How The Allies Won World War II Essay

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During World War II, Germany’s military was superior to anyone else in the world, with far more advanced technology, tactics, and weaponry. They had a fearless leader who would stop at nothing to make his country great again. Their closest rival, the Soviet Union, was almost out of the picture with a death toll of over 26 million. On top of that, Germany had nothing to lose, and would not conceivably stop. So how then, with all odds against them, did the Allies win the war? A combination of factors affected Germany’s downfall, such as lack of morale, unwieldy weapons, and failure to work with its so-called allies. One very basic factor in the Allies’ victory was the forming of the Allies themselves. Neither France nor Great Britain…show more content…
The vast differences in technology affected both sides, and were both beneficial and detrimental. The Germans possessed more advanced technology and weapons than the Soviets, such as the MP40. According to Staff Writer on, the MP40 came about when the Germans realized that their previous submachine gun, the MP43, was “too much for war time production,” and a newer, more effective model was needed. The MP40 improved its predecessor’s original model, with its small size, decreased jamming incidents, and the revolutionary folding stock. This would become the “definitive submachine gun for the German Army” (Writer). While the Germans had the upper hand in technology, this condition did have its drawbacks. This advanced weaponry was costly to manufacture, so the German Army could not afford to produce them in large quantities. On top of that, this new weaponry was also more difficult to repair and maintain, which reduced its efficiency even further (Stewart, 6). The Soviets, on the other hand, were exactly the opposite. They could not afford technology advancement or innovative weaponry. Instead, they relied on older weapons and upgraded them only as necessary. These weapons were also much easier to maintain (Stewart, 6). One such weapon, according to John Pike of, was the Mosin-Nagant M1891, a

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