Hot German take
If France had deployed it's armor better it would have been close, their tanks were better. If the Germans had gone with the original invasion plan I doubt France would have fallen like it did. If Stalin had not purged the Army and actually allowed competent leadership and allowed withdraws it would have been far harder for the German army to advance as far as it did if at all.
One of the key moments of World War 2 was the battle of Khalkhin Gol, where Soviet forces defeated Japanese forces in Mongolia and lead to a peace treaty between them that would hold until the last months of the World War. Without it Russia could have faced a two front war and Japan could have had a different strategy completely
Nazi history Germany
I'd point out that the conservative leadership in Germany removed the ban on the Nazi Brownshirts that had reduced street violence because they used the increase to justify the conservative power seizer. They made the mistake of thinking the Nazis were their tool instead of the other way around.
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