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John Rocker his usual offensive self

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:13 pm

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Re: John Rocker his usual offensive self

Unread postby 1Perry » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:03 pm

Just saying.......Historians have stated that the reason Germany did not invade Switzerland was because every household was armed.

http://world.time.com/2012/12/20/the-sw ... hat-works/

Do I think Rocker is a viable historian? No, I doubt it. Since this isn't a proper forum that's all I will say about that.
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Re: John Rocker his usual offensive self

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:37 am

1Perry wrote:Just saying.......Historians have stated that the reason Germany did not invade Switzerland was because every household was armed.

http://world.time.com/2012/12/20/the-sw ... hat-works/

Do I think Rocker is a viable historian? No, I doubt it. Since this isn't a proper forum that's all I will say about that.


It's not quite that simple. Germany had a variety of reasons to invade the countries they did in WWII, mostly as revenge for what happened after WWI. Switzerland remained neutral in that war as well. The Germans weren't subtle in their tactics, so I doubt they had concerns about armed Swiss milling about, not after they bombed and shelled the life out of the towns prior to the Panzers rolling in.

The Swiss could not have stopped the German war machine in WWII had they opted to invade (artillery, airpower and tanks beat rifles), and they actually had plans in place to cede a large portion of the country to the Germans and move into the mountains and fight a guerrilla style war. It would have been a very costly war for Germany to wage, no doubt, which is probably why they were never a priority. They had bigger fish to fry, namely Russia's resource rich territories.

Had the Axis beaten the Allies in WWII, Switzerland would have eventually fallen or 'joined' the Axis. It was surrounded.
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Re: John Rocker his usual offensive self

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:37 pm

Switzerland is an invader's nightmare with all those mountain passes.
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