What Nation was The Number 1 factor in Defeating Hitler's Third Reich?

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    1. What Nation do you think was the number 1 factor in The defeat of Hitler's Third Reich?

    2. Could any one single Nation of the Allies have defeated them all alone?

    3. Should Eisenhower have listened to Patton, and pushed The Red Army completely out of East Germany?


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    1) England/The Battle of Britain...Once it was shown that the Germans couldn't cross the English Channel, the notion that they could reach American shores was off the table.

    2) Yes...Russia.

    3) Absolutely.
     
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    1. Germany.

    2. No.

    3. No but then it wasn't up to Eisenhower. It was FDR who gave the store away in Malta.
     
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    1) Russia

    2) Russia

    3) By that time the Russian Army was too strong for the U.S. to do anything.
     
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    I agree that Germany in no way could have landed on U.S shores. Operation Sea Lion was never launched, so we will never really know if Germany could have landed in Britain or not.

    All by themselves? I think not my friend.

    I agree. ~BH
     
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    I think that you're correct about 3 bro, but wrong about 1 and 2. ~BH
     
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    Yes, all by themselves.

    Unlike the Germans, the Soviets were perfectly willing to do things like trot out unarmed "combatants", in order to deprive their opponents of ammo and supplies.

    There was almost no military pressure from the west when Stalingrad and Moscow were lost.

    On top of that, the Soviets had the benefit of technological assistance from the west.
     
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