stuff.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 2:12:47 PM EDT
i'd say teddy roosevelt and the rough riders could have taken the kaiser's army, but wilhelm's guys probably wouldnt have gotten past the first NY street gang they encountered.
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 2:19:00 PM EDT
Face it. Scattered pockets of guerillas have little hope of stopping an army.
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Uh, what do you call what happened in the 1770s?
Tanks, artillery, planes, etc. are not going to slow down for a few rebellious resistance fighters.
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And what do you call the Russian experience in Afghanistan, or our own experience in Vietnam. History proves you wrong, sir.
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