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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    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.
    I don't see how the USSR could have defeated Japan though.
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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.
    Perhaps, but they also destroyed 80% of the Wehrmacht during the whole war.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    I don't see how the USSR could have defeated Japan though.
    They would have swept through its continental holdings, though I agree that it would have taken them several decades at least to defeat Japan. They didn't have the air and naval power like the US
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    I'd say the US. With the Lend-Lease program that kept England in the fight, our manufacturing prowess, and the overwhelming force we provided when we did enter the European front we probably shortened the war by at least 2 years.

    Don't think the Nazi's could have won after attacking the Soviets, their manpower along with the Russian winter pretty much assured the Germans weren't going to take Russia, but the war would have lasted much longer.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Well?
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Well?
    The Axis was defeated because there was an alliance; every member contributed and the victory wouldn't have come without them all, and without the contribution of those you didn't mention like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, South Africa, India, France, Poland, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The US. Our ability to produce massive amounts of material out of the reach of the Axis or Japanese bombers would have won the war eventually even with out the Soviets..
    This. We were the only country in WWII that was out of reach of the enemy. The ability to effect an enemy's logistical capability is the key to winning any war. It is said ""Amateurs strategy. Professionals talk logistics."
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Well?
    I thought that the Soviets tied up 75% of Germany's Army and this unsuccessful invasion of Russia by Germany spread the Armies over two fronts and made supply lines tenuous. Also, the Russians killed huge numbers of Germans, while sustaining huge losses themselves. I think Western media has always downplayed the Russian contribution to honor its' own heroes. Understandable, but it does not change the reality.

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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    They would have swept through its continental holdings, though I agree that it would have taken them several decades at least to defeat Japan. They didn't have the air and naval power like the US
    Sounds about right, though if the war were to go that long I would bet there would be an armistice rather than an unconditional surrender. If the USSR got the bomb before the US then maybe they could have got an unconditional surrender.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Well?
    Great thread
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