- Jul 2018
- Hong Kong
Without the British and the American aid in material resource and opening other fronts, do you think that the Soviet Union had capability to defeat the Axis powers alone ? Think about the "casualty ratio" of both sides. The German army was clearly much superior than the Soviet army in overall quality, only to be "counterbalanced" by overextended supply line and numerical inferiority. A series of crushing defeats of USSR in AD 1941-42 had already displayed his appalling inferiority in military strength, usually suffering greater loss of soldiers and equipments than the counterpart even with some remarkable victories and territorial gains.How powerful the British Empire is doesn't matter one iota if the Soviet Union and United States are capable of beating Germany by themselves without assistance which they were collectively and probably individually.
The Soviet Union produced more tanks and artillery than Germany, Japan, and Italy put together.
During the war the Soviet Union mobilized roughly 34,476,000 men in various branches of its military apparatus. How are the axis supposed to defeat a country with such massive manpower?
The Soviet army's terrible performance in the AD 1940 Winter War gave much confidence to Nazi Germany which ended up underestimating the Soviet capability of sustaining the war though.
So long Nazi Germany possessed and secured Ukraine and large amount of oil and other valuable metal resources either from controlled territories or importation, there was no way Germany could be defeated by USSR alone without the intervention of Great Britain and USA.