On Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:56:50 -0500, Dan Goodman
Post by Dan Goodman
A country is sent back several thousand years into the past.
the same area.) Which countries might do well, and which
I suspect Nazi Germany would manage to get itself defeated in
By *whom*, exactly?
"Several thousand years" (say 3000+) "occupying the same area"
... in 1000 BC the people(s) surrounding 1933-39 Germany are
so deficient in both techology *and* population that it would,
literally, be a walk-over.
The would be no contest whatsoever. The C20th Germans would
win hands down.
The onlyy thing(s) preventing them from doing *anyything* they
damn well please would be the less obvious economic
consequences of the shift ...
* Starvation. Germany was barely self-sifficient in food and
to starve the Poles in 1939+ and the Russians in 1941+ by
stealing *their* food for Germany, and starve them in
*massive* numbers (IIRC at least a third of the Poles and
2/3rds of the Russians) in order to feed themselves and their
army, and to make the needed "lebensraum" for the good Aryans.
In 1000 BC there simply aren't enough surrounding peoples, and
their methods of agriculture are so pathetically unproductive
(about 1:1.5 - barely enough to have seed crop for the next
harvest and still have "enough" to eat themselves (if hunger
8+ years of 10, of which 2+ are typically famine, and large
scale starvation or starvation related deaths *anyway* are
*your* idea of "enough") that the Germans aren't gonna get
enough food from them even if they take it *all* ... and that
assumes they'd be able to transport it all back home on the
nonexistent railroads, roads or through nonexistent ports ...
Sure, they can introduce better farming practices, better (and
new) crops, and better agricultural machinery ... but that
will all take time. Time I am not sure they'd have.
In short, the first year(s) would make "turnip winter" look
like a plethora ...
* Disruption of resource supplies. Germany went to war
because, apart from food (see above) she had to import all
sorts of vital industrial supplies ... and, suddenly, they're
all gone. Oil and Iron Ore being the two most obvious (sure,
they're still "there" ... but completely undeveloped ... and
developing t6he Mines/Wells and transport infrastructure will
be a nontrivial task).
There's lots more, but you get the idea, I hope.
Still, I suspect the German state would survive and prosper
... and that that wouldn't be good for the rest of Europe,
circa 1000 BC. The 1000 Year Reich would have a decent chance
of surviving that long simply because there is no competition
(though not necessarily a 1000 year NAZI Reich).
dense forest with a few burned clearings, and swamps.
canals to drain water.
I suppose the first year half of population dies.