Why, despite the disasters of 1941, was the USSR able to defeat Germany by 1945?

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Why, despite the disasters of 1941, was the USSR able to defeat Germany by 1945?
1 The USSR's forces outnumbered Axis forces
2 Russian winter repeatedly upset Nazi plans
2.1 e.g Tanks took sometimes hours to start due to the freezing cold
3 Resilience and determination of the Russian people
3.1 Propaganda campaigns helped to ensure this
3.2 Kept the people on side by not persecuting the church
4 Strong Leadership
4.1 Stalin gave Zhukov a free hand in conducting the war
4.1.1 Unlike Hitler - who constantly meddled with plans
4.1.2 Red Army reorganised into modern fighting force
4.1.2.1 Tank Armies
4.1.2.1.1 T34 Tank mass produced - Best tank of the war
4.1.2.2 Shock Armies
4.1.2.3 Partisans behind enemy lines
4.1.2.4 Massed artilery formations
5 Continued terror enforced by NKVD
5.1 The people had to fight
6 Hatred of Nazis
6.1 Breaking the pact
6.2 Sworn enemies of Communism
6.3 Atrocities committed against Russian cilvilians
7 Industrial Production continued in the east
7.1 Over 1300 factories moved to new industrial area beyond the urals
7.1.1 e.g Magnitogorsk
8 Aid from Western Allies
8.1 Intel reports from UK
8.2 Industrial products from USA (Lend Lease Programme)
8.2.1 $11.3 of supplies sent to UUSR

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