Nazi Germany

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One of the key aspects of the German Military that was responsible for their success was that of doctrine. Although combat aircraft and [[tank]]s were both used during the Great War and proved their usefulness, it was not exactly clear on how to best use them. The German military provided tanks and aircraft to Fascists during the Spanish civil war, took notes on how to best make use of them and created doctrine around this fact, as well as eventually developing better and more efficient AFVs. German armor was not the best during the opening stages of the war, but they did have a decent understanding of how to make use of it. Towards the end of the war, the germans managed to keep up with technological developments and was a leader in several fields, namely rocketry and jet engine technology.
 
One of the key aspects of the German Military that was responsible for their success was that of doctrine. Although combat aircraft and [[tank]]s were both used during the Great War and proved their usefulness, it was not exactly clear on how to best use them. The German military provided tanks and aircraft to Fascists during the Spanish civil war, took notes on how to best make use of them and created doctrine around this fact, as well as eventually developing better and more efficient AFVs. German armor was not the best during the opening stages of the war, but they did have a decent understanding of how to make use of it. Towards the end of the war, the germans managed to keep up with technological developments and was a leader in several fields, namely rocketry and jet engine technology.
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The main focus of Nazi Germany was on army and airpower. The Navy was a secondary priority. The Kriegsmarine was comparitively small. Among it's main focus was building a fleet of submarines to try and starve out Britain.
  
 
The Nazi military was, in the end, overcome for several reasons. The first was the sheer force that was levied against it: the British Commonwealth, the USSR, and the United States had Germany outnumbered by a large degree. In addition, the German industrial base was outproduced. For example over the course of the war the Soviets fielded 80,000 T-34 [[tank]]s and the US fielded 50,000 M4 Shermans. Germany produced less than 27,000 tanks of all types for use during the second world war. Germany also quickly overextended its supply lines during its invasion of Russia, which left its armies without ammunition and fuel.
 
The Nazi military was, in the end, overcome for several reasons. The first was the sheer force that was levied against it: the British Commonwealth, the USSR, and the United States had Germany outnumbered by a large degree. In addition, the German industrial base was outproduced. For example over the course of the war the Soviets fielded 80,000 T-34 [[tank]]s and the US fielded 50,000 M4 Shermans. Germany produced less than 27,000 tanks of all types for use during the second world war. Germany also quickly overextended its supply lines during its invasion of Russia, which left its armies without ammunition and fuel.

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