Operation Barbarossa Case Study

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Chapter 2: Operation Barbarossa and the USSR's eventual defeat of Germany
How the USSR industrial strength helped it win the WWII?
Operation Barbarossa driven by Adolf Hitler’s ideological ambitions marked German invasion onto the Soviet territories since 22 June 1941. During the operation, the Axis powers sent more than four million soldiers onto the Soviet territories that comprised a staggering 2,900-kilometer front. With mass amount of troops, the Germans deployed an estimated 600,000 motor vehicles and over 600,000 horses. This way, the war rapidly escalated to the unprecedented volumes. The Germans won strategic victories by occupying strategically important economic areas and causing heavy casualties. In the course of warfare the German offensive was pushed back by a Soviet counteroffensive that had forced Nazis into attrition, which it failed to survive. All further German operations on the Soviet territories (Operation Nordlicht, Case Blue, and Operation Citadel) failed unsuccessfully (Baker 37).
During the initial stages of the war, Brits much helped the Soviet Union with the tanks and aircraft. While the Soviet industry was in disarray, the industrial
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At that, Stalin never thought about people. He used them only as a defense in the face of external attack and subsequent Nazi invasion. By destroying peasants as self-sufficient and capital-oriented class, Stalin managed to enslave millions of people by means of mass propaganda and terror. For the sake of FYPs and industrialization, Stalin’s regime forces the output regardless of quality and workforce suffering, starving and dying in inhuman conditions. He deployed red terror to spread horror in people’s minds and therefore manipulate millions of
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