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  •  This is complete BS (1+ / 0-)
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    Yosef 52

    Stalin didn't decide to fight the Nazis. How do you otherwise explain the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the fact, that Stalin was taken by surprise, when we (I'm German) attacked them?
    The policy goal of the Nazis was to kill more or less every single Russian. There was no alternative to fight, no possibility to capitulate and survive. If the Soviet Union had lost the war, roughly the same would have happened to Russians, what happened to the Jews before.

    If there is a person, whom you should thank for the fact, that it were eastern Europeans and not Americans, who died in the double digit millions, it is Neville Chamberlain.

    •  Stalin and Hitler always "planned" to (1+ / 0-)
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      stlsophos

      fight each other - I learned that from the History & Military Channels (which have about 27 hours of Nazi-related programming on each day . . .).

      And they often have narrators with British accents to give the presentation just that much more gravitas - so, I'm quite certain they know what they're talking about.

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