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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Germans and Japanese tried for war crimes but not Soviets?

Why were the Japanese and German generals tried for war crimes after WWII, but not any Soviet generals, who committed similiar atrocities?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ever heard of the saying, " To the victory goes the spoiles." They were on the winning side, and the rules of war(if any) really are never enforced fairly. Not just that , but The USSR was far to powerful at the end of the war to do anything to them. Much the way the U.S. is today.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Soviets didn't start the war, they were invaded by both Germany and Japan. Both these nations lost all their so called human rights for their barbaric unprovoked aggression in an attempt to domineer the world. They deserved all & more , of what they received. The Soviets seem to be shaping up to create a bit of mischief themselves just now and would need to be stood up to pretty soon as they are testing how far they can push the West with their aggressive anti West (especially anti British)rhetoric. Shouldn't worry too much though America will give them a slap on their big mouth if they get too big for their quite small boots. Empty vessels make the most noise.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 Soviets on winning side.

    2 Soviet generals may not have been squeaky clean throughout. But they were representing and defending the victims, not the aggressors. Perhaps your concerns would be taken more seriously if you could list all the Soviet death camps and genocidal POW camps?

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  • Warren
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Soldiers on the winning side very rarely get tried for war crimes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if the british had been allowed to follow churchills con job on stalin , russia would have been destroyed within site of berlin lord mountbotton churchill and british military had devised plan were canadian troops with support of the raf would free the netherlands alowing german army to retret to berlin . this worked . russia was moving to berlin . canadians were joined by austrillians the raf was loaded to capacity long range bombers and the munitions to attack russia from the rear destroying both countries . the united states made promises to stalin churchill british commanders got the boot , replaced by us military stalin and the boys 20 million murdered . churchill left in power total destruction off russian military and german military my father and many many pioliots of ww2 continued to staffe german and russian troops after war ended . they wanted severe revenge against germans and russians both armies were within 25 miles they would have been destroyed within weeks . but the usa wanted baby joey in power , good call

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because we captured the Japanese and German officers when they lost the war...

    Russia was one of the winners of the war - winners don't try their own officers for their war crimes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ahh you have stumbled upon one of the foundations of the cold war.

    Plus the fact communism had spread to easten Europe during the liberation.

    Stalin argued he had lost 7mil ppl and had been invaded 3times during 20Century.

    Your right but just how do you arrest and imprision and 'allied' freind...

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  • Gina
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Any soldier should be tried if he/she commits war crime! This should not be a matter of winner or lossers!

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  • J C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Plain and simple. They were on our side at the time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you have a point !!!

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