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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Czechoslovakia had similar assurances, and were sold out at the conference table. A treaty goes only as far as the countries are willing to honor it. Yes, they honored it, but only because the inevitable truth had at that point become undeniable.
    Unfortunately they honored it with a "phoney war." If they had simply attacked right away while the German Army was committed to Poland, instead of preparing for a WWI scenario and waiting to be attacked...the Germans would have been screwed.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    It was a tough one for awhile there England was holding down the fort almost exclusively but in the end I had to go with the Russians due to the fact that the Eastern Front and the Russian victory was really what ended the war.

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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Unfortunately they honored it with a "phoney war." If they had simply attacked right away while the German Army was committed to Poland, instead of preparing for a WWI scenario and waiting to be attacked...the Germans would have been screwed.
    Absolutely... the French had the biggest army in Europe at the beginning. Along with Britain they would have kicked the German's asses.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    There is no way that the war would have been won without any of the three.
    A peace accords could have been signed, but the defeat of the Third Reich? I don't think so.

    If England would have fallen, I don't think the US would not have had a land base to work out of and thus the industrial machine would not have mattered.
    We could have stopped them from expanding out of the EurAsian landmass... but maybe not even then. Africa would have been in doubt then too.

    But, Hitler's biggest blunder was Barbarossa. The Soviets get my vote.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Absolutely... the French had the biggest army in Europe at the beginning. Along with Britain they would have kicked the German's asses.
    Size is misleading. France didn't have the will.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Size is misleading. France didn't have the will.
    None did, that is why Hitler ran rough shod over all of Europe in just a year or so...
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Well?
    If you were to split WWII into Europe and the Pacific, I'd say USSR would own Europe and US would own the Pacific. But since you don't, I'd have to give the edge to the US, who came in at the right moment in Europe to open up a second front and simultaneously fought back Japan.

    And don't forget the atom bomb. The fact that the US developed that in the war still has implications to this day.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    The USSR. My opinion is that if one studies the history of WWII, one will find out that they are studying a history of Russian blood and sacrifice. Truly the scale of the Eastern Front itself is staggering, and it alone would qualify as the biggest war in history if set as a separate war.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

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    The USSR. My opinion is that if one studies the history of WWII, one will find out that they are studying a history of Russian blood and sacrifice. Truly the scale of the Eastern Front itself is staggering, and it alone would qualify as the biggest war in history if set as a separate war.
    Depressing as the fact is, simply having the most number of deaths does not mean they contributed the most, nor necessarily were the most important.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Depressing as the fact is, simply having the most number of deaths does not mean they contributed the most, nor necessarily were the most important.
    I agree with this, though I also believe that they would have been able to outlast the Germans even without aid.
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