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USSR in WW2
The Russian participation in World War 2, in both the European and Pacific theaters of the war.
Asked in USSR in WW2, Call of Duty Black Ops
Who is Nikita dragovich?
A character from Call of Duty: Black Ops. He is a Soviet Army general and World War ll veteran who brainwashes U.S. Marine Corps Captain Alex Mason into assassinating President John F. Kennedy, which he succeeds in doing. Kennedy's death was not the only thing Dragovich wanted, he wished for the downfall of the United States as a superpower. ...
Asked in World War 2, USSR in WW2, Cold War, Eastern Europe
What did America do when Stalin decided he wanted to control Eastern European countries and make them satellite nations?
The United States made the CIA and sent a bunch of soldiers to reinforce the borders. The CIA killed KGB agents and the military stopped an invasion. ...
Asked in USSR in WW2, Joseph Stalin, Dictatorship
How was Joseph Stalin a ruthless dictator?
Many consider Stalin to be exactly that. He dealt with the Kulaks, Jews, and what he considered "enemies of the state", in very harsh manners. He was undoubtedly responsible for the deaths of millions (although exactly how many is unknown and highly debated). He showed no signs of remorse, and the cruel ways in which he dealt with matters during his leadership where the reasons he was thought to be a ruthless dictator. Well, actually Stalin was not as cruel, as people say...
Asked in USSR in WW2, History of Europe, Russia
Why is Kaliningrad an important port to Russia?
Before WWII Kaliningrad belonged to Germany (earlier Prussia), but in 1945 Russian leader Joseph Stalin wanted to get "kusok giermanskoj ziemli" ("a piece of German ground") and the city was incorporated to Russia. It is an important port because other Russian ports in Baltic Sea are located far in northeast. It was (and still is) a great base for Russian naval forces. But there is one problem - there is no land connection with other parts of Russia. ...
What is the initials for Soviet Union?
The initials in English are USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). In the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet CCCP. Please note that an apparent "C" is equivalent to an English "S"; the apparent "P" actually is equivalent to English "R") The country's name in Russian was Союз Советский Социалистических Республик, pronounced "Soyuz Sovetskiĭ Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik" ...
Asked in USSR in WW2
How did Stalin prepare for war?
Russian economics has been greatly improved. Many plants was built, capable of producing strategic materials. Constantly developing researchs lead to producing improved weapons, like T-34 and KV tanks. After army purges in 37-38 lots of young and well-educated army officers got promoted and build strong army backbone. All this measures allow USSR to survive first Nazi's crushing blow (with heavy losses, but no other country could defend self at all), gain military strength and win the war. ...
Asked in USSR in WW2, Joseph Stalin
Why was Joseph Stalin racist?
Joseph Stalin specifically was not the classic definition of "racist", wherby one ascribes superiority or inferiority to racial divisions in an organized manner. Yet, his "racism" was just as racially-biased, but more so on social class than on ethnicity. Rather, what Joseph Stalin was averse to, much like his nemesis in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, was an organized economic system predominated by Jewish bankers. There was this imagined 'boogeyman' of Jewish elites, which both Hitler, Stalin, and even much of the U.S. believed,...
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2, USSR in WW2
What happened at the battle of Adowa?
Ethiopian forces successfully defeated the Italians and kept their nation independent. after the war,Menelik continued to stockpile rifles and other modern weapons in case another foreign power challenged Ethiopia's liberty. Do you go to options? lol ...
What was life like in Soviet Russia 1917-1991?
To address the question that was actually asked, unlike the other two responses, I can recommend three excellent books, Russia, the People and the Power by Robert G. Kaiser, The Russians by Hedrick Smith, and Behind the High Kremlin Walls by Vladimir Solovyov and Elena Klepikova. Some other good ones include "Mig Pilot", that is by the pilot who flew his fighter to Japan in 1975, I forget his name, "Breaking With Moscow" by Arkady N. Schevchenko and anything by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.Michael...
Peace land bread?
In early July 1917 in Russia the new Provisional Government that took control after the abdication of the Tsar launched a major offensive in the war effort in Galicia in hope it would increase its power and influence, it was disastrous and in Petrograd dissatisfaction with the regime culminated in the spontaneous July Days riots, by industrial workers and soldiers. The revolutionary group the Bolsheviks lead by V.I.Lenin seized upon this and introduced a new slogan "Peace, Land and Bread". On the...
Asked in Korean War, World War 1, USSR in WW2
What the number of casualties of the Korean War?
See website: Korean War "The Department of Defense reports that 54,246 American service men and women lost their lives during the Korean War." (source:http://www.abmc.gov/abmc46.htm) There were 4 million military and civilian casualties: 33,600 Americans 16,000 UN allies 415,000 South Koreans 520,000 North Koreans 900,000 Chinese (estimated) ...
What incident in 1960 heightened cold war tensions between the US and the Soviet Union?
Newly appointed Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev threatened the United States to nuclear damnation several times throughout the year. The following year, the already strained relationship between the US and the Soviet Union came to a breaking point when, in 1961, the Soviets pledged total support to Fidel Castro in the famed Bay of Pigs incident. ...
Asked in World War 2, World War 1, USSR in WW2
Where were the religious leaders during World War 2?
Jesus, knowing the hearts of men, gave prophetic warnings as given in Matthew 24:6: 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass!!! If your question was really "Why did theologians, priests, preachers, and pastors not oppose WW II?", many did, especially in Germany, where some of them were sent to the camps. Answer During WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War, the clergy were right there in...
Asked in Germany in WW2, USSR in WW2
Why did Hitler attack Russia?
Hitler spoke of the inevitable battle of philosophies (fascism vs. communism) and races (Germanic vs. Slavic) for decades and wrote about the coming war between Germany and Russia in Mein Kampf and other places. Much of the early war was setting the stage for the final meeting of the totalitarian philosophies (Poland was split between the two, Germany wanted to secure the western front with France and England before invading Russia) which was viewed by Hitler as the main battle of his...
How did the different political systems cause the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union?
There are two different ways to view the Cold War. One is that the Cold War is nothing unique-two very powerful nations were playing the Great Game in search of global domination. Certainly the foreign policy objectives of the USSR were similar to the Russian monarchy-such as an Eastern European buffer zone and a warm-water port not located on the Pacific Rim. The second way to view the Cold War is as an ideological struggle between two competing world views-capitalist democracy vs. socialist...
Why did Hitler open up the eastern front?
There were a number of reasons why Hitler attacked the Soviet Union along the eastern front. None of the reasons seems quite logical or reasonable today. Hitler's book, Mein Kampf ('My Struggle'), described his belief that the Slavs were occupying land that rightfully belonged to the Germans. He believed that Greater Germany needed room to live and grow ('lebensraum'). Although he had a mutual non-aggression treaty with Stalin, Hitler had grown frustrated with the war in the west. He and his military leaders thought...
I want practical criticism of poem'middle age' written by Indian poet kamala das?
Write a review of the poem Middle Age. Kamala Das is a welknown Indian poet writing in English. As a writer, she made bold attempts to break the traditional shell of Indian woman with her fiery tone and confessional mode of writing. She takes reader to her confidence and opens her mind before them. In her poem, Middle Age she tells us her feeling as a mother. She tries to bring out the loneliness that she feels at her middle age. In...
What did Joseph Stalin think about the Intelligentsia?
Based on his speech at 1937 in Bolshoi Theatre, Stalin said that the intelligentsia class were necessary to help him fulfill state's tasks. ...
Stalin's secret police?
Cheka (Chrezvychaynaya Komissiya, Extraordinary Commission), from 1917. NKVD (Narodnyy komissariat vnutrennikh del, People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) 1934-1954. After Stalin's death in 1953: KGB (Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti, Committee for State Security) 1954-1991. ...