history discussions

Three parts:


The Fall of France

Explain Germany’s rapid defeat of France in 1940. Why could they not replicate that success against Great Britain.



Operation Barbarossa

Why did Hitler turn on Stalin in June 1941? How would you rate the success of Operation Barbarossa? Why were the Soviets able to survive the Nazi onslaught when Western Europe could not?



Climb Mount Niitaka!

Why did Japan attack the United States and why at Pearl Harbor? Did this attack make strategic long-term sense for Japan?