“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
If the British sued for peace after Dunkirk, and especially if the Wehrmacht had successfully invaded Britain, there would have been a complete German victory in Europe. It's possible that the Royal Navy fleet could have fallen into German hands in the event of a British capitulation and could then have been used against the U.S Navy. It's very unlikely that the U.S would have been able to launch an amphibious invasion of continental Europe without Britain as a staging point.
Instead of being tied down in North Africa, hundreds of thousands of additional Axis troops could have been deployed to Russia in 1941, most likely resulting in a Soviet defeat. Hitler was also forced to delay Operation Barbarossa because the presence of British troops in Greece threatened Germany's southeastern flank. Hitler had intended to launch the invasion of the Soviet Union months before June of 1941, but the Greek campaign forced him to postpone it. This meant, of course, that the Wehrmacht was forced to face the brutal Soviet winter.
British scientists were also crucial in the development of the atomic bomb and in breaking German codes. This is often ignored by those who think the U.S won the war single-handed. It's also wishful thinking that the U.S could have brought Germany to its knees with long-ranch bombing. Without the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe would have been significantly stronger and able to fend off American bombers.
AN AUTHORITARIAN SOCIALIST OPPOSED TO GLOBALISM, ZIONISM, AND FEMINISM, AND IN FAVOR OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS, A PALESTINIAN STATE, AND MEN'S RIGHTS!
No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.
Soviet Union was formed in 1922.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
The UK. They were positioned in every corner of the globe to fight all Axis members from the start and had incredible imperial manpower from Canada to India. If they're not there the Eurasian continent is dominated by the Axis in no time, with a supply of resources from Moscow to Mecca that would bring the Americas to their knees later (economically if not militarily) in the century.
You can't take out any component really. Without the Soviets the UK gets occupied, the above happens and the US can't liberate Europe. Without the US there's no industrial capacity to support the British Empire earl on, the Japanese help make the USSR collapse all the quicker and there's no coup de grace of an atom bomb.