Why did the USSR win WW2?

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Why did the USSR win WW2?
1 Russian endurance
1.1 Survived horrible conditions (ex:Leningrad)
1.2 Propaganda saying fight was needed everywhere
1.3 Big sense of patriotism
2 Weather
2.1 Winter came early in 1941
2.2 Germans not equipped for Russian weather- believed it would all be over before winter
2.3 Mud+snow slowed down Germans
2.4 Long distances: no short end to war
3 Germans unliked
3.1 Ukrainians at first welcomed germans (1932-33 famine)
3.1.1 11 million soviet deaths during occupation+ 'Einsatzgruppen' repulsed them
3.2 Soviets were 'untermenschen': sent to labour camps
3.3 250,000 pro-russian partisans at their peak --> attacked German units+supply lines
4 Relocation+change of production
4.1 Factories moved to Urals +focused on war production
4.2 1942: production of tanks+planes >1941
4.3 1943: produced more war material than Germany
5 5-year plans
5.1 Had strengthened: economy+resources
5.2 1944: Germans outnumbered+outgunned
6 Food production
6.1 Limits on private slots in collectivised farms lifted
6.1.1 Farmers encouraged to make more food
7 Religion
7.1 Stalin appointed a new 'Patriarch Sergius'
7.2 Some churches re-opened--> give hope to people
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