Was operation Barbarossa the turning point of WWII
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Round two is arguments
Round three is rebuttal and closure
Yes, operation Barbarossa was the turning point of WWII
Operation Barbarossa was not the turning point of WW II
Turning point = The event that marked the moment when the course of events is changed
Axis was winning the war before operation Barbarosa Axis is losing the war after.
Operation Barbarossa was the turning point of WWII because it gave the allied forces the USSR as an ally. Before Operation Barbarossa, The USSR was allied with the axis. After Operation Barbarossa, The USSR joined the allies and took on the important role of attacking Germany from the east. They pushed back Germany and managed to liberate several concentration camps. (http://www.ushmm.org...) The USSR joining the allies and fighting Germany ultimately lead to the Battle of Berlin, and Hitler's suicide. (http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk...)
"Axis was winning the war before operation Barbarosa and started losing right after it."
Con's Argument is
-Operation Barbarosa caused USSR to join the Allies
-The USSR was detrimental for the axis defeat
-Therefore Operation Barbarossa was the turning point
This argument has 2 flaws
The fact that USSR is important for the allied cannot prove that the axis started losing the war right after operation Barbarossa. Pro tried to claim that axis was losing the war just after Barbarossa by referencing events that happened 3 years after. It does not make much sense really.
The same argument can be used to prove that pearl harbor is the turning point
-Pearl Harbor caused the US to join the Allies
-The US was detrimental for the axis defeat.
-Therefore Pearl Harbor was the turning point of the war.
I have now dismantled pro's argument.
Operation Barbarossa is not the turning point of the war
http://www.globalresearch.ca...). While the statement above concerning Pearl Harbor is to an extent true, it is irrelevant to the debate. The USSR victory over Germany also gave the Allies a much needed boost in moral by proving the Nazi's were not invincible.
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