With the help of the Western allies, they won.
Without their help, they would have done the same,but maybe with a little difference in the timing.
The Soviets won WWII, not the Americans.
It is an undeniable fact now that the Soviets defeated the Germans.
The United States didn’t do anything, period.
Same goes for WWI, the English and French defeated the Germans then, not the US.
Entering the war a few months before the end of it when it is clear that the enemy will be defeated is a coward’s strategy.
A strategy not unknown to the US I might add.
Wanna know why?
1) The Soviets were the ones who planted the flag on the Reichstag
(Do I really need to put a source for this? -__-)
2) 9 out of every 10 Germans were killed or taken prisoner on the Eastern Front. (Rüdiger Overmans) (Richard Overy)
3) The first defeat ever of the Fascists happened at Stalingrad, after that, it was defeat after defeat: Moscow, Rostov, the Don, Rhzev, then Kursk, then Leningrad, then Minsk, then Kiev, then in Romania, then Yugoslavia, then Moravia, and eventually then Prague, and finally Berlin.
(This isn’t even denied by Western historians, that’s how blatant its truth is)
4) Only ~30 German divisions were stationed on the Western Front and they even managed to push the Western powers back a bit, while there were more than 254 trying to counter-attack the Soviets, whilst failing miserably. At the end, more than 640 divisions perished on the Eastern front, whilst barely a 100 did on the entire Western, Italian and African fronts. (Rüdiger Overmans) (G. I. Krivosheev)
5) The Western Allies had a distance of less than 750km to cover to get to Germany, and that is from England, not France. The Soviets on the other hand, had to cover over 2000km to get to Berlin and they still managed to get their first. (This is common sense)
The only victory the US was really responsible for was in the Pacific against Japan, but even that was only half the effort from the US.
Manchuria, the largest occupied territory of Japan, was cleared by the Soviets in two weeks, whilst the Americans have been attempting for over a year.
The Soviets also invaded Hokkaido, in northern Japan and that’s what pressured the Americans to drop the nukes on Japan, if they didn’t, then there would’ve been a Soviet flag in Tokyo as well.
All the major production centers were in Manchuria since that was out of reach of American bombers, but it was nonetheless heavily defended. Also, the Americans tried and failed numerous times at attacking Manchuria, while the Soviets tried once and completely wiped the area.
Would the Soviet Union have won the war against Nazi Germany by itself, without the intervention of the imperialist nations?