Thorsten Wahl wrote:I'm am sorry i forgot this preemptive strike on anchoring ships.
RF wrote:I doubt it - they do not have the logistics to conquer the US.
alecsandros wrote: Without the Royal Navy, they would have first conquered England.
Then, they would have organised a few revolutions in South and Central America, overthrow a few governments, and pow! A bridgehead in the Americas...
Not to mention North Africa woudl have been swiftly conquered by Rommel, while the entire South-Eastern Asia would have fallen udner the Japanese for a long, long time.
Even without the possible bridgeheads in teh Latin America, the US would have remained isolated, politicaly and economicaly, whiel the 2 empires snatched resources from all over the world unchallenged (exept by some partisans).
Oh, and the Russians would have signed an armistice in early 1942, giving away the territories west of the Urals. (because without the US and UK shipments, they would have starved to death on the battlefield....)
lwd wrote: [Perhaps but perhaps not. Without some details it's hard to tell.
Ever heard of the Monroe Doctrine? This would have provoked an almost immediate involvement with the US.
??? How can you just say that? Japan's army was pretty throughly tied up with it's war in China. Are you just assuming no one else does anything.
??? That also seems unlikely. They had stopped the Germans in late 41. Perhaps a German offensive(s) in 42 could have forced them to some sort of terms but certainly not in early 42.
w.hollister@.sch.uk wrote:An interesting scenario to try and answer.
A fundamental weakness for the British battle fleet remained the inclusion of 3 Battle cruisers all of which, HOOD, REPULSE and RENOWN, whilst very fast were very thinly armoured and by comparison with US Battleships, fatally flawed.
The USN's 'All or Nothing' principle of armouring would most likely have given its ships an advantage in close range fighting but on the other hand, British ships had in many cases undergone total reconstruction as was the case with the 'Queen Elizabeth ' class
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