"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Ross A. Finlayson reminds us,
> > Don't forget that the Communist Chinese are in that lot.
> > The relatively democratic and capitalistic allied powers, on the other hand,
> > World War II.
> Don't forget that Fundies assign credit for winning the war to some asinine god
> or other. The scariest thing about wars is not who actually wins, but what kind
> of moron can be persuaded to fight them. Warriors have to believe that they'll
> get some supernatural reward for sacrificing their lives so that others can live
> safely and soundly.
Actually, most historians will state that the Soviets did the most to win WWII,
and that while we certainly helped out, and shortened it by quite a bit, if it
had just been Germany against the USSR, the soviets would have likely won after
another five years or so of fighting. 90% of German casualties were on the
eastern front, and most resources went to fighting it. British firebombing of
population centers did little, but the US almost had the war won in 1943 during
their campaign to bomb the ball bearing factories. According to Speer, they
stopped at one point because they thought that the plants remaining had been
dispersed to smaller outfits.
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