Why didn't the U.S. Reach Berlin First in WWII? | Animated History

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  • Allies: ok so after we break through the Rhine we need to stretch our forc...... Soviets: GOTTA GO FAST

    SquashySquashy9 saatler önce
  • The beginning of ww3.

  • what was left of the german army,should have been rearmed and engage russian army push russians back to east poland border

    lee penlacklee penlackGün önce
  • Because the Soviets were out to commit the largest mass rape in human history. The Americans weren't.

    Oliver HeaneyOliver HeaneyGün önce
  • The glamorous jeff thermodynamically exercise because michelle reassuringly fill outside a ill ant. quickest, pretty holiday

    Phyllis LongPhyllis Long2 gün önce
  • Cause red goez fasta!!!

    Али МагомедовАли Магомедов2 gün önce
  • Because America was never the hero it pretended to be. Just opportunist after the spoils of war.

    IrelandVonViciousIrelandVonVicious2 gün önce
  • Uhhhhh

    Squelch KingSquelch King4 gün önce
  • America should reach Berlin because they will restore democracy and liberty

    Pedro Vlogs viajerosPedro Vlogs viajeros4 gün önce
  • Check the history please. The U.S. soldiers did arrive at the Berlin earlier than the Soviet. Because of the agreement, the U.S. soldiers simply stayed nearby Berlin and let the Soviet soldiers go into Berlin.

    Vincent LamVincent Lam4 gün önce
  • According to the facts recorded in WW2, U.S. soldiers did arrive at Berlin earlier than the Soviet soldiers. Only because there had been agreement with Russia, the U.S. just stayed nearby and let the Soviet soldiers go into Berlin.

    Vincent LamVincent Lam4 gün önce
  • Politics. Patton was on a short leash

    lawn gnomelawn gnome5 gün önce
  • It was personal for the soviets so we gave it to them

    Lonk TheDestroyerLonk TheDestroyer5 gün önce
  • Becouse geography

    Viktor ViragViktor Virag7 gün önce
  • The Russians want slap their cheeky breeky ass

    PapasultPapasult7 gün önce
  • Well soviets lost over 28 million people and were some angry bois

    Deimos ProjectDeimos Project7 gün önce
  • That beginning is funny

    NathanInvictusNathanInvictus9 gün önce
  • usa: we won the space race yay ussr kicks down the door: WE WON THE BERLIN RACE BIT-

    Engelsjr PolancoEngelsjr Polanco9 gün önce
  • Simple. Easier to let the Soviets do all the work and let them take the casualties. Berlin is taken care of and no US casualties

    Tylon The NinjaTylon The Ninja9 gün önce
  • Should’ve done this on April 1st and just ended it there.

    ryan.ryan.9 gün önce
  • bruh they lost more than 20 million people, the soviets were craving for vengeance.

    Donald ReyesDonald Reyes10 gün önce
  • Rush B means Rush Berlin? Hmm no wonder why Russians love to rush b while screamimg blyat

    yee yee ass hair cutyee yee ass hair cut11 gün önce
  • soviets:ok guys imagine running... BUT TOWARDS MACHINE GUNS!!!!

    Charles SloanCharles Sloan12 gün önce
  • One word: winter

    Another MonkeAnother Monke12 gün önce
  • America:Russia How Did You Go To The Berlin Fast? Snow: *its Complicated*

    JxxnzieJxxnzie12 gün önce
  • Busy about the nuke

  • Wow the comment section is a cold war

    GM PHGM PH13 gün önce
  • That this point in the war, I believe Eisenhower was already under the impression that Nazi Germany's time was up, and the Soviets would get Berlin no matter what he did. He already ordered thousands to their deaths, sending more would be pointless since at this stage, all he could do was keep Stalin's Red Army from marching to the French Coast. Eisenhower wouldn't have given a single damn about politics, as he was a General. Taking Berlin would put him in conflict with the bureaucrats back home who were already deciding the post-war political landscape. Which was deplorable. Letting the Soviet Union rule the lives of thousands in Eastern Europe was trading tyranny for tyranny. and for almost four decades, people would risk being shot to get out of East Germany. I will not miss the Soviet Union, and Hitler was a bush-league armature compared to the brutality that was Joseph Stalin.

    ambiancesb1ambiancesb113 gün önce
  • I’ll tell ya why. USA had to take more land then the soviets and we had war in the Pacific.

    PS4 RickPS4 Rick13 gün önce
  • Because stailan rush to Berlin and took hevey caulutes

    Vinson ChenVinson Chen14 gün önce
  • The soviets had some personal beef against the Germans, they full on hated the Germans.

    ADAMADAM14 gün önce
  • No offense, but how many times did he say allies and allied in the beginning?

    Serbiaball CBSerbiaball CB14 gün önce
  • And the Soviets where ass ruthless as the Germans and where fighting for Soviet Russia and the motherland

    Hector RodriguezHector Rodriguez15 gün önce
  • What software you use to animate? and edit ur vids

    d0zyd0zy16 gün önce
  • They had a tough time fighting old men and kids in paper uniforms. If you look at the prisoners taken by the yanks, where children and old men. The battle of the bulge was the inability of unable to read a map. Plus, most US soldiers wre to frightened and shot their guns over the enemys head. War is no place for americans. Look what happened in Koream Vietnam, there were no Russians to win it for you of which you could take credit. Just like italy and taking the credit from the Canadians and the defeat of the nazis in Italy.

    monkeymanmonkeyman16 gün önce
  • comment

    Brandon SirochinskyBrandon Sirochinsky18 gün önce
  • How else stop watching after he said America didnt try

    RetroPotatoRetroPotato19 gün önce
  • The solviets had a policy of more men than bullets the west wouldn't just march 10 extra million to their death just to conquer an extra country of two especially for the usa's perspective as the uk was now in debt to them and colonies wouldn't be financially maintained hence why they went for independence

    Jonathan LynchJonathan Lynch20 gün önce
    • Jonathan Lynch, Russia had more men then bullets but not by choice, The only thing that saved them was a decision to become industrialized on a national level just prior to the second war. So production was never even up to speed before they realized how important it would be, I still admire Russia to this day because of their toughness.

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
  • simple, moscow is a lot closer to berlin than washington

    King Tiger 2King Tiger 220 gün önce
  • Because stalin was PISSED when the nazis broke the pakt

    Ty Hammonds JrTy Hammonds Jr22 gün önce
  • Rush B means Rush Berlin

    There's gotta be a German Word For ThatThere's gotta be a German Word For That22 gün önce
  • So if you are an armchair historian, does that mean you are like an armchair investigator or armchair psychologist and providing bad info? is this accurate history in the videos?

    ciegacitaciegacita23 gün önce
    • ciegacita, He seems to be on point, I'm nobody, but I have been interested in ww2 because my grandfather served for 4 years. He is correct as I have seen from tons of other history Ive watched.

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
  • And the UK

    kaiserreich mappingkaiserreich mapping24 gün önce
    • UK just support the naval and air support

    • not really

  • I have nothing but conjecture to back this up, but I must assume. That allied forces knew about the brutality that was taking place on the eastern front and thought it was only right the Soviets be given opportunity for some get back.

    Paul FPaul F24 gün önce
    • Paul F, I think after finding the gas chambers and realizing how tough the islands of Japan were going to continue to be this aspect of "brutality" didn't mean squat, Also America had two top generals in hot water for "encouraging our troops" On POW'S---- If they took the time to capture and handle prisoners they could not have stormed the beaches of Normandy and established the beach-head at the same time, It was one or the other, Sometimes business calls.....

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
  • America least we won space race😂😂

    Skinny PSkinny P25 gün önce
  • Ask The Rhine River to know the truth mate

    Christopher 2609Christopher 260925 gün önce
  • Everyone knows we let them have Berlin for political reasons. Plus, his country paid much more blood and had "dibs". I wish Germany would have won, but I can't change history, sadly.

    obergruppenfuhrer Sang-Froidobergruppenfuhrer Sang-Froid26 gün önce
  • USA,lose in the west front,that all

    world peopleworld people27 gün önce
    • Ironically the allied leaders would disagree......

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
  • Socialist and communist regimes always kill more of their own people than any standing army adversary. That’s tried and true.

    Brandon WaltersBrandon WaltersAylar önce

    Tasos GkouzosTasos GkouzosAylar önce
  • Hi Peter Griffin

    KendociKendociAylar önce
  • USA: Let's take it slow Soviets: LEEEEEROYYYYYY

    Brandon McDonaldBrandon McDonaldAylar önce
  • ................

    Vince Hadriel PalugaVince Hadriel PalugaAylar önce
  • Wast there a dude carrying a mini gun while we viewed from the sniper scope?😂

    Josh TownerJosh TownerAylar önce
  • lol the beginning

    Anthony EndackAnthony EndackAylar önce
  • Because those in power with in the US goverment wanted the USSR to take eastern europe and germany. General Patton was outspoken about them keeping him from taking Germany. He was going to expose this corruption and the atrocities against the german people but was murdered.

    John DoeJohn DoeAylar önce
    • @stclairstclair people can still wash their clothes and pay theirbills with out giving up on being informed. What a defeatist mentality lol

      John DoeJohn Doe15 gün önce
    • John Doe, that is a real question, Do I want to spend my existence shaking my fist in defiance of the global oligarchs? They don't wash my laundry or pay my bills, Stay smart man, You're going to make the difference!.....

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
    • @stclairstclair good point, guess its better to just been dumb and docile

      John DoeJohn Doe15 gün önce
    • John Doe, I like some meat in my sandwich please, I love history, But even if everything you said is true, I will never really know or be able to do anything about it.

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
    • @stclairstclair Our goverment isn't any different than those of Hitler and Stalin, both of which were propped up by the same people running America. The US govt also killed James Forrestal for instance

      John DoeJohn Doe15 gün önce
  • The Soviets wanted to own it, not defeat it.

    Fo' mo' years Fo' fo' fiv'Fo' mo' years Fo' fo' fiv'Aylar önce
  • Quick summary the Russians must of had Vodka

    Dasduck 1Dasduck 1Aylar önce
  • The Russians reached Berlin, if they didn’t Stalin would’ve sent all its troops to the gulag

    Hype GamingHype GamingAylar önce
  • I heard that The US got all the way to Plzen in western Czechoslovakia and Prague was almost at reach, but then they traded Czechoslovakia for Austria. When the US got to Plzen, the Czech people started an uprising thinking that the US would come to their aid in less then a day, but instead they had to wait a week before the soviets came and the uprising was crushed by German Forces before the soviets even got there.

    Desert SharkDesert SharkAylar önce
  • Also the usa and the uk needs to save resources for the possibility of invading Japan.

    spearfisherman308spearfisherman308Aylar önce
  • Why wast men on a division of territory that has already been decided

    Jess WebbJess WebbAylar önce
  • Imagine if Japan sent it troops to fight alongside the German in Europe

    Farn WattanaFarn WattanaAylar önce
    • ?? if they did that soviet union ganna join war in japan

  • Armchair generals sounds like a good name for a podcast.

    Zeyr0Zeyr0Aylar önce
  • One word... Technology. The nazis had advanced Technology towards the North. Patton wanted to go straight into Berlin but Eisenhower made him go north securing the Technology facilities and the scientist. the Soviets won the race to Berlin. But lost the race to the moon because the nazi technology that was captured by the US

    C PerC PerAylar önce
    • @C Per dude nazi use horse in ww2

    • C Per, When America landed on the beach and loaded 200,000 men, We had No way, Plans or abilities to get them back off! Every allied leader stated that this operation had to succeed at all cost = Do or-die. So when we were moving into Germany it wasn't taken lightly. Albert Einstein had already snuck out of Europe and so did a few German scientists, America didn't give two shits about the buildings used to build rockets, We could easily seize any information needed after the blood stopped flowing, We had already begun recruiting these men long before the capture of Germany. You and I can piss in the wind all day long, Bottom line we weren't there, Cheers!

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
    • @stclairstclair there was no do or die situation. Germany was in full retreat. The war was ending. Nothing to do with British technology. Nazi Technology was far greater advanced then anywhere else in the world at the time. The Americans captured that tech. Used it to get to the moon and far more. Nazi Scientist were part of the Apollo missions. It’s of nazi Scientists and engineers were given American identification and relocated to America.

      C PerC Per15 gün önce
    • C Per So you are saying....During a "DO-OR-DIE" mission to defeat the axis power that would someday invade us, we stopped the main objective to gather technology Even though Britton had already shared all of their available technology in agreement for American help fighting???? Um.....no...

      stclairstclairstclairstclair15 gün önce
  • Thank you for being objective and avoiding the many conspiracy theories that attempt to smear American leadership.

    SSArcher11SSArcher11Aylar önce
  • Maybe because they were fighting in their front yard, and America was fighting it from 5,000 miles away... Russia would have lost if not for the Lend-Lease act from the United States! Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, most russian historians agree, the U.S. saved the russians.

    MSgt BacaMSgt BacaAylar önce
  • "If the United States had not helped us, we would not have won the war," he wrote in his memoirs. "One-on-one against Hitler's Germany, we would not have withstood its onslaught and would have lost the war. No one talks about this officially, and Stalin never, I think, left any written traces of his opinion, but I can say that he expressed this view several times in conversations with me." -Nikita Khrushchev

    MSgt BacaMSgt BacaAylar önce
  • A good leader should act for the good of the country. Not thinking of how he would look in history. An attrition war is bad for everyone. Especially for the civilian. Winning as soon as possible, is the doctrine of war. There's always a price to pay by not following the principal / doctrine / procedure.

    Budi SutantoBudi SutantoAylar önce
  • Look at those m4a3's so inspirational

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