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Putin might announce general mobilization on Victory Day

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Russia’s maybe-mobilization

The Vozhd may announce mobilization of the reserves on May 9th as a way to replenish the dead in Ukraine. Since Russia has a conscript army she has a large reserve to pull from. Full mobilization would remove many from the workforce which at this point is something Russia hardly can afford.
 

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Russia’s maybe-mobilization

The Vozhd may announce mobilization of the reserves on May 9th as a way to replenish the dead in Ukraine. Since Russia has a conscript army she has a large reserve to pull from. Full mobilization would remove many from the workforce which at this point is something Russia hardly can afford.

One would think that mobilization would be something done BEFORE invading a neighboring country.
 

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One would think that mobilization would be something done BEFORE invading a neighboring country.
Russia believed that they had an army, and considering it's not a war but a "special military operation", hard to justify that if you call in the reserves.
 

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How can 17 & 18 year old Russian conscripts (cannon fodder) change the trajectoy of this war?

Attacking in suicidal waves like Russian forces in WWII?

Where will new/replacement weapons come from?
 

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How can 17 & 18 year old Russian conscripts (cannon fodder) change the trajectoy of this war?

Attacking in suicidal waves like Russian forces in WWII?

Where will new/replacement weapons come from?

The “Soviet hordes” myth was an invention created by the Heer general staff to try and excuse them getting their asses kicked.
 

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As always, you lie to protect Moscow.


Meanwhile in reality....

“ The Red Army was outnumbered by Axis forces in 1941 at the beginning of Operation Barbarossa. Soviet mobilization efforts and steady German losses began to change the force ratios in 1942, but the Red Army only had a roughly 2:1 advantage from February 1943 until mid-1944 before maxing out at a little over 4: 1 at the very end of the war.

A 2:1 advantage is significant, but falls short of the 3:1 force ratio that is generally regarded as necessary for attacking forces, and it’s a long way from the double-digit advantage that is often claimed. Both sides were able to temporarily achieve greater numerical advantages in certain times and places by concentrating forces.

What about force ratios at the Battle of Stalingrad, which has been the focus of so much attention? It turns out there are some surprises here, too. During the defensive phase of urban warfare (August through mid-November 1942), the Red Army was outnumbered about 1.6:1. The Red Army reversed the odds in its counteroffensive in November 1942, achieving about a 2:1 advantage during Operation Uranus.“



The “Soviet hordes” myth was a fantasy invented by officers desperate to find any excuse to “justify” their defeat. It’s a myth the ignorant have clung to dearly.....but a myth nonetheless.
 

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As always, you lie to protect Moscow.


Furthermore.....

“The Allies achieved parity with Germany in number of divisions in Northwest Europe by September 1944. The ratio changed steadily in the Allies’ favor in 1945 to 2:1. At the Battle of the Bulge, the Allies were initially outnumbered nearly 1.8:1, but in less than ten days gained the upper hand in troops and a 4:1 advantage in tanks. Within the span of four weeks, the Allies reversed the troop ratio and attained an 11:1 advantage in tanks. The Allies also had quantitative superiority in the Pacific, where they had more divisions than the Japanese from late 1942 until the end of the war, achieving advantages of 1.5:1 in 1943, 2:1 in 1944, and 2.6:1 in mid-1945.

In short, the United States and the United Kingdom often had numerical superiority in World War II — and often in a similar ratio to that enjoyed by the Soviet Union.”

From previous source.

Hmmm.....funny how we don’t have the same fantasies about “American hordes”. It’s almost like the entire concept was a racist lie borne out of the fevered imaginations of the defeated enemy. Oh wait! That’s EXACTLY what it was.
 

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From Wikipedia....

Human waves attack were also utilized in full force against the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany most notably in the Battle of Stalingrad and also recounted in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.[21]

 

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From Wikipedia....

Human waves attack were also utilized in full force against the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany most notably in the Battle of Stalingrad and also recounted in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.[21]


And yet, as I have already proven, the Soviet “numerical superiority” was roughly equivalent to the numerical superiority British and American forces possessed. The “Soviet hordes” myth is exactly that.
 

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How can 17 & 18 year old Russian conscripts (cannon fodder) change the trajectoy of this war?

Attacking in suicidal waves like Russian forces in WWII?

Where will new/replacement weapons come from?


That must explain Germany's WWII victory. :)
 
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