If Hitler chose to concentrate on North Africa and the Middle East right after the fall of France instead of waiting for a year and then attacking Russia frontally, could Germany have changed the outcome of the war? It seems if Germany threw some of its armored divisions in an all-out thrust to take the Egypt, the Suez, and from there go into Turkey and the Arabian peninsula, and from there attack Russia threw the South, having easier access to the oil fields of Asiatic Russia. Britain would have still been isolated, there would have been no need for a Battle of Britain if Hitler adopted this tactic. Britain and Germany could have battled it out in the air and at sea in the Mediterranean, but I don't think it would have cost the resources it did as a direct assault from the air and at sea of Britain and the Atlantic. Could this strategy have worked?