Would the allies have won WWII without the Soviet involvement on the eastern front?
Ha! NO!!! Any student of history will answer no! The soviets drew more than 50% of Germany's forces away from attacking us! If the whole German armada took on our "Allies" we would have lost before Pearl Harbor even happened.
While I appreciate your point, that's far from a unanimous viewpoint of every "student of history." We hadn't even started to put our all into World War II...
I agree if Hitler's army would not been fighting on many fronts at the same time the final outcome may have been delayed.
It depends if that meant the Soviets were now neutral or on the Axis. I believe once Britain got the full mobilized help of the US, Canada and other allies, Germany didn't stand a great chance. The Soviets really weren't all that effective...
... against the Germans until we had already beaten them down so badly on the Western Front that the USSR could just march through to Berlin.
Although the soviets did the more than half the German army deep in Russia. And the soviets could just send in tons if men and armor.
Yes, but only if the Soviets were neutral. Hitler made two major mistakes when he broke the pact he'd made with them and then later declared war on the U.S. The moment he chose to declare war on America was the moment he lost the war because
With American industrial and manpower, the Soviets ability to muster manpower (and using their home front to their advantage) and British tenacity, Hitler had encountered three foes he could not beat. Not without stronger allies and he only had Japan
Adolph bit off more then he could chew with too many fronts. He should have had an alliance with Moscow instead of Rome! Italy was a stone around his neck.
It's hard to tell because that's not what happened. I think they eventually would have won, but with far more losses.
I think yes, but it would've taken much longer, and many many more American lives.
Nope. The war against Germany was basically won by the time we got involved. Without Russia, the political landscape of Western Europe would be COMPLETELY different today.
Er, without the USSR that is.
So Russia basically won WWII? I asked which major ally one WWII a long time ago, I can re ask that if you want
Well yes the Soviet Union not Russia
Based on what I have read, that's a fair assessment. Hitler's troops were relentless but he was too power-hungry. Invading the USSR was his biggest mistake. His troops couldn't handle the extreme conditions & USSR had endless bodies to throw @ them.
This was a debilitating blow to his forward march and cut strongly against his ability to keep pressing forward against France and England.
Ok. I just wanted to make sure I was reading your assessment right
I don't think the USA would have even joined the war if The Soviet Union hadn't been fighting the nazis on the eastern front.
Well we would have fought Japan most likely. They still would've attacked Pearl Harbor. And the Germans still declared war on us, we didn't on them so who knows?
Hitler stupidly declared war which basically freed Roosevelt to finally take us into the war which he had hoped to do for at least a year before that. FDR recognized Hitler as dangerous really to the U.S. The moment France gave in.
Could we have done it without their help? I don't know. Did they make a huge impact? Yes. I doubt we would have finished as quickly as we did if they weren't involved.
Assuming the Russians weren't involved on either side, the allied would have had a harder time. Bear in mind the Russians kept the Germans occupied and divided.
No. We need to give the soviets a big shout-out for that one. America lost .5 million troops in the war, Britain about the same. Russia lost 26 million people to WWII.
Dang that's a big number compared to what we lost.