In 1940, the German Wehrmacht was modern history’s supreme fighting machine. But only four years later, the Wehrmacht was broken. Most Americans, British and Canadians believe that D-Day was the decisive stroke that ended WWII in Europe. But this is not true. Germany’s mighty Wehrmacht, which included the Luftwaffe, was destroyed by Stalin’s Soviet Union.
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The situation around the Jersey City’s 1991 Katyń monument is important because many Polish-Americans are Democrats and live in Midwestern swing states like Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and with the November midterms their votes might influence on the fate of Trump’s domestic agenda during the rest of his first term.
Here’s what President Putin really thinks about Israel in his own words, which is sure to surprise a lot of people and hopefully broaden the reader’s understanding of the complex “balancing” strategy that Russia envisions itself playing in the world.
The Slavonic term Ukraine, for instance, in the Serbo-Croat case Krajina, means in the English language a Borderland – a provincial territory situated on the border between Russia and Rzeczpospolita.
I spoke to Afghan people all over the country without any protection, entering fatal city slums infested with narcotics, approaching prominent intellectuals.
If Afghanistan was an ‘occupied’ country during Soviet dominance from 1979 to 1988, how did it become a free country after Americans entered in 2001?
Since the Arab Spring events began in 2011, Russia has been exceedingly active in the Middle East. The region now compromises an important vector of Russia’s Eurasian strategy, and successful policy applications here can set the stage for Russia’s future return as a global actor. It is thus necessary to […]
The Saker’s analysis of the situation in Ukraine done in the midst of the coup d’etat and Crimean events at the end of February 2014.
Part I Part II The Spanish Civil War officially ended on April 1, 1939. But by that time Europe was no longer dealing with a mere local conflict, but a war that would engulf the entire continent. It was time to unleash Hitler so he could do what the British […]
ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes an intriguing interview with Professors Edward Davis and Ronald Smelser, the American military historians, authors of the book “The Myth of the Eastern Front: the Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture” (Cambridge University Press, 2007). They thoroughly researched why Wehrmacht was generally romanticized in American popular culture […]
Part I Part II So Adolf Hitler managed to resolve the first problem. However, even after becoming chancellor in January 1933, he still found himself unable to unleash a military conflict for the most prosaic of reasons – he literally had no army. With his 100,000-strong Reichswehr (lacking tanks, aircraft, […]
Part I Thus, the suggestion that Hitler’s rise to power was fueled by Germany’s economic woes simply does not hold up. So now let’s take a look at the political situation in that country during the period known as the Weimar Republic. It would be naive to deny the fact […]