Yes it is true the Red Army contributed largely to the Allied victory, but they too committed many atrocities to the citizens of the various countries they occupied. Especially the Baltic countries, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania were pretty wealthy, and had a standard of living on par with most of western Europe before World War II. However, Soviet occupation annihilated their economies, wealth, and severely damaged their environmental beauty.
by cheesypotato July 23, 2009
A big fight involving guns and bombs and people dying.
Hitler and the Germans lost it and he said "screw this." And shot himself. That's basically what happened.
Guy: hey hitler!
Guy:I think you lost something
Guy:yeah, World War II
by Iateyourcat November 18, 2013
1) A war which the main character in countless first-person shooter PC/Playstation games is shown single-handedly winning.

2) A war (1937-1945) whose understanding by most Brits AND Americans today is unfortunately largely Eurocentric.

3) A war whose tide the Americans did indeed almost singlehandedly turn in the Pacific at the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway(May/June 1942)

4) A war during which Japan committed very brutal atrocities which resulted in the deaths of over 20 million Asian/Pacific Island civilians, which Japan has yet to publicly acknowledge.
Today "World" War II would better serve to be known as the Second European War, since noone seems to give a rat's ass about the Asia/Pacific Theater.
by Kirk June 08, 2004
(continued from azndude111)

4. Germans inflicted a much better result than there numbers would have predicted. In the whole of Germany, at the PEAK PEAK of production, 100ish Tiger tanks were made per month. U.S.... 54,000 Shermans were made in one year. 3 Jagdpanthers (a type of tank) destroyed 47 Shermans in one battle strategically places.

5. U.S. advanced hardly a mile on good days. Germany was advancing 20-40 or so miles when it was making advances. Russia advanced on par with some German advances and was significant better than the U.S. and while it is big in land, it was not a huge economic superpower. Think about, U.S. went from the coast of France and advanced how much in 1 year? They even lost the race to Berlin to Russia considering they were only so many miles away compared to Russia....

6. Saving American lives. Americans had such a conservative attitude. This is the reason why we are losing in Afghanistan. The real Russian soldiers, charged fearlessly, and were shot if they retreated. The house to house, door to door, put your head up for 3 seconds and get sniped situations, were the real hardships endured by Russian soldiers.

7. U.S. had the best production and technology in just economy and failed. It had bad generals compared to Germans.
World War II was awesome
by azndude111 November 18, 2011
A war where American supremacists act like they did all the work. I'm not pro-german, nor am I saying they should have won, but it pisses me off when T.V. shows and documentaries give completely biased information towards U.S. troops. The American documentaries tend to talk about brave heroic actions and how American's broke through by themselves and without us, we would never have won the war. Here's a few reasons why the U.S. did nothing and had a complete advantage coming into the war in the first place.

1. They're out of bomber range. Every other country in Europe was heavily bombed heavily.

2. The German's had basically lost the war in the first place in early 1944 to Russia. After losing The Battle of Stalingrad and Leningrad and battles in the Caucasian areas, Russia was advancing many many miles a day.

3. Germany was drained of resources. It was running extremely low and the country, while stretched thin on its own fault, had EXTREMELY limited ammo, fuel, and manpower. 50% of troops in the western front against the U.S. and Britain were 35 year old + reserve troops and there were virtually no crack special forces units like the S.S.

(to be continued)
World War II U.S. supremacists are weird.
by azndude1111 November 18, 2011
Nobody ever claimed WWII was won soley by the Americans, you stupid British nits, so shut your traps.
Bush-haters seem to debunk every accomplishment America ever made, including help win World War II
by Uncle Sam bitches May 08, 2006
the yanks didnt single handedly turn the tide in the pacific. midway and the battle of the coral sea was fought with australia and the USA combining there forces to create a battle fleet to counter-attack the japs.
the allied victory was all thanks to all the countries involved in the alliance, not just the yanks
by filthy gee August 28, 2005
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