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by Michael N. Ryan
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: May I ask if anyone has read my novel?
Replies: 32
Views: 11224

Tried the one set in India but really didn't care much for it.
by Michael N. Ryan
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Mission Impossible: Third Reich evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

'Accidents' do happen around dictators but accidents happen everywhere. According to Albert Speer in his book, Hitler believed the pilot of Todt's plane accidentally armed the plane's self destruct package since the arming lever was close to the controls. Heydrich was clearly assasinated by Czech ag...
by Michael N. Ryan
Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: May I ask if anyone has read my novel?
Replies: 32
Views: 11224

The joy is meeting people who have read one's work. With one exception, the fellow had difficulty undertanding the cultural aspects, everyone who has read my novel that I have met are actually quite impressed with it. The only criticism I've been given is that the novel is: Wordy, over punctuated an...
by Michael N. Ryan
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Mission Impossible: Third Reich evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

I suspect that if Hitler were to have an 'accident' Himmler might try to carry on. He was a True Believer. He had ambition just not brains. His actionis during the final days of WWII certainly say much on that. However I suspect Heydrich would be inclined to double cross him to Goering for a better ...
by Michael N. Ryan
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: May I ask if anyone has read my novel?
Replies: 32
Views: 11224

Getting published certainly is difficult but worse is trying to get attention of the critics many of whom are just plain not interested. Some critisize the Pentagon for being picky over its weapons of allegedly rejecting anying 'not invented here', I can say the same about the critics. They only rev...
by Michael N. Ryan
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Mission Impossible: Third Reich evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

History is always being rewritten to suit somebody's agenda. Things are deliberately being left out while other parts are getting empasis they don't deserve. This is someimes from new reseach and new findings but more often than not it is politics. I'm not just talking school text books but the regu...
by Michael N. Ryan
Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Mission Impossible: Third Reich evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

History is written by the victor is a sad truth we have to achnowledge. The second truth is that when it is rewritten, it is not to correct injustice or innaccuracy but to further a current political game. What's currently going on with the American Civil war being a case in point. Somehow some hist...
by Michael N. Ryan
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Mission Impossible: Third Reich evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

I agree on Germany not wanting to return to the Weimar. Though there was an underground Social Democrat movement and some leftists, they were hardly very strong. Still, in a power vacume, anything is possible. From what I have been hearing about the German system under the Kaiser, the Kaiser's power...
by Michael N. Ryan
Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Mission Impossible: Third Reich evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

I won't say All Things Are Possible because they're not, However History is made up of chains of events. Take one thing out, the line changes direction. If Hitler were to croak, which for Germany it would have to happen early on in the game, the Third Reich might have survived depending on what foll...
by Michael N. Ryan
Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Russian Revolution Veterans in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

The only veteran of the Russian Revolution I know of is Baltic born Alfred Rosenberg who was a Communist party member. During the war he was one of the brown pheasants. The allies hanged him for what he did to facilitate the crimes against Jews and other activities of the occupation forces. Many of ...
by Michael N. Ryan
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Peace between Axis and Allies
Replies: 104
Views: 29424

I would be inclined to say what I pointed out would be a reasonable treaty but that's based on the principle of Justice. But as I also pointed out, a treaty based on that goal would not likely to be made.
by Michael N. Ryan
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Peace between Axis and Allies
Replies: 104
Views: 29424

It has been my experience that threaties are written up based on power rather than a desire for Justice. Unfortunately, Britain was committed to keeping the strongest nation of europe down, France was determined to keep itself on top though its position is in decline, Poland wanted territory even th...
by Michael N. Ryan
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT STALIN AND HITLER
Replies: 28
Views: 9058

Actually, Hitler has Two variables and it is hard to take how far it would have gone. 1. We don't know how far his Hit List was. Most of his targets were based on his vision of 'race' but the nazis also believed in genetics. They believed behavior was based on a person's genes. The modern day equive...
by Michael N. Ryan
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT STALIN AND HITLER
Replies: 28
Views: 9058

Mussolini had plenty of time to rack up a body count in Italy, He didn't. Of course, he didn't have Hitler's New Age agenda or 'racial' beliefs. Still, other than the Final Solution, Hitler's crowd wasn't that harsh on political dissidents as Stalin was, at least in the begining. In one book I read ...
by Michael N. Ryan
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT STALIN AND HITLER
Replies: 28
Views: 9058

The difference between Hitler and Stalin and their respective movements is that though both drew their ideologies from intellectuals, the nazis actually drew their power from the masses where communism like other leftist movements works from the top down to impose its ideology. Trotsky himself drew ...