Both spent much too little budget and thought on their air forces.

Radio also enabled the German senior commanders to efficiently control huge mobile forces, more than ever before in history, allowing large scale cooperation and effective unity of command.

He said "That's what I need, That's what I want to have".

Other armies, like in France and Poland, remained conservatively stuck in the previous war.

The elements of Blitzkrieg directly obey all the principles of war.

As with many other weapons and tactics, it could be greatly intensified with quality, and indeed with Cavalry-spirit commanders like Guderian and Rommel, with highly trained or combat experienced soldiers, and with excellent weapons as the Panzer IV and the Stuka dive bomber, the Germans were able to achieve amazing victories with Blitzkrieg.
Later during the war the Germans were eventually matched by equal armor commanders like Patton and Zhukov.

That's what made it so successful.

It was a simple tactic made possible thanks to revolutionary modern weapons which made this type of warfare possible - the tank, the aircraft, and the radio.

British soldiers and American patriots fought at Lexington, Massachusetts and nearby Concord.

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It obviously achieved the best results against a less modern or less prepared army, but it could also defeat equally equipped armies which used lesser tactics.

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Blitzkrieg is the basis of modern warfare in the age of the tank, aircraft, and radio, simply because it makes the best military use of their natural advantages in speed and firepower.

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At the later stages of the war the Russian army improved its mobile logistical support so much that its tank units could advance hundreds of miles almost non-stop, sometimes even refueling on the move, and of course relying on the very high technical reliability and simplicity of their vehicles.

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This rigidness also meant that the Russian Air Force totally neglected air superiority in favor of dedicating everything to tactical air support, but this resulted in its almost total destruction, on the ground and in the air.

Great Britain was forced to recognize the independence of the 13 colonies of the United States.

Americans had grown used to a large measure of self-government.

It made Cavalry totally obsolete, and made infantry quite helpless in an open battlefield unless they were massively equipped with efficient anti-tank weapons which were developed only in response to Blitzkrieg and really matured only near the end of World War 2.

Many of them were considered elite units and provided the best soldiers and commanders.

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The war began on April 19, 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Identify what you consider to be the most important battles.

The Russian army had great numbers of tanks and aircraft when the Germans attacked, but most of the tanks were obsolete, and the political mass murder of most senior officers by Stalin's brutal Communist regime before the war and the extreme rigidness it enforced on the surviving officers had paralyzing results.