Re: The essential difference between an island...
I thought I was doing well to stay out of this conflict but I cannot let pass your assertion about the USSR staying out of WW2 because they invaded Poland and Finland in 1939/40. Despite this act of betrayal, Churchill embraced the USSR as an ally as soom as Germany turned on the USSR. I am not a big fan of Churchill but the alternative British leaders had singulaly failed before he took office.
: Both the USA and Russia did very well by
: staying out of WW2 as long as possible, the
: USA financially and both politically in the
: new world order that emerged after the
: conflict. It could be said that it suited
: both nations very well to stay out until
: forced in.
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