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Russia was an ally of the western powers (the good guys)until the war ended then things changed. Joseph Stalin wanted to control all of Germany. To do this he put up what was know as the Berin blockade (Russia Occupied all the land around Berlin) trying to force the USA and it's allies to give in and give him control of Berin. The allies developed what was called the Berin air lift, they flew supplies, food, fuel,medical,clothing and everything else that Berlin needed, into Berlin on an around the clock basis until Stalin opened the corridor. This was the beginning of the cold war that lasted into modern times. I believe it was President Reagan that was in office when the cold war ended. Until about 1941 i think, the USSR as it was known then was actually allied with the Nazis until it was attacked without warning by the Nazis under Hitler's dreams of a world without communists and vast living space for Germany. During WW2 Russia by far made the biggest sacrifice, it had no choice, the Nazis were fighting a war of extermination, believing the communists to be sub human they would not stop till they were all dead or captured. The USSR lost around 20 million people (about the current population of Tokyo), this was mainly because the USSR was the most incompetent fighting force ever, it is estimated that of 90% of USSR soldiers who died didnt even have a gun. The whole time they relied on the fact that they could just overwhelme the Nazis and eventually just grind them down. During the war the USSR delivered the largest blow to the Nazis, at the beginning they lost many men in Josef Stalin's 'not a step back' policy, then they turned the tide at Stalingrad and begun the long bloody push back to Berlin. Although most of the credit of winning the war goes to the USA and Britain, they did little compared to the USSR and this can be ssen by the fact that the Nazis had about three times as many men fighting the USSR then America and Britain on the Western Front.

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