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Indochina And The Big Two

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Even prior to the termination of the war in Europe in the summer of 1945, the United States and the Soviet Union stood out as the leading Great Powers.  The United States emerged as the most powerful and richest nation, envied by the rest of the world due to its economic strength, technological and military power.  Meanwhile, the Soviet Union surprised all world strategists with its military might.  Despite its heavy losses incurred during the German invasion—1,700 towns and 70,000 villages reportedly destroyed, twenty million lives lost, including  600,000 who starved to death in Leningrad alone, and twenty-five million homeless families—after 1942 the Red Army convincingly destroyed German forces and steadily moved toward Berlin.

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