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  •  Do you really mean to suggest that the Russians (1+ / 0-)
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    were doing just fine against Germany in WW2?  It seems to me that Germany having to fight a two front war probably ended the European component of WW2 a bit sooner than a single front war would have.

    "the train tracks all run parallel, but they'll all meet up one day" -- John Prine

    by rockhound on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 03:05:21 PM PDT

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      There was NO way the Germans would have defeated USSR.  And well over 90% of the casualties of WW II were on the Eastern front.

      The RED ARMY defeated the Wehrmacht.  We had almost nothing to do with Germany's defeat.  There are thousands of statistics to back this assertion but one bugs me more than any other.  The Red Army took 400,000 casualties in the battle for Budapest--so a "minor battle most Americans have never heard of produced more death than ALL of WW II did for USA.

      WW II is a fascinating story, you know.  Just because the Cold War liars prevented the real story from being taught in USA schools does NOT diminish the story one iota.

      Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans

      by techno on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:07:11 PM PDT

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      •  summery (0+ / 0-)

        UK defeated Italy,

        Soviet Union defeated Germany


        US defeated Japan.

        the fact that US economic support to UK, USSR, and the other minor allies made it happen a bit quicker do not diminish the fact that once the Soviet Union had survived the assault on Moscow, ironically winning the battle on 7th December 1941, it was very likly to win the war. Once it had won at Stalingrad it had become simply a matter of time.

        In terms of the Western Front there were more non-US troops involved on D-Day than there were US, it was into 45 before the US forces were the majority on the Western front and Hitler was dead by April.

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