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Submitted by McCutcheon Pinckney (United States), Feb 18, 2007 at 01:34

Again, let me comment on your comments.

The Russians lost more people in WW2 for several reasons. For one, the Soviet leadership did not regard men's lives with value, so casualties were not a factor. Russian men were used as cannon-fodder in the first year 2 years of the Eastern front. Secondly, the Germans slaughtered millions of Russian civilians, for they were slavs, an inferior race in the nazi idealogy. Yet the greatest number of casualties is not something that automatically merits a "did more than any other country" medal. One must look at sacrifice, damage inflicted upon the enemy, war production, etc. All of those considered, I would say that the Soviet Union comes in a close second, the USA however, remains #1.

Oh, and the United States did not get to Berlin before the Russians because both Governments made an agreement that the Russians would take the German capital. US General George S. Patton could have taken it if he had the green light, but the decision was a political one, not a military one.

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