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Chapter 16 Notes ­ Why Russia Won

Russia's War Economy:
Soviet economic preparation for the Second World War was
When Russia entered the war, it was better prepared than either
Britain or France in the same situation.
The Soviet economy also compared favourably with the Nazi
system, which was…

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army and meant that Hitler was unable to conquer Russia's

The Home Front:
An essential factor in the Soviet war victory was the effective
mobilisation of the Russian population on the Home Front.
Stalin was under no illusions ­ the Russians were `fighting for their
home land, not for…

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Russia was in an informal alliance with the British and the United
The alliance was based on the fact that all three countries faced a
common enemy.
Stalin continually protested that Britain and America were not
doing enough to help the Russian war effort.
Stalin demanded a British invasion…


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