Why did the Soviets win the Great Patriotic War 1941-5?

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  • Why did the Soviets win the Great Patriotic War 1941-5?
    • Stalin's speech
      • United all Soviets
      • Partisans stayed back to destroy bridges etc.
        • Harder for the Germans to travel
      • Scorched Earth policy (destruction of food/fuel as the Soviets retreated
        • The Germans couldn't live off the land
    • Relaxation of the persecution of the Church
      • Details...
        • In 1943 the Orthodox Church elected a new leader
        • theological colleges reopened
        • 24,000 Churches reopened
        • 74 bishops were restored to office
        • Anti- religous propaganda stopped
        • RS was no longer banned
      • The church used its influence to encourage the Soviet people to fight the Germans. Also provided comfort & hope in the desperate times
    • Writers and Artists were encouraged
      • Writers & artists described the war and praised courage of soviets; very emotional
        • Encouraged to fight against the German enemies
    • Industry
      • 2500 factories were dismantled and moved east of the Urals
        • This meant the Germans couldn't bomb them (out of range of German planes)
      • Holidays were abolished. 77 hours average working week
        • Increase of industrial produce
          • T34 tank (better than German tanks) produced in large numbers
    • Cruel punishment of 'traitors'
      • Vaslov (leader of an anti-Russian troop) hanged from a meat hook... eww
      • The Tartars were deported
        • Deterrent- warned other nationalities.
          • Vaslov (leader of an anti-Russian troop) hanged from a meat hook... eww
    • Stalin left military matters to Marshall Zhukov
      • ... unlike Hitler who interfered and sacked generals who had different ideas
        • Zhukov was a talented military leader

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