Why did the Soviet Union defeat Nazi Germany?
- Gray BoldLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Russian Winter refers to the harsh winter climate of Russia as a contributing factor to the military failures of several invasions of Russia. During World War II, the Wehrmacht lacked necessary supplies, such as winter uniforms, due to the many delays in the German army's movements. At the same time, Hitler's plans for Operation Barbarossa actually miscarried before the onset of severe winter weather: he was so confident of a quick victory that he did not prepare for even the possibility of winter warfare in Russia. In fact his eastern army suffered more than 734,000 casualties (about 23% of its average strength of 3,200,000) during the first five months of the invasion before the winter started. On 27 November 1941, Eduard Wagner, the Quartermaster General of the German Army, reported that "We are at the end of our resources in both personnel and material. We are about to be confronted with the dangers of deep winter."Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Winter
- Chances68Lv 76 months ago
Uhm....just to be precise - The Soviets did a lot of the fighting, but weren't exactly alone, right?
The answer to your question has to do with the fact that the Soviets were being supplied weapons, food, ammunition and money by the Western allies, and the western allies were also taking significant German forces away from the Eastern front. In addition, of course, the Germans helped the Soviets. Hitler's moronic interference is the maneuver of the armies in the east, his refusal to allow forces to move as necessary, and to retreat from untenable positions, allowed the Soviets to pocket and crush one German army after another.
- Joseph BLv 56 months ago
Because Hitler was arrogant and stupid, and he would not follow military advice.
- 6 months ago
The German army opened a war on two fronts and overextended themselves.
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- AlexLv 76 months ago
are you asking why or how?
If you're asking why? Well they were Nazis after all and the sort of thing that they were doing shouldn't be allowed and the Soviets agreed.
If you're asking "How"? Mother Russia and Father Winter.
Mother Russia because Russia was so large that they could pull back beyond the Ural Mountains and were able to stay out of the reach of Germany's aircraft and military power. Couple that with overwhelming numbers in comparison (you're talking about a country the size of Montana roughly) and the soviets had it. Father Winter because Germany was not able to handle the intensely cold climate of Russia in the winter. They lost men to snow and cold that the Russians grew up in and had adapted to.
- Anonymous6 months ago
because WE told Patton to stop short and let the Russians enter Berlin first.