The Ukrainian peasant factor in the german-soviet war 1941 – 1945

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Olexander Perehrest
Olena Titika

Abstract

Introduction. Among the most important problems of national history, a special place belongs to those related to the
history of the Ukrainian village in the period 1941 – 1945. This is due to the fact that its economic and human potential was
one of the main factors determining the course and consequences of military confl ict between USSR and Germany. Both
warring parties depended heavily on Ukraine’s raw materials, food, and labor resources. Ukrainian rural society became an
important source of manning combat units of the USSR Armed Forces and formations of the anti-Nazi Resistance movement.
With their military and labor victory and sacrifi ce, the Ukrainian peasantry made a signifi cant contribution to the victory over
the invaders.
Purpose. In the context of this involvement of publications is an analysis of the Ukrainian peasant segment of the GermanSoviet war of 1941 – 1945, determining the places and role of the Ukrainian peasantry in the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Methods. The authors used a socio-cultural approach, as well as general scientifi c principles of historicism, science,
objectivity, etc.
Results. The above allows us to state that the Ukrainian peasant factor was important in the German-Soviet war of 1941
– 1945. The peasantry of Ukraine made a huge contribution to changing the defense capabilities of countries. The material and
human resources of the Ukrainian countryside played an extremely important role in the victory over Nazi Germany.
Originality. The results of the research obtained by the authors are scientifi cally signifi cant and new. They signifi cantly
expand and supplement previous knowledge about the place and role of the Ukrainian peasant factor in the German-Soviet
war 1941 – 1945.
Conclusion. The materials of the research allow to signifi cantly supplement the knowledge of the national history of the
war in general, and the history of the Ukrainian peasantry of this period as a holistic and multifaceted phenomenon.

Article Details

Section
The peasantry
Author Biographies

Olexander Perehrest, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy

Doctor of history, Professor, Professor of the Department of World History and International Relations, Bohdan
Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Cherkasy, Ukraine
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8606-4213
e-mail: kaf.vsesvit@ukr.net

Olena Titika , Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy

candidate of Historical Sciences, associate Professor of the Department of World History and International Relations,
Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Cherkasy, Ukraine
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3632-7534
e-mail: cherkassy_2013@ukr.net

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