they did yes. can't help thinking if they hadn't been so fucking greedy, and not tried playing clever games with players that were much smarter than themselves, then not only would they have saved huge cost to themselves, but saved a lot of aggro all round.
Well to be fair the plan was pretty good. Nobody foresaw the rapid fall of France that completely changed the game. Even the German high command was against invading Western Europe until Von Mainstien came up with Operation Sicklecut. The Anglo-French armies outnumbered the Germans, and had more (better) tanks. The Germans were just intellectually leagues and bounds ahead of the Anglo-French in terms of military doctrine.
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America got nukes because they stole the German scientists that worked on the project, after the war was over. The Soviets did this too. I highly doubt America would invent nukes before Germany if it weren't for this.
America detonated the worlds first successful atomic bomb on July 16, 1945 3 months after Germany's defeat. In 1942 Enrico Fermi, a physicist, successfully controlled a nuclear reaction in his reactor called CP-1. CP-1 was located at the University of Chicago. The idea of forming a research team to create a nuclear weapon was endorsed in a letter than Einstein sent to Franklin Roosevelt. So you tell me how they stole German scientists and invented the A bomb in just 4 months.