We always hear about a war between Nazi Germany and the USSR being inevitable but really was it? The USSR was not massing troops on the border ready to invade German territory. Stalin was absolutely in shock over the invasion. The only areas remotely of interest to Stalin was the Balkan States. At that time, there was no instances of subversion on the Soviet's part to undermine and overthrow a government. It did invade Finland to gain some territory but paid a heavy price for it. Post WWII there are plenty of examples primarily because of the paranoia seeded by Barbarosa and by the distrust of the western powers. But, back then, USSR was not strong enough and in my believe did not plan on fighting Nazi Germany. What are your thoughts? Was this fight inevitable? Couldn't Germany survive without invading USSR disregarding Hitler's plan? Had Germany not invaded, what would the USSR have done?