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If DDay was successfully repelled,how long would the war have dragged on and would Germany have got the A-bomb forced a treaty with the west?

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  • 6 months ago

    The war would probably have lasted another three or four years. By 1944, Germany had given up developing the A-bomb; Hitler had decided it was a frivolous weapon and a large laboratory had been sabotaged, which really set back German efforts to built the A-bomb.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Correction - it should be ''If the D-Day INVASION had been repelled...''

    Answer - no. The Americans would still have beaten them to the bomb and Berlin would probably have been vaporized.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      No country in Europe, not even the U.K. under the hawk Churchill, would have allowed an atomic weapon to be used in Europe. B.T.W. - "the Americans," the name by which you wrongly refer to the United States, would never have got a bomb without vast help from other countries.

  • 6 months ago

    The idea that Germany was working on the A bomb is a myth. The physicist Heisenberg was approached by the German army and asked about the feasibility of building an A bomb. He answered that it would take time and resources Germany didn't have. He headed a project to develop a nuclear power plant, and this didn't get very far.

    Heisenberg was right about what was needed to build the bomb. The US project called for the construction of entire towns and was the most expensive defense project ever.

    Edit -

    "In 1941, he visited Niels Bohr in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear research. Nazi architect Albert Speer consulted Heisenberg about the possibility of turning the knowledge into a nuclear weapon. Heisenberg told Speer that a bomb could not be built before 1945, and would require significant monetary and manpower resources. By the end of 1942, it was apparent the German nuclear energy program would not end the war effort in the near term. Instead, German scientists focused their efforts ..."

    THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN READ, READ THIS UNDER "SOURCE" BELOW.

  • 6 months ago

    But it wasn't repelled.

    So I think you must mean, "If D Day HAD BEEN REPELLED, how long" etc.

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  • Sharon
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    USA was well ahead of Germany in developing the A Bomb, so the war would have ended with Berlin being nuked

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Not a chance. No one in Europe or the U.S.S.R. would have consented to its use on the European continent.

  • Toruko
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Germany started their previously scheduled war too early, wouldn't have time to better equip their

    armed forces, and would have left all of Europe as a dominion to plunder by USSR leadership.

    Adolf Hitler was his own worst enemy. Taking his regime change into death also. Leaving us

    our dedicated rag pickers unhappy with history and out looking for excuses.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Don't pretend that Germany "scheduled" WWII. If it had, it would have developed a grand strategy for its prosecution.

  • 6 months ago

    Nazi Germany did not have the resources to fight a long war, in particular not on two fronts.

    They were losing aircraft and pilots faster than they could replace them, and.ran out of fuel for vehicles long before they got anywhere in Russia.

    Defending against the Normandy invasion would have left them wide open to the Russians.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      The Nazis still had some fuel even in May 1945. They had no problem replacing aircraft losses. They lacked the surplus fuel to fully train pilots. They defended in Normandy, just not successfully. Still, had the weather changed by a few hours, it could have been a fiasco for the West.

  • 6 months ago

    The question is simply too vague to answer adequately. Had the Normandy landing been repelled, it's unlikely the Allies would have tried to land in S. France for at least several more months. If it was turned back quickly enough, the Wehrmacht might have been able to transfer powerful armoured forces east. This could have turned the Soviet "Operation Bagration" into a fiasco & set its plans back considerably. It's doubtful that Germany could have created more than a "dirty bomb", but possible that the Allies may have been receptive to peace talks: The U.K. was reaching the end of its tether by mid-'44, & the U.S. might have been anxious to have an end of things in the Pacific. When you ask such a vague question, it's possible to answer with almost anything, & it can't really be disputed.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Until Operation Dragoon was successful and the Soviet Union met up with the western Allies further to the west than it did in reality.

    In neither scenario did Germany get the A-bomb and forced a treaty with the west.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Had the Normandy attack been repelled, it's very unlikely that "Dragoon" would have been tried when it was, if at all. Germany could have transferred vast armoured units east & severely curtailed the Soviet "Operation Bagration."

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