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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 11:14 AM

67. How was Russia going to overrun Japan? Swim?

It is amazing how people speculate on military matters when they don't have the first clue about them. One of the most difficult military operations is to mount a large scale seaborne invasion against opposition. It takes a huge navy and absolute air dominance at the invasion site, and strong seaborne logistics.

WWII for Russia was a land war. They didn't need a navy to defeat the Nazis, they needed a huge army and air force. That's what they built. All Russia could do was take Manchuria, Korea, and China. In 1945 those places had already been cut off from the Japanese home islands. The U.S. Navy was not letting any shipping get through.

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