War Is The Tool Used By Men Essay

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War is the tool used by men to achieve what they want through the lives of many, and no greater use of war has been seen than in the fields of eastern Europe from June of 1941- until may 1945. On June 22nd, 1941 Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, ordered the German Wehrmacht to invade the Soviet Union to the east. This invasion went nearly three weeks before Josef Stalin, the Leader of the Soviet Union, acted on the invasion. The German army reached the gates of Moscow when their offensive was halted, and so from that day in december, when the germans reached their high water mark, to the day the fighting ended in Berlin in May of 1945, the fields of eastern europe became home to the deadliest conflict in human history. The two leaders hurled their armies at each other, issuing orders to kill prisoners, execute civilians, and in the case of the soviets, even rape thousands of women across eastern europe. Though Stalin and his communist hordes did eventually win the war, they proved to be the less favorable of the two Leaders, Despite the horrors committed in his name, Adolf Hitler was and is the better leader over Stalin. With every war comes the chance for soldiers to surrender rather than face death, these soldiers, if the incoming army is accepting of them, will become Prisoners of War. The Prisoners taken by the Germans and Soviets in World War two faced the harshest treatment of any war ever seen. The Commissar Order issued by Hitler stated “political officers…

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