Determining who won World War 2 is not difficult; the Allied forces defeated the Axis forces and secured peace against the Nazi regime. Where the difficulties do come into play is by determining who actually won the war for the Allied forces.
There are a number of variations. If you ask the Americans then them entering the war had a huge impact on the result. Furthermore Hitler’s own naive decision to take on the Soviet Union is also cited as a main reason for the end of the Nazi’s. Lastly the British are also credited with their role. Truth be told all these facts contributed to the end of the war and the eventual winner.
It’s impossible to tell the result had the Americans not entered the war or the Nazi’s not invaded Russia. We simply will never know!
Technically the Red Army defeated Nazi Germany. Eisenhower halted the Western allies and allowed Zhukov and Konev to commit the Coup de Gras by taking Berlin. However, no single nation can claim overall credit as the war was fought on a Allied level and the Allied forces were victorious not one nation.
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