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  1. Well, the Americans are sure that it was they who wrung Hitler's neck. This is because most people rarely see a story outside of the school curriculum, regardless of location. From my point of view, it is silly to measure such a large-scale event as the Second World War in such primitive terms. The war was won by the Allies. Point. Tug-of-war over contributions is silly, as each side's contribution is invaluable and irreplaceable. And this is not measured by the number of soldiers involved in operations – in history, mathematics does not always help. Here everything is much more complicated, for example, the very fact of US participation in the war saved the USSR from invasion from the east, which is rarely remembered for some reason.

  2. Yes, they forgot, however, that “they don't wave their fists after a fight,” and these statements come not from the United States, but from those in the United States who did not learn history from documented facts, but “faked”about it from the yellow media.

  3. I wanted to write a negative review on the author's note. But after seeing that this is a graduate of Moscow State University, I probably won't. Previously, a graduate of a technical school in Taganrog knew history better than this graduate of the “best in MOSCOW” institution.

  4. Yes, everything is simple – the USSR made a decisive contribution to the military defeat of the Third Reich. Compare the scale of the fighting in Stalingrad (more than 2 million participants on both sides) and somewhere in El Alamein (350 thousand participants on both sides). Landing in Sicily (about 700 thousand people) and the Battle of Kursk (more than 2 million). Since June 22, 1941, the fate of the war was decided precisely on the eastern front, it is stupid to argue.
    Another thing is that some patriotic cheers go too far in this logic, claiming that the Soviet Union could have easily coped without the help of its allies. Forgetting, for example, that about half of the aircraft aluminum was supplied to us under lend-lease. Or that the same battle of Al-Alamein prevented the Germans from reaching the Suez Canal. Or what would have happened if Japan had decided to take the Far East for itself “on the sly” in ' 41.

  5. Still, I will react the same way to the statement “we, the Americans, won the Second World War”, well, at least because this is very much not true. After all, the coalition won, while the USSR suffered the most serious losses, both human and economic. The statement “we, the Russians (citizens of the Soviet Union), won the Great Patriotic War” will be absolutely correct, but no one will react to it in any way, because for the whole world there is the Second World War, but there is no Great Patriotic War.

    Instead of the term The Great Patriotic War, well, a direct translation, the term Eastern Front is used. So for Americans, the statement of the Russians about the victory in the Great Patriotic War does not mean anything at all, but the statement about the victory in the Second World War is somehow not accepted in our country.

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6 Answers

  1. Well, the Americans are sure that it was they who wrung Hitler's neck. This is because most people rarely see a story outside of the school curriculum, regardless of location. From my point of view, it is silly to measure such a large-scale event as the Second World War in such primitive terms. The war was won by the Allies. Point. Tug-of-war over contributions is silly, as each side's contribution is invaluable and irreplaceable. And this is not measured by the number of soldiers involved in operations – in history, mathematics does not always help. Here everything is much more complicated, for example, the very fact of US participation in the war saved the USSR from invasion from the east, which is rarely remembered for some reason.

  2. Yes, they forgot, however, that “they don't wave their fists after a fight,” and these statements come not from the United States, but from those in the United States who did not learn history from documented facts, but “faked”about it from the yellow media.

  3. I wanted to write a negative review on the author's note. But after seeing that this is a graduate of Moscow State University, I probably won't. Previously, a graduate of a technical school in Taganrog knew history better than this graduate of the “best in MOSCOW” institution.

  4. Yes, everything is simple – the USSR made a decisive contribution to the military defeat of the Third Reich. Compare the scale of the fighting in Stalingrad (more than 2 million participants on both sides) and somewhere in El Alamein (350 thousand participants on both sides). Landing in Sicily (about 700 thousand people) and the Battle of Kursk (more than 2 million). Since June 22, 1941, the fate of the war was decided precisely on the eastern front, it is stupid to argue.
    Another thing is that some patriotic cheers go too far in this logic, claiming that the Soviet Union could have easily coped without the help of its allies. Forgetting, for example, that about half of the aircraft aluminum was supplied to us under lend-lease. Or that the same battle of Al-Alamein prevented the Germans from reaching the Suez Canal. Or what would have happened if Japan had decided to take the Far East for itself “on the sly” in ' 41.

  5. Still, I will react the same way to the statement “we, the Americans, won the Second World War”, well, at least because this is very much not true. After all, the coalition won, while the USSR suffered the most serious losses, both human and economic. The statement “we, the Russians (citizens of the Soviet Union), won the Great Patriotic War” will be absolutely correct, but no one will react to it in any way, because for the whole world there is the Second World War, but there is no Great Patriotic War.

    Instead of the term The Great Patriotic War, well, a direct translation, the term Eastern Front is used. So for Americans, the statement of the Russians about the victory in the Great Patriotic War does not mean anything at all, but the statement about the victory in the Second World War is somehow not accepted in our country.

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