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Did the Soviet Union contribute more to defeat the Axis forces than the United States?

Asked by: SomeGuyWhoIsCool
  • Communism Won The War

    The Allied powers would never had won the war if they hadn't had the might of Communism to oppose the evil fascists. They would have continued to fall victim to their capitalist bourgeoisie oppressors and fallen under the villainous rule of the Nazis.

    If the Russian proletarians hadn't united and the tsar stayed in power, then Russia would have allied with Germany like they did in WWI.

  • The USSR regained Europe.

    From 1942 onwards, the Soviet Union were essentially responsible for marching through Europe and liberating the majority of Nazi-occupied territories there (which is why many of them later became communist). Furthermore, they also stormed Berlin, resulting in Nazi surrender one week after the siege began on the 30th of April 1945.

  • The USSR regained Europe.

    From 1942 onwards, the Soviet Union were essentially responsible for marching through Europe and liberating the majority of Nazi-occupied territories there (which is why many of them later became communist). Furthermore, they also stormed Berlin, resulting in Nazi surrender one week after the siege began on the 30th of April 1945.

  • The USSR had the most casualties in WW2 and Hitler wanted to advance into the USSR aone of the reasons WW2 started

    Hitler's "hunger plan" was that German farmers would occupy Poland and Ukraine which were Soviet controlled areas but the hunger plan was for the starving/killing of polish Ukrainian and Jews to feed Germany so even if hitler didn't invade the USSR there were going to be many soviet casualties also the American fighting was mainly against Japan and Japanese territory not in Europe and if Japan didn't bomb pearl harbour I believe that the US would stay nuteral but secretly help the allies like Argentina and Portugal by porviding food and small amounts of troops

  • The Soviets were the true shift in power

    Even though the Soviets were on the defensive for the first half of the war when the Nazis mobilized towards Moscow they were able to overcome and defeat the Nazis and take half of Germany for themselves. This is one of the other major reasons Japan Surrendered not just due to the Atomic Bomb but also due to the fact Russia was now targeting Japan and would do the same thing if they were allowed to gain territory.

  • I believe the USSR contributed more

    Since most of the troops of Nazi Germany were placed on the Soviet border, and that the Soviet Union had higher casualties, therefore, I believe the Soviet Union did the most in crushing the Germany army. Hitler had three key targets he failed to capture from the Soviet Union, Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad. By the time the Germans stopped their offensive move, their defense was weak, which allowed the USSR to combat greatly against Germany. Also, thanks to the USSR, Operation Overlord succeeded. Though the USSR never directly contributed to Operation Overlord, they helped because the USSR combated Germany from the other side, making German -occupied France and Vichy France (later Germans took direct control), weaker. The Soviets were able to defeat Romania, Hungary, and the Germans, and the Soviets initially captured Berlin. The USSR also helped defeat Japan. The colonies above China were mostly taken by China and the USSR I believe (though not 100% sure), and they were almost ready to attack the Japanese homeland.

    Meanwhile, it was pretty clear that Americans dominated in the Pacific. They were able to defeat the Japanese at sea, and liberate the islands. They were the ones who initially make Japan surrender by atomic bombing Japan (it was unnecessary though). Meanwhile, in Europe, the Americans greatly contributed in Operation Overlord. In fact, it were the Americans who liberated Paris, the French capital. From there, they assisted in liberating Belgium, the Netherlands, and attacking Germany.

    Though the US was major component in the war, in the Pacific War, Operation Overlord, and by lending lease and assisting the USSR, I still believe the USSR contributed more. The USSR had sacrificed more in the war, nothing compared to the US.Had the Soviets only had the manpower of the US which fought in the war, the Germans would of probably won. The USSR caused the turning point in the war, and crushed the experienced German army, and captured Berlin. Therefore, I believe the USSR contributed more to defeating the Axis.

  • 100% completely false

    Soviets didn't exist yet. It's because of WW2 that Russia became communist. The USSR was created post WW2 because of land disputes in Germany (the Berlin Wall), and Stalin grew paranoid that the other allies were turning against him, so he created an Iron Curtain around Russia in case of a third world war. I believe Russia did more than America in WW2, and that the USSR did squat, because the USSR doesn't exist.

  • The United States did way more on several levels.

    The United States beat the Axis over the head and would have rolled them even without the communist scum. Please note that the US supplied most of the materiel that the Soviets used when they entered the war, so the Red Army could be that nice block of meat that rolled over Europe. All the Soviets had was manpower and Commissars. The USA supplied all the tech. Also, nukes. All the nukes.

  • They did not.

    When you consider the axis forces includes Japan, and the major effort by the United States on that front, coupled with our efforts on the western front in Europe, the efforts of the Russians (with American help) on the eastern front pales somewhat. If the question was who suffered more, it would be Russia, due to the inhuman treatment of their soldiers and disrespect of the sacrifice of their lives.

  • The US defeated the entire Empire of Japan

    The idea that the axis is only Germany - America defeated the Italian Army (ask Patton how) and as pointed out by the opposition " it was pretty clear that Americans dominated in the Pacific. They were able to defeat the Japanese at sea, and liberate the islands. They were the ones who initially make Japan surrender by atomic bombing Japan... Meanwhile, in Europe, the Americans greatly contributed in Operation Overlord. In fact, it were the Americans who liberated Paris, the French capital." The revisionists among some will bemoan the need to bomb the Empire of Japan (twice) - yet they have failed history. The Empire of Japan was not going to go silently into the night - It cost the Allies (mostly US infantrymen) dearly for each inch of island retaken, in a single island only 17 Japanese (from thousands) surrendered (the rest fought to the bitter end) and this would only intensify as the allied forces neared main land Japan. While not belittling the loss of the Russian people in the fight against the Axis forces - the US did more to fight a war on three fronts.

  • The US defeated the entire Empire of Japan

    The idea that the axis is only Germany - America defeated the Italian Army (ask Patton how) and as pointed out by the opposition " it was pretty clear that Americans dominated in the Pacific. They were able to defeat the Japanese at sea, and liberate the islands. They were the ones who initially make Japan surrender by atomic bombing Japan... Meanwhile, in Europe, the Americans greatly contributed in Operation Overlord. In fact, it were the Americans who liberated Paris, the French capital." The revisionists among some will bemoan the need to bomb the Empire of Japan (twice) - yet they have failed history. The Empire of Japan was not going to go silently into the night - It cost the Allies (mostly US infantrymen) dearly for each inch of island retaken, in a single island only 17 Japanese (from thousands) surrendered (the rest fought to the bitter end) and this would only intensify as the allied forces neared main land Japan. While not belittling the loss of the Russian people in the fight against the Axis forces - the US did more to fight a war on three fronts.

  • The US defeated the Japanese Empire and Italy (and greatly assisted in Germany)

    The idea that the axis is only Germany is laughable - America defeated the Italian Army (ask Patton how) and as pointed out by the opposition " it was pretty clear that Americans dominated in the Pacific. They were able to defeat the Japanese at sea, and liberate the islands. They were the ones who initially make Japan surrender by atomic bombing Japan... Meanwhile, in Europe, the Americans greatly contributed in Operation Overlord. In fact, it were the Americans who liberated Paris, the French capital." The revisionists among some will bemoan the need to bomb the Empire of Japan (twice) - yet they have failed history. The Empire of Japan was not going to go silently into the night - It cost the Allies (mostly US infantrymen) dearly for each inch of island retaken, in a single island only 17 Japanese (from thousands) surrendered (the rest fought to the bitter end) and this would only intensify as the allied forces neared main land Japan. While not belittling the loss of the Russian people in the fight against the Axis forces - the US did more to fight a war on three fronts.


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