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Why did Russia defeat Germany?

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Answered 2010-03-28 18:02:30

The Russians defeated Nazi Germany because of what the Germans did to the civilian population of Mother Russia when Hitler's armies invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. When the Nazis retreated, millions of Russians were executed for helping out partisans who operated behind German lines and for being Jewish.

At first it looked as though the Nazis were going to defeat Russia. However, three things prevented this. First, Hitler changed his mind about attacking Moscow and chose, instead, to use his forces to take the capital of the Ukraine-Kiev. Second, the Germans didn't expect to arrive in Russia so early, during the cold, frosty winter that is known as the "General Winter." Third, the Russians used their newest tanks -- the T-34/76 and the KV-1 -- in the Battle of Moscow. The T-34/76 had sloped armor, which deflected the shells fired by the Panzer IVs. Consequently, the Russian tank crews were able to destroy the Panzer units with no problem.

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