This is not about "you did it"..."no you did it first", Sok!
A simple truth, if you trigger political mechanisms you can and will suffer a backlash, Poland did with Ukraine, you did with Russia et cetera.
Crap Sokrates..."wiping out" Germany was impossible...not much more but a fantasy but realistically not accomplishable. Nothing to do with luck!
It was impossible because both West and East needed slices of Germany as political pawns, militarily and logistically it was very possible, Germans themselves in 1945 were absolutely powerless to stop Soviets in any way and its not like Stalin wouldnt kill off Germans as a nation if it did benefit him, he was a sick f*ck with incredible power.
Again, if it was only about revenge then how come the red army mass raped their way also through Poland, the Baltics, Hungaria, the concentration camps they just liberated etc...
Of course it was about revenge thats what i'm talking about all along but there wouldnt e cause for revenge if Germany didnt start WW2, messing with Russia was an especially stupid idea since these guys have an asian approach to warfare.
As for rapes in Poland it wasnt that bad, women had to be watched of course and avoid larger groups but rule of a thumb was that russian troops got a bullet for raping non-German locals in Poland.
Thats not to say it was OK to do it to German civilians but for Christs sake what did you expect after all that Germans did in Russia, flowers?
Oh and Welcome back! ;)
Busy like bloody hell, by the way i'll have a nice publication about Kraków for you when i get back home :)