World War: Reckoning

It was still too early this week to know what the long-range results of the shortlived Balkan campaign would be, but certain immediate credits and debits could be entered on the balance sheet of war. They were weighted in the black for Germany, in the red for Great Britain.

Potential. Yugoslavia is the most important copper-producing country in Europe, and also mines bauxite (aluminum ore)—but Germany was getting these things from the Yugoslavs beforehand. Greece has not much to offer the Nazis but tobacco and trouble. The two countries, therefore, did not add much materially to the Nazi war potential. In...

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