How was the USSR able to win the war?

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How was the USSR able to win the war? 

    • Outnumbered Axis forces 
    • Russian winter – repeatedly upset Nazi plans (1941 - 42, 1942 – 43)
      • Resilience & determination of the Russian people (over 17 million killed, but they still fought on!) – ‘Borodino spirit’ – fostered by Stalin’s successful propaganda campaigns to raise morale, inc. not persecuting the Church (prepared to use any means to give the Russians the will to fight on)
      • Strong leadership – Stalin (civil) & Zhukov (military) – Zhukov was largely given


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