What do you think would have happened if The Soviets had crushed Finland in 1939? Many scholars have attributed Hitler's eagerness to launch Barbarossa to the perceived weakness of the Red Army following their defeat in the Winter War. In addition to this, the Soviet Union had been virtually ignored until 1941. With pacts protecting both their borders, they had no reason to be drawn into World War two, and thus would've had a chance to increase the Soviet Sphere of Influence the middle east, and consolidate it's hold on Sinkiang. Thoughts?