If Hitler didn't invade Poland, would he be viewed favorably by history?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

If Hitler didn't invade Poland, would he be viewed favorably by history?

Supergrass
Supergrass

Without a war, he mightn't be hated as much. There would probably be a debate over him similar to the Che Guevara situation.

"Look at all this good shit he did"

"Yeah but look at this bad shit he did"

5mileys
5mileys

This is a stupid question (no offense) based on the fact that he always was going to invade Poland. Not in a "thats how history is set" way, but that was his goal. Theres no plausible situation where he gets up to that point in 1939 and just decides to not invade Poland.

Techpill
Techpill

Che
good stuff

Methnerd
Methnerd

What if he traded the West Slav areas of Czecho-Slovakia for Danzig?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

t. HOI retard

Firespawn
Firespawn

Probably not; his regime was already viewed with a great deal of suspicion ever since the night of the long knives. He probably wouldn't be the personification of all that is evil, but he wouldn't be viewed favorably.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Why would that be implausible?

I think OP's question is assuming that Hitler has a different thought process than he ultimately did that includes a broader set of possible actions than what actually happened.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Well there is one possible scenario. That being that Poland just decides to completely capitulate and give all the territory to Hitler that Hitler wanted.
While it's absurd to think that would happen. It would satisfy the retarded economic policies of the Nazis, and would also prevent France/Britain from going to war.

If this scenario did occur a war between Soviets and Hitler would be very likely. And as Britain, France, and UK weren't already at war with Hitler it'd probably turn into an ass-fucking of USSR. As Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, USA, Canada, AusNZ, India, and the Nationalists in China would all decide to fuck them.

After this war, and the de facto fall of Communism, this would likely lead to a cold war scenario for the West and Hitler's Germany. Which would likely end by the ~60s with Hitlers death.

That being said, his regime would likely be viewed comparable to Kruschev if he never killed the Jews, and others in Germany/Poland, and Stalin if he did do that.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Hitler was going to die far sooner than the 60s, he only had a few years to live by the end of the war

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Motorcycle Diaries was fun at least.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Theres no situation like that. Hitlers entire idea was to take over and colonize eastern europe and to do so by exterminating/enslaving the slavs and jews there. Even if everyone just bended over and never resisted this, it would still end in mass slaughter

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

It's another what-if thread
he would still be hated because he was a murderous dictator even without the aggressive expansionism

Lunatick
Lunatick

Why do you think that?
60's would've only put him in the 70s when he died.
That's not that old for someone of that time.
And Parkinson's/Syphilis don't cause any major fatal symptoms with proper treatment.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Hey you want this crap stretch of land? All it will cost you is access to the Baltic sea- the life line of all trade in Poland

I'm sure they would accept.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

He was developed parkinsons which has a life-expectancy in modern times of about 10 years from the prognosis

Evilember
Evilember

Because you're an idiot who gets his opinion from videogames. Danzig corridor was strategically important for Poland because it was their entry to the Baltic sea. What could they get from Czechoslovakia? Everything they wanted was Těšín and they already got that during the 1st Vienna Award.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

i play hawts of irawn, i luv history

Nojokur
Nojokur

And as Britain, France, and UK weren't already at war with Hitler it'd probably turn into an ass-fucking of USSR. As Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, USA, Canada, AusNZ, India, and the Nationalists in China would all decide to fuck them.
You were right up until here, I highly doubt the Western powers would intervene against the USSR on Hitler's side. Most likely they would just be neutral and let them duke out on their own. The Soviets would probably win, though it would take a while.

Also, I don't think Poland alone would really satisfy the demands of the Nazi pyramid scheme economy, it was more plundering Western Europe that did it IRL, so likely the German economy collapses.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Dominion over West Slavs

Polish identity is inherently imperialistic. Its current homogeneity is a historically aberrant.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

There's no way the USSR could have gotten the Russian peasant class to fight an aggressive war against Germany as fervently as they fought WWII.

Russian propaganda became ultra-nationalist after Germany invaded.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Something like this

RumChicken
RumChicken

Once again, you're an idiot and I mean that sincerely. You're confusing /int/ memes and Parashit retardation for 20th century geopolitics.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Wow he changed from a NatSoc to a fascist, nice move Harry.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Left: SA
Right: SS

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

He would be seen as a retard for going into huge amounts of debt and fundamentally changing the structure of the economy to one based on war to create an army he would never use.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Thinking those are at all comparable is cringey as fuck.

SniperWish
SniperWish

he would have been remembered as one of the man military dictators in the 20th century which were shit rulers
all the good shit he did, getting industry back, economic growth and employment was based off rearmament and a shit tons of loans
no war and germany would have been economically fucked again by the bubble bursting and somebody else would have come into power but they'd have probably recovered again at some point

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Literally, no one outside of Germany liked Hitler. Even Stalin had admired for a while in practically every corner of the world who wanted to believe in the communist system. The only reason the Allies didn't curb stop Hitler earlier was that they didn't want to fight a war (stormniggers btfo), they wanted Hitler to deal with Communism, they believed Hitler could be reasoned with.

Obviously, the latter was not true.

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