Top 10 Reasons Why Hitler Lost World War II


More ideological and fanatical, many believed that Hitler had created a fantasy world of his own and lived not too close to reality. This is probably the reason why he underestimated the zeal of the Russians, the Americans and the British, and lost many battles during the WW2. The failed Operation Barbarossa that was initiated in 1941 ultimately became the cause of heavy loss of manpower to the German army, and its final defeat.  For more on the top 10 reasons why Hitler lost World War II, read below.

10. The policy of never to retreat:

Hitler as we all know lived in his fantasy world more than he did in reality, and this was the reason why he believed that determination of his soldiers would be honored in the battlefield, without giving much heed to the reality. His soldiers were only commanded to move forward, but never retreat. When he denied Frederich Paulus the permission to retreat, it resulted in the total loss of the of 6th Panzer Army.

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9. Hitler dismissed all the right technologies:

Hitler could have won the war against Soviet Union if he would have acknowledged the right technology. But, he gave up many of the most useful innovations of that time including the cancellation of the first ever assault rifle, which was perfect for the Russian vast lands. Also, Me-262 fighter jets, the first jet powered aircraft was discarded by him. Since the early deigns of the fighter jet were that of an interceptor, and Hitler never wanted interceptors the project was smacked out.

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8. US joining the World War II in 1941:

During 1941, Japan attacked the US at Pearl Harbor marking America’s entry in the World War II. As a promise to Japan, Hitler also announced war on America, but just the way it underestimated the British and also the Russians, it thought that reeling under the loss of war, America was incapable of defeating Germany. And what happened ahead proved him wrong.

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7. Hitler became Commander-in-Chief, neglecting all advice:

By the time Hitler sensed the total failure of Operation Barossa, he had inculcated a lack of trust for all his generals and their abilities. Hitler lost as his mistrust grew so grave that instead of devising new strategies to gain back the defeat, he appointed himself as the Commander-in-Chief of the army. He thought he could undo their failures and plan better. Advice from the many wise Generals of Germany could have saved the German army.

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6. Never paid heed to his Generals:

Although Generals are meant to be listened to and taken advice from, but Hitler wouldn’t listen to them. Initially he did show trust in them and won many battles, strategized by them. For example, Field Marshall Rundstedt had strategized the entire battle against France, which they eventually won. But, later on he wouldn’t listen to them seriously.

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5. Ill prepared for the Russian winters:

The Germans and Hitler had underestimated the Russian Winters. The army was ill equipped for the winter. There was sharp scarcity of winter clothes, food and medical care. Of course maximum causalities were attributed to the war of Stalingrad, but other than that many had given in to the harsh weather conditions. By the end, the army had lost most of its young soldiers to the grip of the prolonged winter.

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4. Battle of Stalingrad:

One of the bloodiest wars ever fought in the history of warfare, the Battle of Stalingrad became the main decider of Germany’s position in World War II. Hitler lost the war as the heavy loss of manpower, standing somewhere around two million, was something from which Germany wasn’t able to fully recover and awaited further defeat. In fact, before the war of Stalingrad, Hitler’s army was supposed to conquer the Caucasus oil fields, which would have given them substantial power, but they decided to invade the nearby Stalingrad, thus inviting defeat.

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3. Poor Choice of allies:

Forming allies on the basis of ideology instead of shared common interests also lead to the major defeat of Germany. Whereas it should have allied with Japan for the ease of attack on Soviet Union, it allied with Italy, Hungary and Rumania, countries that were called the less powerful Axis; their motive was to conquer greater territory in the wake of war.

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2. The war was started almost six weeks late:

Although Hitler was well aware about the harsh winter of Russia, its alliance with Italy had delayed its invasion of the Soviet Union by almost six weeks. Italy’s failed invasions to North Africa, Yugoslavia, and Greece demanded the intervention of Germany, and so Operation Barossa was delayed. By the times the Germans were on the verge of invading Russia, the autumn rains had already set in.

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1. Fighting war on two fronts:

The primary target of Hitler had always been Russia, but in the middle of this it gave Britain undue importance and fought the battle of England, only to bring it to its knees and to make it accept the supremacy of Germany. But, instead what happened was that Germany lost that battle, and at the same time had also invaded into Russia. Hitler lost as he decided to deal with Britain later, which was a mistake.

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  1. Sergiy

    November 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Were is true.This site only for crazy. All facts about WW2 is sucked from finger.

  2. William Coveno

    April 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    All 10 are true, but the key was Malta.
    If Germany had taken Malta, more fuel would have gotten to North Africa, they would have taken the Suez canal.
    Turkey ,seeing the Germany in Greece and Suez, would have joined the Axis and invaded their old empire moving south into Saudi and east into Iran. this would have cut off supplies to Russia from the south and freed up troops for the “Eastern Front” Etc.

  3. Roberto

    October 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Yes, most of these 10 are true – but the “wrong technology” investment needed to add: 1) more submarines and 2) nukes nukes nukes.

    The failure of the Nazis to properly support atomic weaponry research doomed them to lose to the U.S. by end of summer in 1945 when US would have started vaporizing German cities.

  4. Anas

    December 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    The lack of fuel, army supplies and provisions also played a huge role at the defeat of the vermacht at russia as they carved in deeper and deeper.

  5. Dr Habib

    December 23, 2014 at 1:52 am

    He may afraid or dislike sea rout and not interest to attack UK.

  6. Steven

    January 26, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I think that Germany may have not won because of fewer support from other Axis countries. Germany was outnumbered because of America, Russia and Empire England. That is mainly why Germany lost. First 10 are true. Main thing is that Hitler improperly used his tactics therefore simply failing to comply with other nations in WWII. Russia became too powerful and America and England. China again was miscalculated from Japan much like Asia because Japan needed oil. Japan also lost because of Russia and both America. The Allies were too vast for all Axis Powers. Period. Read your history books.

  7. Steven

    January 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Simple Reason. Axis powers from Hitler are simply outnumbered by Allied forces.

  8. roz

    January 29, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Why does everyone think that America had atomic capabilities before the fall of Germany… They didn’t and it’s as simple that. It was German scientists who cracked the atom. It was German scientists who built Americas bomb not Americans.

    • Itstakei

      February 21, 2015 at 12:59 am

      Uh, pretty sure American scientist J. Robbert Oppenheimer was the command of the Manhattan Project. And the Americans managed to make the bombs and launch them before Germany could, which is funny because they had a good three year head start.

  9. Ray

    February 19, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Don’t attempt attack on Russia in wintertime is a rule

    • Jonathan

      March 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      You also have to put into play the Allies numbers to the Axis numbers because you may or may not know the russia outnumbered the German Reich because they used women soldier’s and they proved to be pretty bad ass and useful to get more soldier’s on the front line if they didn’t use women they might have lost.

  10. Russian

    April 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    If America participated in the war in 1941, how many battles did the americans win? How many killed and whats the lost? America at that time even sold weapons for gold, meaning getting a profit while millions of people perished.

    • Boch

      May 7, 2015 at 2:07 am

      America did win a lot of bloody battles. Like Okinawa witch allowed the Americans to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

  11. Don John

    April 21, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Hitler lost the war because of one main thing, Adolf Hitler. In 1944, the British has devised a plan to assassinate Hitler but Churchill squashed it. Churchill had determined that Hitler was worth more to the war cause alive than dead.

  12. nathanial

    April 24, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Hitler would won the war if shit didn’t happened with his owns men didn’t betrayed there country nd Italy would done like they we’re supposed to nd japanies didn’t attacked america cause of fucking oil imports stop.

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