Why did Germany not invade Switzerland in World War 2?
Switzerland was indeed on Hitler's To-Do list but the geographical layout of the land (namely the Alps) between Germany and Switzerland, plus the tremendous number of Swiss soldiers positioned there, made it almost impossible for Hitler to launch a successful invasion.
During the war, it was reported that several axis AND allied planes were shot down when entering Swiss airspace, to maintain a neutral stance and appease both sides, to ultimately avoid further conflict.
During the war, it was reported that several axis AND allied planes were shot down when entering Swiss airspace, to maintain a neutral stance and appease both sides, to ultimately avoid further conflict.
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Countries Germany Didn't Invade The neutral countries: Ireland (offical Name of the state still to this day), Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. The micro states were not invaded: Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino, the Vatican. Britain, as this does not include the Channel Islands. Many of Germ…any's allies in Europe were occupied or invaded by Germany after surrendering or trying to surrender. However, Bulgaria and Finland were not invaded by Germany. German forces took over occupation in Albania following the collapse of the Italian fascist regime in 1943, who were the original invaders. (MORE)
During the invasion of Scandinavia, Sweden remained neutral; but, because much of their income was generated by exporting iron, they continued to sell it to Nazi Germany. Sweden would not help Finland fight off the Soviet attack, but 8,000 Swedes volunteered for the Finnish army, to bolster the Swed…ish defense lines. The meager Swedish army nearly doubled overnight, and--by war's end--tripled from that. Civilians built shelters; scanned the skies for enemy aircraft; donated time and money, and made military vehicles and supplies. Northern Europe, meaning Denmark and Norway, were invaded for important strategic reasons, one of which was that Scandinavia supplied iron ore. This raw material was critical for the success of any modern war effort. The allies (Churchill) had as an objective to stop the flow of iron ore to Germany from everywhere possible, including Scandinavia, as well as to get as many European nations involved in the war one way or the other, and on their side, as possible. England then breached Norwegian neutrality by mining some of its waterways and when Germany reacted, Britain launched its own attempted occupation of Norway, which led to the actual German invasion. Germany invaded through Denmark whilst England entered Norway from the north. Germany won this theatre, the British had to evacuate, and thereby Germany secured its flow of iron ore as well as cut off the Baltic Sea from the British navy, securing shipping routes from Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark and Sweden, Finland actually is not officially considered part of Scandinavia) to various European ports. Thus Germany had achieved its objective by holding only Norway and Denmark. If a world atlas is studied it can be seen that holding Sweden and Finland as well was not necessary. Some other perspectives: . Germany also needed a neutral country as a conduit for goods and foreign currency, and a stage for negotiations and an outlet to the world. Some goods and materials were purchased by neutral 3rd countries from Allied nations (the US for example) and sold to the Germans via Sweden. . Only nations that posed a threat to Germany, one way or the other, were attacked by the Germans. . The only strategically valuable things were steel and passage to Norway which were located more strategically and Germany got that without having to invade Sweden. . Sweden was also afraid of being invaded by the Soviet Union through Finland (a German ally at the time) due to the Finnish winter war. If Sweden was invaded by Germany this would provide an excuse for the Soviet Union to invade Sweden in turn. It was believed in Sweden that the Soviet Union wanted to incorporate Sweden and Finland and not leave after the war was over and that the allies would stand by and let this happen because of the Soviet Union's strategic importance in the war against Japan. So Sweden was desperate to remain neutral and stay out of war and bowed down to the German demands and by doing that there was no reason for Germany to waste troops by invading. (MORE)
Invaded these countries in Europe :- . Poland, Russia, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, France, . Luxembourg, Yugoslavia and Channel Islands.. and these in North Africa :- Libya, Egypt German armies invaded firstly Poland and then later years Belgium, Luxembourg, and n…orthern France Germany invaded the following countries during World War Two: Poland, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Yugoslavia, Greece, Egypt (colony of Great Britain), and the Soviet Union. Germany also attacked Great Britain and seized several British islands in the English Channel. Additionally, German troops, as well as air & naval units fought in the following countries: Libya (colony of Italy); Tunisia & Algeria (colonies of Vichy France); Italy, Romania, Hungary, & Bulgaria, the three Baltic States, and Vichy France (the allies of Germany). Before the start of World War 2: Germany seized, annexed or absorbed the following countries before the start of World War Two: Austria & Czechoslovakia All of Europe except: Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Britain. Britain would have been invaded, but for reasons that cannot be explained, the German military did not have the technology to cross a fifty mile stretch of water. They conquerd Belgium, France, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, Luxembourg, Channel islands, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Egypt, Soviet union, Hungary Poland, Netherlands, and Belgium were just three of the countriesthat Germany invaded during World War II. Also, they invadedLuxembourg, France, and Denmark. During World War II, Germany initially invaded Poland, followed byDenmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.Next came Yugoslavia, Greece, and the Soviet Union, followed byEgypt (part of the British Empire), Vichy France, and Italy. hxioiid nnjd hety homie g During World War II, Germany invaded numerous European countries.Poland was invaded first, followed by Denmark and Norway, then theNetherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. Yugoslavia and Greecewere invaded next, with the Soviet Union to follow in June of 1941.Later in the war, minor invasions of additional countries (such asVichy France and Romania) occurred with much less impact. Germany invaded: . Austria (1938) . Poland (1939) . Denmark (1940) . Norway (1940) . Belgium (1940) . The Netherlands (1940) . Luxembourg (1940) . France (1940) . Greece (1941 . Yugoslavia (1941) . USSR (1941) . Italy (1943) . Hungary (1944) Initially Poland, quickly followed by Denmark, Holland, Belgium andFrance. I think the question is who didn't they invade in WWII... European countries not invaded by Germany during WWII: Switzerland (Neutral) Sweden (Neutral) Finland (Allied) Spain (Neutral) Portugal United Kingdom (Enemy, overseas) Ireland (Neutral, overseas) Iceland (Enemy (colony of occupied Denmark) overseas) Check your culo Germany seized, annexed or absorbed the following countries before the start of World War Two: Austria & Czechoslovakia Germany invaded the following countries during World War Two: Poland, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Yugoslavia, Greece, Egypt (colony of Great Britain), and the Soviet Union. Germany also attacked Great Britain and seized several British islands in the English Channel. Additionally, German troops, as well as air & naval units fought in the following countries: Libya (colony of Italy); Tunisia & Algeria (colonies of Vichy France); Italy, Romania, Hungary, & Bulgaria, the three Baltic States, and Vichy France (the allies of Germany). all correct except you forgot one country: America, before the war Germany had a political party in America trying to win America's alliance. France 1939 September 1st - Germany invades Poland. September 3rd - Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany. September 10th - Canada declares war on Germany. September 17th - Soviet Union invades eastern Poland. September 27th - Surrender of Warsaw. November 30th - Soviet Union invades Finland. 1940 March 12th - Finland signs peace treaty with Soviet Union. April 9th - Germany begins occupation of Denmark and invades Norway. May 10th - Germany invades Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. May 10th - British Prime Minister, Chamberlain, resigns, replaced by Churchill. May 15th - Holland surrenders to Germany. May 26th - Evacuation of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. May 27th - Belgium surrenders to Germany. June 10th - Capitulation of Norway. June 10th - Italy declares war on Britain and France. June 14th - German army enters Paris. June 18th - Soviets invade Baltic states. June 22nd - France signs armistice with Germany. June 30th - Germany begins occupation of Channel Islands. (MORE)
Answer . No. Both sides found it useful to have a few neutral countries. Sweden acted as a 'clearing house' for mail and parcels between Britain and the Continent. It took ages and the cost of postage was extremely high, but though the system creaked, it worked. Germany needed Sweden's iron ore, …so Sweden agreed to sell iron ore to Germany.. Both sides also found it sensible to have some means for governments to communicate with one another in a real emergency. Answer . No.. When WWII broke out, Sweden had many times stated herself as a strictly neutral country. It had not been involved in a war since 1814, which was exactly the way it should be in the minds of the Swedes.. The war between England, France and Germany seemed so far away from Sweden, but when Russia attacked Finland and "The Finnish Winter War" started, Sweden suddenly became very close to the war. The Prime Minister R.A. Hansson, establish a coalition gov't with all the political parties included, except the Communists. They believed that they should stick together to avoid political disruption. The first purpose was to keep Sweden outside the war, no matter the cost. The second purpose was to stop the opposition from the inhabitants. P.A. Hansson continued to be Prime Minister and his strategy during the war was not to be strong and clear, and not to be neutral. Instead, he chose to be weak and vague, and not clearing out the arising problems until it was absolutely necessary, and even then he often solved them to the Nazi's advantage.. Sweden, refused England and France in transporting their troops through Sweden to help Finland.. On the 9th of April, the Nazis attacked and occupied Denmark and Norway. On the 8th of June, Sweden gave the Nazis permission to transport soldiers through Sweden. German soldiers were transported on large masses on the Swedish railways during 3 years to August in 1943, when it was clear that Germany would lose the war.. The population managed, and food supplies functioned better than it had done in the previous war. Sweden was cut-off from the West, but convoys from Gothenburg brought the necessary food supplies. Large scale exports of iron ore to Germany continued. It was probable one reason for the German occupation of Norway, since the iron was shipped ouot from Narvik, and the British started mining that area to stop the export of iron. Sweden chose to ignore the fact Germany was making guns from the iron.. Answer . When it comes to the iron ore trade, as Germany started losing the war Sweden gradually exported less iron ore to Germany. yes No. Sweden was neutral during the war. It allowed German troops to go through Sweden but it was never occupied. (MORE)
Answer . Austria was invaded in March 1938, more than a year before WWII started.
Answer . April 1940. The Norwegian campaign lasted till June 1940. April 9, 1940. April 9, 1940.
On September 1st 1939, the German Nazi army invaded Poland, in order to Eradicate the European Jews that lived in Poland. The Nazi's also invaded other nearby countries to exterminate the Jews, like France. Germany invaded Poland on September 1 1939 at 4:45 a.m. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded… Poland. As the non-aggressionpact with Germany, the USSR then "occupied" the predesignatedeaster part of Poland. Stalin declared that the Red Army wasliberating eastern Poland. During World War 2, Germany attacked Poland on September 1 1939. (MORE)
Czechoslovakia was invaded in two steps. Austria was annexed 1938 with public consent. When invasion of Poland started, UK and France declared war on Germany 3/9 1939 , and WWII was officially begun as a multilateral war. Also Soviet Union helped to invade Poland in sept 1939. Not generally kn…own was the occupation of "Memelland" in Lithuania early in 1939. Hitler triumphantly entered the city of Memel having travelled there in the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. This I think was his only naval adventure. Czechoslovakia was invaded in two steps. Austria was annexed with public consent. When invasion of Poland started, UK and France declared war on Germany 3/9 1939 , and WWII was officially begun as a multilateral war. Also Soviet Union helped to invade Poland in sept 1939. (MORE)
Answer . Poland was invaded on 17 September 1939. France was invaded on 10 May 1940. Russia was invaded on 22 June 1941.
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They had failed to achieve air supremacy during the Battle of Britain and an invasion fleet would have been in great jeoporady, in fact, the Second World War might have been lost completely by Germany in an invasion attempt. Great Britain was too well prepared and experienced, don't forget the Brit…ish invented the Royal Air Force and Navy, they were the greatest in the world not to mention the British S.A.S the most copied and sucesfull soldiers in the world still even today. ( even German troops in WW2 based themselves on the British S.A.S) Britain had every single bit of Britain coverd and ready for such an invasion, they only way in was by the air. also don't forget the British home guards ( the every day mums and dads of Britain were trained in Gurella Warfare) that's just the average mums and dads! lol (MORE)
The Germans invaded Norway in WW2 to prevent the British from doing so. The British did land at Narvik in the north, but were unable to defend against the Germans & were made to withdraw. The occupation of Norway secured the supply of Swedish Iron Ore to the Germans. A railway line from the iron ore… fields in Sweden ran to Narvik which is ice free in winter, whereas the Baltic ports were frozen. Norway was invaded in World War II because it has a large and distinct Jewish population. During Hitler's reign (Third Reich of Germany), fought and took over most of Europe (intended goal: the whole world). Many of the Jews were kidnapped and but in death camps. Poland, France, and many other countries with Norway were a victim in this cruel act. \n. \nThe Third Reich of Germany was fighting to control the world. They took the land for themselves but not for long. (MORE)
During World War II, Germany did not invade Finland. As practicalallies for much of the war, the two nations nevertheless foughtagainst each other in 1944 and 1945 -- mostly in minor skirmishesin the far north area of Finland. This conflict arose after Finlandhad signed a separate peace with the Sov…iet Union, which was at thesame time driving relentlessly into German territory. (MORE)
Sweden is a very mountainous country making it easy to defend and hard to take. These are the exact reasons why Hitler did not.
The annexation of Austria took place in March 1938 - in other words before World War 2. It was immensely popular in Austria at the time. Ever since the collapse of the Habsburg empire in 1918, many Austrians felt that their future lay with Germany. Many Germans regarded Austria as German, but the pe…ace treaties of 1919 forbade even a customs union between the two countries, let alone political union.. While Hitler entered Linz and Vienna in triumph he was greeted with delirious applause. Some Viennese promptly celebrated by going to the Jewish Quarter and forcing some Jews to sweep the streets with toothbrushes. (MORE)
cuz no one likes malta. Answer. Good question. Germany and Italy bombed Malta quite extensively. I'm not sure if the Germans had the landing craft and support fleet that could carry out an invasion and support the troops there. The German Navy was having a difficult time supplying the Desert Afric…a Korps in Africa.. The island was probably not of any strategic value to them. (MORE)
Germany was NOT able to cross the English Channel to invade Great Britain. It's so narrow, engineers have recently built an underwater bridge under it, for automobiles to drive back and forth between England and mainland Europe.. Germany certainly did NOT have the capability to cross a wider body o…f water, such as the Atlantic Ocean. (MORE)
June, 1940 Germany never invaded Paris, rather Paris was occupied after the French government abandoned Paris for Tours. It was declared an open city on the 13th, German troops entered it on 14th June 1940. Paris was however bombed on 3rd June, this undoubtedly contributing to the French decision to… abandon the city rather than have it invaded and fought over. (MORE)
Germany invaded Russia to achieve the oil Rich regions along the Caspian Sea. Germany late in the war was finding logistical problems to be quite a nuasance. How can you field an army if they have no equipment. In order to get the oil reserves he needed, Germany's were quickly dwindling, Hitler deci…ded to invade Russia. He needed to oil for his armored troops, which was for the most part the main backbone of the German Army. It was called operation Barborossa. (MORE)
in 1998 when i was born that is very very wrong it was 1941-2 world war 2 ended sometime around 1945 there is no way that they invaded in 1998
The Germans attacked Britain during WW2 but they never invaded it. Another View: The United Kingdom, consisting of the Island of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northen Ireland, does not appear to have been invaded, in the sense of a force such as the D Day invasion, by the Allies, of France at the b…eaches of Normandy. However, because of diplomatic and colonial relationships with its foreign territories, protectorates, and insular states, in particular, the British Soloman Islands Protectorate, it is certainly arguable that Germany because of its relationship to the Imperial Japanese Forces invaded Britain, certainly symbolically. No. Germany and Britain only undertook what was called "The Blitz" in which bombers from both air forces bombed the others main cities. Answer Germany tried to get Britain ready during The Battle of Britain. But thanx to radar, Britain was ready and alert Yes, the British Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsy, Herm, Alderney and Sark were invaded on 30 June 1940 and were occupied and fortified until their liberation on 9 May 1945. The British Military completed their withdrawal from the Islands just 24 hours before German occupation. Many Channel Islanders remained there throughout the war in an uneasy peace with the Germans. Technically the Channel Islands are a Crown Protectorate and not part of the United Kingdom so no, neither Great Britain nor Northern Island was invaded. It didn't. Hitler planned to invade with 'Operation Sea Lion' but was unable to gain air superiority, so the invasion was called off. (MORE)
The German invasion of Russia, known as Operation Barbarosa, began 22 June 1941. 22 Jun 1941 Operation Barbarossa 22 June 1941
Originally Hitler sent his forces to North Africa to bail out his friend Mussolini, who had become bogged down in that region. Germany's real war was against Russia (Soviet Union); North Africa was a "side-show" for them. Hitler had about 75% of his military might tied up against the Russians (Sov…iets).. However, not to waste resources, since German Forces were to be sent to that region anyway, an ulterior motive was created to gain control of the Suez Canal for possible future strategical reasons. The German High Command was well aware of the fact that a Russian Battleship Fleet had traversed the Suez Canal while enroute to the Pacific in 1905 to engage in battle with the Japanese Battleship Fleet (Battle of Tsushima 27 May 1905).. Japanese Forces would eventually begin advancing westward to India (China, Burma, India Theater-CBI); these forces would be stopped by combined British Armies and the US Army's Merrill's Marauders. The allies would ensure that there would be NO link-up between German & Japanese forces. (MORE)
A lot of people think they know why... but to be honest, there's no answer - nobody really knows why (especially as Germany intended to do so). Switzerland was told to stay neutral and defend the own territory in 1815. Before this date a lot of clashes (i.e. France against Russia) had been fought in… Switzerland. In 1939 ww2 started and Germany easily took Poland and Tchechoslovakia, annected Austria. France couldn't resist for more than 40 days and England seemed soon to collapse. Italy and Russia were the allies of the Germans when war started... this means Switzerland surrounded by Axis-Powers in few months (and USA didn't enter war before December of 1941). Some bankers gained fortunes dealing with Germany (and USA, etc.). But this can't be THE reason why... Swiss army was mobilised in 1939 towards the northern border - this means to France and especially Germany. Air clashes between Swiss air force and the German Luftwaffe were immediately noticed in Berlin. German pioneers were stopped when trying to reach Swiss airfields. Swiss army mined all bridges and tunnels in Switzerland - to blow them up in case of invasion. And "Reduced Switzerland", the all-withdraw-plan was build up. In case of an attack Swiss army was told to go into mountainous area and leave the flat ground - and stay there defending the territory. Germany itself "lost" their invasion of England and turned towards Russia. Hitler himself said Germany would hunt the little pig (Switzerland has more or less the shape of a wild sow on maps) when coming back from defeated Russia. But Russia turned onto Germany and probably there weren't any forces left for an invasion. (MORE)
Hitler invaded Poland as his first step towards world domination. Keep in mind that Hitler was insane and able to influence people to do what they normally would not do. He made his way - very easily - through Holland and Belgium and on to France. England declared war against Germany in 1938, shortl…y after Hitler began his campaign, Canada joined with England in 1939. The US declared war after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Poland was contested well before the beginning of world war 2. The territory occupied by Poland just before the Germans invaded was at some point of time before part of Germany and part of russia. The Germans invaded Poland after they struck an accord with the Russians on how it will be divided between the two nations. The goal of the Germans was to exapnd their border and boost their numbers, while propogating the "endless war" that was part of their ideology. (MORE)
In europe: Poland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland, Finnland, Norway, Denmark, Russia, and some islands in Britain. In Africa : Morroco( I dont think they invaded but they were down there a couple of times to talk with the Vichy French people) Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Greece. The Italians d…id fight with the Germans, In North Africa, and in the retreat in Italy with the Herman Goring division.. (MORE)
Germany and France had a long-running dispute over which country owned the province of Alsace-Lorraine. They fought three wars about this, which were, the Franco-Prussian War, WW I, and WW II. Alsace-Lorraine remains part of France, and now that France and Germany are both part of the European Union…, they are not going to fight about that anymore. (MORE)
In the start of world war 2 Germany invaded Poland but before that it also "stole" other neighbouring countries' land like Czech's
all countries in europe apart from britain and the neutral countries because hitler wanted more land snd to conquer the world and start a 1000 year empire which only lasted for 145 months
Battle of Dunkirk From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Battle of Dunkirk was a battle in the Second World War between the Allies and Germany. A part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe fro…m 24 May to 4 June 1940. After the Phoney War, the Battle of France began in earnest on 10 May 1940. To the east, the German Army Group B invaded and subdued the Netherlands and advanced westwards through Belgium. In response, the Supreme Allied Commander French General Maurice Gamelin initiated "Plan D" which relied heavily on the Maginot Line fortifications. Gamelin committed the forces under his command, three mechanised armies, the French First and Seventh and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to the River Dyle. On 14 May, German Army Group A burst through the Ardennes and advanced rapidly to the west toward Sedan, then turned northwards to the English Channel, in what Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein called the "sickle cut" (known as "Plan Yellow" or the Manstein Plan), effectively flanking the Allied forces. (MORE)
Germany started World War II by invading Poland Germany first invaded Poland, as an act they stated was just to get back some of the land they had lost in World War I. As many of you may know, not many countries apart from Germany were hungry for war, so they let it pass, thinking it was the last… hostile act Germany would make. As it turned out, they were wrong. (MORE)
A number of European countries declared neutrality in the years before 1939. While this did not save the low countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg), both Sweden and Switzerland were preserved as independent countries despite being hemmed in on all sides by pro-Axis countries. Both countries (a…nd also Ireland) adopted an almost Jeffersonian "honest trade with all nations, alliances with none" approach and Switzerland especially has maintained that ideology and is today touted as one of the great neutral powers of the world. There are many reasons why Switzerland wasn't invaded by Germany. Swiss banks provided a haven for illegal German loot, but the main reason why is that, like the United States, Swiss citizens had a right to bear arms and were famed shooters (one of their national pastimes). Can't remember exactly where I read it now, but Nazi documents showed that Germany wasn't interested in fighting the Swiss population, armed and in mountainous territory - in other words, an invasion would turn into a never-ending guerrilla war. One of the things Germany got right you might say. (MORE)
The US did not exactly invade Germany. Maybe you are referring to when the Allies invaded France which the Germans had occupied. Some say the US first crossed the German border at the Remagen Bridge. However, earlier, the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, a unit of the 5th Armored Division,… crossed the border but returned back to their unit. (MORE)
Denmark: The invasion of Denmark would create a staging area for operations in Norway. Furthermore, having control of Denmark would secure the Baltic Sea for Germany and the Soviet Union (Germany had an alliance with the Soviet Union). Plus, Denmark was a Nordic country and was meant to show the ben…efits of being a German protectorate. Norway: Hitler was worried that Britain would intrude on Norwegian neutrality to mine the North Sea and control of Norway would create an easy route for Swedish iron ore. (MORE)
Hitler had a dream that his Aryan Germans would take over all of Europe, establishing the Third Reich (Third great German empire). He also used the term "lebensraum" to describe the need for more living space for his German people. Attacking Western Europe was motivated by both of these goals.
Spain was neutral, and far away enough that it was not seen as a military objective crucial to the war; other places had far higher priority such as Britain, north Africa and Russia. Spain was also at that time under the control of a fascist government that was sympathetic to German war aims.
Only a few, but most notably, Sweden. Sweden practiced neutrality at war, so Hitler went around them.
There are several reasons Switzerland was safe from Nazi invasion: - The Germans considered them a valuable ally, even as an officially neutral country - The Germans were able to use Switzerland and its banks as a safe haven for their money. - Germany needed the industrial capacity of Switzer…land, which was not subject to bombing. - Germany needed access to the Swiss insurance system. - All sides valued the long-standing Swiss neutrality and wished to preserve Switzerland as a avenue for negotiations. Near the end of the war, the United States and France threatened to invade Switzerland if the Swiss kept supplying certain war materials to Germany. The Swiss were in much more danger from American invasion than German. (MORE)
Germany didn't invade Britain. They intended to, but were unable to gain air superiority so they cancelled their invasion plans.
Austria, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, soviet union, Egypt, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Greece, Channel Islands, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Britain and Italy.
Many countries were invaded by Germany. Before the full outbreak of war, the German army moved into Austria and the Sudeten region of the Czech republic. The full-scale war erupted when Germany invaded Poland. . Germany would later invade Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France…, and many more countries of central and eastern Europe and northern Africa.. Austria, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, soviet union, Egypt, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Greece, Channel Islands, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Britain and Italy. (MORE)
Austria was not invaded by Germany. Austria was ANNEXED by Germany about 1938. Austria did not try to prevent the annexing. That is reason after WW2 Austria was not considered as a German partner during WW2
No, Switzerland was neutral in WW2, in fact during the early part of the war they supplied machine-gun barrels to both Germany and Britain until factories were set up to produce them in Britain.
Yes the Soviet Union invaded the eastern part of Germany and took Berlin. The US, British commonwealth and French troops invaded from west and occupied the whole of the country, divided in 4 zones under these authorities. In the British military, there were soldiers both from many commonwealth c…ountries, like Canada, Australia, South Africa , India, as well as allied without control of own territory, like Poland. (MORE)
Hitler invaded poland ww2 started then because uk and france sign a pact with poland.
Germany's goal was to control all of Europe. At the beginning of the war, it was only at war with France and Britain, as well as Poland, but that country was quickly defeated. To further its goal, Germany invaded France first because an invasion of Britain would take more planning and it would be su…icide to get another nation involved while the only nation bordering it that wasn't its ally or extremely neutral (Switzerland) was still in action. It knew that a two front war was what made them lose World War I. (MORE)
first answer: Because the Germans new that they couldn't defeat Switzerland because Switzerland has a very good army like Sweden. (No offense to any country or person or thing or continent.) correct answer: Both Switzerland & Sweden were neutral, but more importantly they were pro-German and ass…isted Germany in various ways before & during the war. Sweden was the primary source of high-grade iron ore to Germany. It was used to make steel. This was essential to the German war effort. Sweden extracted the iron ore from its mines in northern Sweden, sold the ore to Germany and then delivered the iron ore to Germany with Swedish merchant ships. As long as Sweden delivered this material to Germany, then Sweden was relatively safe from German invasion. It is likely that Hitler would have seized Sweden after winning the war. Sweden had a moderate military defense capability, but would have been easily defeated by Germany. Sweden had been sheltering some European Jews, and Hitler would then have a way to exterminate them also. Switzerland provided financial & diplomatic resources to Germany, and by June 1940 was totally surrounded by the Axis. Switzerland was not a threat to Germany, and did not withhold any assistance until late in the war. A German invasion would not have gained anything for Germany at the time. Switzerland did not possess natural resources that Germany needed. Like Sweden, Switzerland would most likely been "cleaned-up" by Hitler after the war, despite Switzerland's military capabilities. (MORE)
Germany invaded Poland, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, France, Russia, Yugoslavia, Greece, Tunisia, and Libya. It occupied the Rhineland, Austria, and Czechoslovakia before hostilities began, and Italy after Italy surrendered to the allies.
Germany failed to defeat the RAF who could sink an invading Army Logistically the Germans were not prepared to occupy England
Many reasons. A few of the bigger ones where to reclaim territorythey lost at the end of WW1 and to secure natural resources Germanylacked like oil. Another one was ideology, Hitler believed his waywas the only way and he had to destroy Communism and other ideologyhe deemed unfit.