February 20th, 2011

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Soon you're counting jeeps

I finally had the chance to resume my Hearts of Iron II game, and finish off the year 1950. Longtime readers will recall at this point the Allies --- including the puppet state of Germany, Japan, and a half-dozen Chinese nations, as well as Ukraine, Russia, and other states carved out of the Soviet Union following a successful invasion from the north of Russia-in-Europe --- have been squeezing the Soviet Union, lone survivor of the Comintern, to its center since 1947.

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And thus came to an end the third phase of the Second World War.

I'll file the rest of the 1950 report in with 1951's.

Trivia: Germany produced eight thousand aircraft in 1939, ten thousand in 1940, and only eleven thousand in 1941. Source: Why The Allies Won, Richard Overy.

Currently Reading: Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C Cooper, Creator of King Kong, Mark Cotta Vaz.