- Mar 4, 2015
I didn't learn much either aside from the Battle of Stalingrad. I think it's both a combination of the whole front being morally gray (Nazis vs Soviets) and the historical records being locked away in the Soviet archives until after the fall of the Iron Curtain. But it is true the Soviets lost more men than the Americans in the war. America got off pretty easily compared to the rest of the world.If I recall, several battles on the Eastern Front saw more deaths than the total American deaths in WW2, yet I do not think I learned anything about the Eastern Front in school. Pretty sad.
Yeah, most of the time when they talk about places outside the Western world, it's either Japan or a Western colony. Japan mostly because of its industrialization and interactions with the Western powers (World War II particularly) and the Western colonies as part of their overlords' history.Completely agree with that, and it is a shame.