Causes Of Axis Failure In Wwii

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At the end of World War Two in 1945, the Allies (Great Britain, France, the USSR and the States) saw a bitter victory over their Axis foes (Japan, Germany and Italy). The question that should be asked is “How did the Allies win” not “How did the Axis lose.” The Allies were buoyed due to three importance events during the war: the transformation of Soviet Power, United States production power and the miscalculation of the German military (primarily the Luftwaffe). At the start of World War Two the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics was allied with Hitler’s Germany—the two co-oped the invasion of Poland in 1939. Shortly thereafter, in June 1941, Hitler launched his Operation Barbarossa campaign during which he attempted to cheat history and cripple Russia. The USSR thereafter fought alongside the Allies. Germany was defeated due largely in part to the reorganization of the Russian military’s tank and air divisions, an increase in intelligence and communication, bettered training regimens for officers and a swift increase in technological prowess. The reorganization of the military was made to resemble German panzer divisions and the German Luftwaffe (air force). The ability for Russia to bear the war’s demand on resources was buoyed due to the Russian workforce’s ability to quickly adapt to a command economy—this was ensured mainly by the pre-war economic planning which the USSR implemented. The political scene in the USSR also changed for the better during the war—while initially the military reported directly to the Kremlin, Stalin soon appointed an able-bodied leader to the military, Marshal Zhukov, and this allowed the military greater flexibility and, in turn, greater success in battle. The production power of the United States, which made up for slow troop turnouts, was a driving factor in the success of the Allies. FDR’s New Deal policies were partly to
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