What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

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What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

Post by ForrestIII » 16 Jul 2017 18:00

As someone very interested in Germany's battles in 1944, I was wondering how the loss of so many economic partners and subjects during the course of the year affected the German Economy. There is the usual example of Romania and its oil, but there are obviously more. I was wondering if my fellow members could go through country by country in Europe and mention what essential contributions if any, each made to Germany?
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Re: What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 16 Jul 2017 22:29

Some might argue Denmark was important
when it came to food supplies.

Here's one example
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 013.817778

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Re: What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

Post by G. Trifkovic » 17 Jul 2017 12:01

Hi ForrestIII,

here's a link to an old thread on Yugoslavia's contribution:

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=75211&hilit=yugosl ... ploitation

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Re: What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

Post by Ironmachine » 17 Jul 2017 19:45

Portugal and Spain were important regarding tungsten.

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Re: What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

Post by ForrestIII » 25 Jul 2017 00:30

G. Trifkovic wrote:Hi ForrestIII,

here's a link to an old thread on Yugoslavia's contribution:

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=75211&hilit=yugosl ... ploitation

Cheers,

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Hi Trifkovic,

According to that thread, Yugoslavia was Germany's only source of Zinc. If I may ask, where was this Zinc located?
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Re: What Neutral/Axis Countries and Occupied Areas were vital for the German War Effort?

Post by G. Trifkovic » 27 Jul 2017 17:11

ForrestIII wrote:
G. Trifkovic wrote:Hi ForrestIII,

here's a link to an old thread on Yugoslavia's contribution:

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=75211&hilit=yugosl ... ploitation

Cheers,

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Hi Trifkovic,

According to that thread, Yugoslavia was Germany's only source of Zinc. If I may ask, where was this Zinc located?
Hi ForrestIII,

not sure if that information is correct, Tomasevich at least makes no mention of it. Yugoslav Zinc came mostly from occupied Serbia, some 27,000 tons in all from 1942 to 1944.

Source: Jozo Tomasevich, War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration (Stanford, CA: Stanford university Press, 2001), p. 639.

Cheers,

G.

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