I think that after all the carpet bombing of Germany, Hitler definitely lost support, but still maintained control through the use of force.Originally posted by: Narmer
The war may have been won by the military, but it was the civilian leadership that won the peace, not the generals. If there was no political peace, there would be no end to the war, just a continuous low-level guerilla warfare that you have in Iraq, where we also won militarily. Therefore, it is the politicians that win the peace, NOT the generals.
Huh? When did a B-52 carpet bomb Falluja?People like you that think carpet-bombing Fallujah will convince the arabs to lay down their weapons forget that we DID carpet-bomb Fallujah and not a damn thing changed.
If the US really bombed the hell out of the population, and made their life so miserable, I'm sure the insurgency would lose lots of support. The situation in Lebanon was the same -- if Israel wasted all the cities, then it would have had a much easier time.
Similarly, if the allies would've tried winning without bombing the cities in Germany, then it would've taken a whole lot longer to win.