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You forgot to put Lichtenstein, Andorra, Luxembourg, San Marino, and the Vatican in your poll.

 

My response is only slightly less stupid then the topic of this poll.

 

(Looks around to see if Goo is lurking....nope...funny that)

 

 

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The fact that France is one of the options is the most ludicrious thing ever posted.....Might as well put Antarctica or the North Pole...Santa's elves probably contributed more that the French

 

 

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The fact that France is one of the options is the most ludicrious thing ever posted.....Might as well put Antarctica or the North Pole...Santa's elves probably contributed more that the French

I'm a bit of WWII buff so let me say this. France the country/military/government contributed very little, but some of the people were very instrumental in the allied preinvasion of Normandy. There was a strong underground group that provided valuable "spy" information, not to mention numerous acts of sabotage against Nazi equipment. Many paid for their acts by being tortured and murdered in a little known place in Lyon, France called 'The Garage'. I've been there....sends chills up my back.

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Well...........that pretty well wraps it up...........USA won the war B)

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Come one, come all! My house will be the one with the American flag waving and the song 'I'm Proud To Be An American' playing nice and loud. :D

 

Oh, and no worries if you're not American, I'll have Russian vodka, French Fries, Canadian bacon, German potato salad, Polish sausage, Italian pasta and English...ummm...English muffins?

 

 

Fact is, it was a group effort and even though I firmly believe WW2 could not have been won without the help of the US that doesn't make any of the other countries sacrifices any less important. I guess I don't really see the point in this poll.

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Fact is, it was a group effort and even though I firmly believe WW2 could not have been won without the help of the US that doesn't make any of the other countries sacrifices any less important. I guess I don't really see the point in this poll.

Well said...again.

 

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Why would you make this a poll? This kind of thing isn't decided on popularity, it's a basic numbers thing.

That is, you'd first have to decide what 'doing more' is.

 

Is it the number of Nazis/Japanese killed? Then the Soviets probably win.

(I've looked up the Japanese numbers and it turns of most of them were killed by the Chinese - about 1.1M out of 1.7M - which is logical since that was a land war, sea and air wars generally lead to much less casualties.)

Is it the number of citizens sacrificed? Then the Soviets win. (Chinese civilian casualties are higher, but if you look here and compare it to the figures in Knix's link in the other thread, that looks like a total number, rather than just civilians. Anyway, if you'd add up civilians and soldiers, then even France has done more than the US.)

Is it the number of people sacrificed as a percentage of the population? Then the Polish win.

Is it the material sacrifice, the number of cities and material destroyed? Then the Soviets win.

Is it the turning of the tide, definitely reversing the trend of German victory into defeat? Then the Soviets win. (The Germans were defeated in North Africa and before that at Moscow, but Stalingrad/Kursk were much more influential on the outcome of the war.)

Is it the question whether the war would've been won (or a lot later) without this particular power? Then the Soviets win (imagine all the Eastern front troops present right after D-Day, or vice versa - the first is worse.)

Is it putting an end to it, doing the last final thing that ends it all? Then the US wins (Hiroshima/Nagasaki).

Most of the definitions I can come up with seem to favour the Soviets.

 

Of course, all this has a lot to do with the say the war was waged on the Eastern front - throwing massive amounts of men into the battle (as Stalin used to say, quantity is a quality), bombing cities into rubble, then bombing that rubble into even smaller rubble, the scorched earth policies, the terror imposed on civilians, etc. etc. It was enough to even make the war nerd lose his appetite for destruction.

 

Anyway, if anyone won the war for the Allies, it's Adolf Hitler. Can we add him to the list?

 

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Sonic Goo' date='Apr 3 2006, 08:02 AM' post='45654']

Most of the definitions I can come up with seem to favour the Soviets.

 

 

 

 

Wow, I didn't see that coming :rolleyes:.

 

The one time I figured Goo would actually agree with me regarding the stupidity of a post....he still finds a way...........Amazing.

 

 

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