Who won the Second World War and why should you care? Reassessing Stalin’s War 75 years after victory

@article{Edele2019WhoWT,
  title={Who won the Second World War and why should you care? Reassessing Stalin’s War 75 years after victory},
  author={M. Edele},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={43},
  pages={1039 - 1062}
}
  • M. Edele
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • ABSTRACT Seventy-five years after the Red Army won the war in Europe, this victory is marred by two controversies. The first asks: What was the contribution of the Soviets to victory in World War II? The second is a confrontation between East European and Russian war memories: Was Soviet victory a just war or a totalitarian nightmare of suppression, conquest, and terror? This essay reviews these polemics and argues that if put together, these two separate debates have some unintended… CONTINUE READING