YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...MAYBE TWICE!
Alright boys and girls, this one's simple. If you had to choose between living in either Nazi Germany or Communist Russia, Nazi Germany ruled by Hitler and Communist Russia ruled by Stalin, which would you chose? Think carefully.
that is another good point. Hitler relied mainly on fast hard hitting attacks and brute force. nice but very sloppy thinking. all because they worked in other countries does not mean they will always work. also when it came to his invasion of Russia. he was not only facing the Russian Army. he was facing the terrain, the weather, and the people as a whole. he never had this kind of resistance in any other country. the people in Russia had enough time before they were hit to see how Germany took over countries like France and had time to prepare for it. so when Hitler sent in poorly prepared troops. they had a hell of a surprise in store for them and sent them back with tail tuck in back to an already over extended and exhausted Germany.
Add the USA and the UK and all the other countries that were hostile to Germany, then you have the collapse of the third Reich
Seriously, you should look at it like this. You're a MMA fighter in a ring. You're going against someone who has weight and size against you, but he's slow in reactions. So what are you going to do? Try to bring him down and restrain him or pound against him in pressure spots until he fatigues down or is just to withered to be able to fight back. That's what Germany tried to do. It tried to use speed and what ever strength it had to take down it's enemies. Italy didn't help. Japan was countries away with no ability to get any real immediate support either to Germany or from Germany. In all honesty Germany was hit from all sides and still holding out. Imagine taking on the French, Americans, British, Russians and any rounded up Italians willing to fight against Germany. That's what you got towards the end of WWII. It wasn't fair, and Germany took those odds and accounted for it with any land grabbing chances it got. It was just that no matter what they did the odds were to highly against them to do anything.
to a degree he is right. it took the combined might of Russia on one side. the USA on another side. the UK hitting from the final side and the French Resistance to close off any escape routes. when all the people Hitler stepped on united and turned to fight. Hitler was El Fuckoed. the US and the UK were doing a decent job. but were able to close the deal when Stalin and Russia joined in on the fight against him. had Hitler not screwed Stalin over when the Non Aggression Pack was signed. Hitler would have had a very strong ally in Stalin and Russia and very well could have won the war. it was by fortune and the grace of god that Hitler's lust for world domination kept him from keeping his word and Russia became the stronger ally to the USA, France and the UK.
The battles on the Eastern Front constituted the largest military confrontation in history. They were characterized by unprecedented ferocity, wholesale destruction, mass deportations, and immense loss of life variously due to combat, starvation, exposure, disease, and massacres. The Eastern Front, as the site of nearly all extermination camps, death marches, ghettos, and the majority of pogroms, was central to the Holocaust. Of the estimated 70 million deaths attributed to World War II, over 30 million, many of them civilians, died on the Eastern Front. The Eastern Front was decisive in determining the outcome of World War II, eventually serving as the main reason for Germany's defeat. It resulted in the destruction of the Third Reich, the partition of Germany for nearly half a century and the rise of the Soviet Union as a military and industrial superpower.
The two principal belligerent powers were Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, along with their respective allies. Though never engaged in military action in the Eastern Front, the United Kingdom and the United States both provided substantial material aid to the Soviet Union. The Soviet-Finnish Continuation War may be considered the northern flank of the Eastern Front. In addition, the joint German-Finnish operations across the northernmost Finnish-Soviet border and in the Murmansk region are also considered part of the Eastern Front.