The defeat of the Germans by the Soviet forces was a major turning point in World War Two. Launching Operation Barbarossa is believed to be Hitler’s biggest mistake, since it placed Germany in a position where they would have to fight a two front war. Hitler had invested tremendous amounts of energy into a battle that could not be fought. He had failed to account for the conditions of the Russian winter that his troops would have to fight in, and the difficulties this would place for his operation. Hitler had many successes in acquiring land prior to this military operation against the Soviets, and upon losing this battle it resulted in a downward spiral of losses for the Germans.
The large Russian armies that were occupying most of Eastern Europe. “Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the United States atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets. ”(WWII Part 4) In this way, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Japan can be seen as the first of many shots of the Cold War.(The Hiroshima Bombing)
Even though Clark started his writing through all different kind of military books involving the two World Wars, he decided to write a military novel called “Barbarossa”, which was an operation to invade the Soviet Union. During World War II, Operation Barbarossa was a code name that was created by Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. On June 22, 1941, when 6,000 German soldiers used guns and tanks to fire across the Russian border, Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa began, which became one of the most gruesome operations in war history. Hitler realized that in the event of Operation Barbarossa, he could crush his way into the Russian heartland and destroy its industry while storing the oil Germany urgently required which would motivate him to lead a large portion of the world. Yet, to do that
Overall, the Battle of Berlin was a very costly battle for all parties involved, but ultimately a necessary one. The Germans were weak compared to how they were positioned earlier in the war. It was the ideal time for the Soviets, and the Americans to strike them down. The atrocities that Germany, under the lead of Hitler, were committing had to be put to an end then and there. It was also in the best interest of the leader of the USSR, Joseph Stalin, that the war was ended before sooner than later.
Communism in the Cold War "The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want, they spread and grow in the evil soil of the poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive." as said by Harry S. Truman on march 12, 1947 in The Truman Doctrine.
The Battle of Stalingrad In June of 1941 Nazi Germany launched its invasion of the Soviet Union, which still today remains the largest military operation in history, codenamed Operation Barbarossa. Hitler planned to rapidly move into and conquer the European part of the Soviet Union, but his army was ultimately held off by Soviet forces outside of Moscow in December. The German army was driven back from Moscow and forced to go on the defensive as the deadly Russian winter moved in. In the end, Operation Barbarossa had failed due to the Germans being unprepared for the winter and long supply lines prevented them from getting the resources they desperately needed.
“By that time there could not be the slightest doubt that German operations were merely some sort of provocation, on the evening of 22 June Stalin…issued Directive Number 3 for a counter-offensive against the invading forces.” Despite the extensive preparations though, the Red Army was still ill equipped to deal with the invading Wehrmacht, particularly given the devastation unleashed upon their air forces by the German surprise attack. This caused Stalin to look for support from the one nation still actively fighting against Germany, the nation that had been courting Soviet support since before the Winter War: Great
WW1 was a tremendously devastating war. This led to Hitler rising to power, then WW2, then the cold war, then the world problems we have today. However, the morning Gavrilo Princip woke up to kill the archduke of Austria-Hungary, what if he slipped down his steps? What if WW1 never happened? The chances of WW1 never happening are slimmer than slim, but it could have happened.
Napoleon invaded Russia on june 24th 1812 in hopes of taking control of the vast empire. He did not know what Russia’s winter had in store for him and his men. 200,010 men died. He was forced to retreat in december of 1812. Hitler did not learn form the mistakes of Napoleon.
In Anthem, the author Ayn Rand represented light and darkness in many ways. Generally, darkness indicates evil,misfortune,ignorance, or sin and light indicates good, knowledge, or forgiveness. The author used these concepts to portray strength and power which overcomes an ignorant society. The main character Equality7-2521 was curious,different, and he wanted more knowledge. Those questions that he had he eventually answered them himself.