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Answering Your Question

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Submitted by BB King (United States), Jan 10, 2012 at 01:49

Ianus you wrote <Are you really serious about making me believe that 15-10% comes close to 85%?>

I will answer that question with a question: How could the Red Army beat the Germans WITHOUT FDR's Lend Lease Act?

Historians call the Lend-Lease Act Russia's life-savior. See for yourself:

http://www.historynet.com/russias-life-saver-lend-lease-aid-to-the-ussr-in-world-war-ii-book-review.htm

My source claims: "The victory over Nazi Germany was achieved through the economic power of the United States and the lives of millions of Soviets."

And also before that: "Lend-Lease provided vital help for the Soviet Union when the country was in desperate straits and made a significant contribution to the final victory."

Do not just thank your Soviet occupiers for Poland's liberation Ianus. Thank American charity as well. That charity continued until 2000 might I add. My source that I am about to cite claims this aid was able "to achieve in bringing this country of almost 40 million inhabitants from economic collapse and totalitarian rule in 1989, to NATO membership and the brink of membership of the European Union in 2000."

You can read about the precise data here

http://www.usaid.gov/pl/

You're a very ungrateful Pole, Ianus. Perhaps you should've spent some time in Stalin's Gulag. NY books claims Stalin/Nazis killed About 200,000 Polish civilians between 1939 and 1941

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/mar/10/hitler-vs-stalin-who-killed-more/?pagination=false

Whereas American aid saved 40 million Poles.

It's absurd to compare Soviet oppression to rare and sporadic American injustice. So drunk American soldiers beat up a taxi driver. WOW! How does that compare with 200,000 dead Poles at the hands of the Soviets and Nazis?

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