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The Battle of Stalingrad was the most important battle of WWII

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Started: 10/24/2013 Category: Politics
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Oh Josef Stalin, although many historians and theorist alike would commend and agree with you by stating the Stalingrad was the most important battle of WW2, I am here right now to convince all of our peers as well as yourself otherwise. Stalingrad is often regarded as the first nail in the Nazi regimes coffin. The unknown weather Germany was bombarded with allowed Stalin to capitalize on a weakening Nazi regime and protect the USSR from Hitler (protect as in from defeat, there were still many casualties). However, despite this clash arguably being the beginning to the end, it was only made possible due to the preemptive battles beforehand. While there was a spoonful of significant battles, partially because it is hard to discredit any battle as having some impact, the most important battle was most definitely the Battle of Britain. After the Non-Aggression Pact between Stalin and Hitler, the Nazi's decided to bombard Western Europe and take over the entire continent, and Hitler succeeded in most of that. But that all changed when? During the Battle of Britain, when the Nazi regime engaged in aerial based military fighting against Churchill and the British. I won't bomb you (pun intended) too much right now with my argument, but what I will say is this, if Britain did not demonstrate the power and challenge to the Nazi regime that it did, that is, if Hitler walked through Britain the same way he did most of Western Europe, he would have had more power and less to worry about coming in from the West during the invasion of Russia, and perhaps could have done so earlier, avoiding the frigid snow. I do not discredit the significance of Stalingrad, but without the Battle of Britain, Stalingrad would not have ended the way it did.

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Debate Round No. 1


Sorry it took me so long to reply.

Importance of the Battle of Stalingrad:
-Saved Stalingrad(the second most important city in the USSR)
-Saved the USSR
-Saved the valuable oil-fields at the Caucuses(Grozny, Baku, Maykop, etc)
-Saved the British Empire (stopped Germany from breaking into the middle-east from where they could reach India and Egypt)
-A staggering 850,000 German soldiers died(Germany's largest defeat)
-The entire coarse of the war in Europe changed
-The Germans were in retreat on a scale never seen before following the end of the Battle of Stalingrad

Importance of the Battle of Britain:
-Saved Britain from invasion
-Destroyed many German aircraft
-Showed that Hitler could be stopped

If you think of other importance's of the Battle of Britain then please tell me what they are. However it is clear that the Battle of Stalingrad was more important from what I just wrote. The Battle of Britain did not change the coarse of the war. The Battle of Stalingrad did. If the Germans had won at Stalingrad, the British isles may not have fallen, but the British empire would surely have collapsed. Germany would have gained unlimited access to oil and the Soviets and Britain would have collapsed. 80% of the Soviet oil came from the Caucuses and most of Britain's oil came from the Middle East.

Also, the only reason Hitler lost the Battle of Britain was because against the advice of the Luftwaffe commanders, he ordered that the German bombers begin to bomb British cities, instead of finishing of the RAF, which was almost destroyed.


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