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WHY THE ALLIES WON WORLD WAR II
Transcript of WHY THE ALLIES WON WORLD WAR II
World War II In Europe
There were several reasons why the Allies won the war, some proving more important or costly then others, but to Jordan and I here are the top 5 reasons the Allies won...
WHY THE ALLIES WON WORLD WAR II
Technology was one of the most important factors in world war 2 for both sides. The allies happened to have the upper hand in this category.
Radar played a critical role in Battle of Britain, helping the outnumbered allied planes know where the German planes were without the Germans knowing. This was attained by being able to crack the German code, with high intelligence technology.
There were British Radar stations built along the southern and eastern coasts of Britain, enabling the Brits to be prepared. This was crucial in the Battle of Britain as the highly outnumbered British Air Force was facing the Luftwaffe. With the radar the Allies were able to come out on top and give the Nazis their first devastating lost, turning the tables on them, changing the outcome of the war.
With Germany on the rise taking over Europe, the USSR seemed helpless until The Battle of Stalingrad where they started to take back the USSR. Then at a key battle at Kursk, the largest Tank battle in history took place. The Soviets had a superior tank.
The Soviets tanks had wider treads and their factories were producing war materials fast, thanks to Stalin's 5 year plans. These factory production advantages allowed more powerful tanks to be built, producing more tanks and artillery, leading to the Soviets having a massive advantage leading to the defeat of the Germans in the UUSR. The Soviets were now pushing the Nazis out of the USSR, proving to be a major Ally and now a major power at the end of the war...
The weather is something no one can control and it showed no mercy on several battles, and forced delayed events, ultimately helping the allies to win world war 2 causing more harm then good on the Axis powers. How could something so simple leave a giant blow to the Nazis?
With hundreds of French and British soldiers surrounded at Dunkirk, a French Port. Then Goring a German Luftwaffe Commander convinced Hitler to allow the Luftwaffe to bomb the city to take the victory. With poor stormy WEATHER the Germans had to delay the Luftwaffe bombings allowing hundreds of thousands of soldiers to escape to british boats to travel saftely to Britain.
With a bit of a delay moving units around, the Germans had to start the Operation a bit later in the year, but it was going to be another quick victory right? Not so fast. With the size of the Russian army, Hitler already underestimated one factor, but he forgot all about the Cold, Russian weather. The winter set in as the war went longer and farther into the year and the German Soldiers were not prepared. The soldiers were poorly equipped, not being able to fight any longer.
This is one of the reasons the Axis powers went out establishing their empires. They wanted to conquer, to have more land. In Hitlers case, Lebensraum, living space. Italy, Mare Nostrum, our sea. Japans case, Asia for the Asians propaganda. Little did they know resources would not have been in their favour, giving the Allies like the USA major advantages.
The Pacific War
The Pacific War was a prime example of resources proving to be key. With Japan on the rise and Britain distracted with Hitler, Japan seemed to be able to conquer all of Asia, except the US would not let that happen after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The US had what Japan didn't. Lots of valuable resources across the huge country, like coal, iron, men, the list goes on and on. Japan was a small country and didn't have much resources, and the US was able to win in the long run.
Germany is only so big, and with a country that size there is only so much men and resources. As the years in the war progressed there were more Allies powers weighing in.
In any battle, the allies had men from US, Canada, Britain, the list goes on and on, allowing the allies to have endless amounts of soldiers to win the battle, over the certain amount of Germans. There were citizens in European countries that gave resources like food water and clothes to the liberating allies as a sign of respect and honor. With more and more countries closing in on Germany, she was left outnumbered vastly.
With Germany taking over Europe, it could not do it all on her own. Italy was a country that was willing to help Germany on her conquest but with Italy on Germany's was more harm done then good?
Germany only asked Italy to conquer few weak countries so Germany could progress with conquering the rest of Europe. With defeats in Greece and East and North Africa, Italy was failing to succeed. Italy was mostly poorly prepared . Italy was needing help from German divisions to be able to succeed, therefore delaying German attacks proving costly on the defeat of the Axis.
In our point of view, poor strategies was the biggest turning point in the war. Several points behind every major defeat, every turning point were due to bad strategies. How could some bad decisions end the war?
With the delay of Italy's weak army already mentioned, Germany's plan to invade the USSR was therefore delayed later into the year. Germans underestimated the size of the Soviets army vastly, outnumbering the amount of divisions sent in. Hitler planned to send more divisions to Moscow, then to take Stalingrad, but he changed his mind and decided to take Stalingrad. Shortly after he decided Moscow was more important and by then the Germans were loosing battles, and the Soviets started to take back what was theirs.
Italy was not a strong ally, and Germany was paying the price for their failures. Italy was not able to conquer certain areas and Germany had to send several divisions out of Northern Europe to make up for that. This thinned out the divisions in the north on the plan to invade the USSR, proving costly in Operation Barbarossa.
Those 5 points were the most important points to success in our opinion, and hopefully you enjoyed this World War 2 allied victory project by Alejandro Torres and Jordan Howe!
Japan's one biggest mistake was the attack on Pearl Harbor. This angered the Americans the most, destroying most of a naval fleet. This brought the Americans out of Isolation, declaring war on Japan, and in the end being the ones to put an end to Japans domination. By Japan and US being at war Germany helped her Ally by declaring war on America, proving to be a very wrong decision by the Nazis as well, eventually ending their Third Reich.
The USSR now a power ally or future enemy?
The Luftwaffe striking fear during the Battle of Britain
Brits on the alert
A sight during Japans attack at the Harbor