And as Robin Williams once asked a German interviewer in regards to the relative lack of German comedians, "...do you think it's because you killed all the funny people?"
I love how this thread has turned into a discussion about post WWII Germany and the early Space Race. Carry on
Well its understandable, as WW2 was the catalyst for synthetic fuels. Germany knew they were out of fuel, and they made a push to get this done. The Allied bomber campaign decimated Germany's fuel production.
A good short read..