I read a book and they summed up the thing very well. Whoever has the most men and resources to fall back on is going to win. In any protracted “total war” if you have a piece of territory that extends from Bielorussia all the way to vladivostok you would need hundreds of millions of troops to fight all the way there (in era before nuke bomb). If Hitler had concentrated on invading the UK and promised Stalin the island of Ireland for keeping out of trouble I am pretty sure that would have worked. A free Atlantic base with low native population for the USSR (who would have left en mass) and the Wehrmacht could have finishedthe job with the UK that is nothing more than a lightweight pumped up with american steroids. London – Coventry would have been obliterated within a month.
It was some fantastic experience! The Organizational Committee went an extra step to ensure my participation, especially with prompt responses for my visa requirements. The Conference itself was very well organized and worth of every effort in preparation: I have met scientists from different countries and got updated of specific professional issues. I do hope to participate in future conferences with this excellent team of professionals. Thank you again for the wonderful and informative conference. I will certainly tell my colleagues about this conference and the knowledge gained.