10 Answered Questions for the topic soviet union

07/12/19

What was the dominant Soviet strategy for invading Germany in the 1980's?

The last war in the Balkans finished around 2000. Until today, land mines are a big problem, especially in Bosnia. There are huge regions where you shouldn't leave paved terrain. Since I love... more

07/07/19

Was the Wehrmacht a mechanized army?

I read random descriptions of Germany's attack on the Soviet Union, and I got the impression that besides tanks, the armies carried with them millions of horses and that the bulk of the soldiers... more

06/23/19

What was the content of Solzhenitsyn's critique of the West?

Solzhenitsyn is a dissident writer in the former Soviet Union. He's famous for writing the *Gulag Archipelago*. I recall that he eventually managed to escape to the West, in fact to the USA where... more

06/23/19

The US and Soviet Soldiers story related to Normandy?

This is from President Obama’s speech, and I have no idea what it means. It seems like a historical story, but I could not find anything on Google. Why did he think of it when he visited Normandy?... more

06/21/19

Was there a "European Balance of Power Strategy" for Anglo-American interests in between 1925 and 1935?

Was there a "European Balance of Power Strategy" for Anglo-American interests in between 1925 and 1935?**

06/17/19

In WW2, how long could a submarine stay submerged if it wasn't moving?

For a submarine in the WW2-era, how long could it stay submerged if it was **not** running its engine? This is a question of crew size, oxygen, food/water, and CO2 scrubbers, and maybe other stuff... more

05/07/19

Did Truman threaten a nuclear strike if the Soviet Union didn't withdraw from Iran in 1946?

In episode 4 of Oliver Stone's documentary series, *Untold History of the United States*, Stone claims that then-president Truman issued an ultimatum to the Soviet Union: either withdraw from Iran... more

05/05/19

Why was the Cold War carried out over the whole world instead of between Siberia and Alaska?

I was wondering why the conflicts, missile deployments etc. throughout the Cold War were basically all taking place in Europe, Africa and Asia, when in fact the US and Soviet Union were only... more

04/13/19

Why was the Cold War carried out over the whole world instead of between Siberia and Alaska?

I was wondering why the conflicts, missile deployments etc. throughout the Cold War were basically all taking place in Europe, Africa and Asia, when in fact the US and Soviet Union were only... more

03/18/19

Who taught Russian in Eastern-bloc satellite countries?

After the USSR gained many satellites countries in central/eastern Europe in 1945, Russian became obligatory at school. It seems those Russian courses were highly unpopular and only a small... more

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