Every now and then something called Quora Digest shows up in my email, and recently this question about WWII was asked. I clicked on it (here) and read various answers. A number of people insisted that it was the Soviets because they lost so many people and so bore the brunt of the fighting. But what they didn’t say, in fact what almost no one said, was that the Soviets were on the same side as the Nazis for nearly two years. If anyone deserved to sacrifice so much to defeat them, it was the Soviets. They owed it to the rest of the world.