From: the Netherlands
As we know the key was during 1943 not 1945.
During 43 Germany had to shift manpower to the Med and Western Wall.
We also know from data after the wall came down that Russian figures were greatly bloated by Stalin and his pets. Russia was a house of cards that is why it fell apart. Basicly a big Enron. More grain was prodused in 1910 then in 1970.
Russian loses increased yearly from 41 to 44 so its a myth that the Russian army matured at all. Old Stalin lies die hard.
If it was not for Western allies forseing Germany to pull over a million troops from the Eastern Front, Russia would not have moved the front at all from 43 to 45.
Russia was pressing 13 year olds, old men women into service on a regular basis from 1944 onward ...
One has to be objective about things, BOTH countries were running out of manpower.
Russia because they were losing the war of atrition vs Germany and Germany because of the war on two fronts.
The simple facts of both countries population 85 mil vs 170 mil 2 to 1 and the combat ratio 3.5+ to 1 confirms this fact.
1+1 = 2 even in Stalins Russia.
Hitler thought the union was a house of cards ready to fall apart (he only needed to kick in the door, remember how that worked out?)
As always Pelton, you fail to produce sources... and on top of that you inflate the german population by a good 10 million people...
This is not an argument, it's pure fantasy...
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