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[–] Approved 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

As the general's second-in-command said just before the big battle scene in Gladiator, "A people should know when they are beaten."

A Roman army would have raped the men too, just to drive that point home.

The Germans got off lucky that it was Russians and Siberians, not ancient Romans or Greeks.


[–] HarlandKornfeld14 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

The Soviets would've brutalized whoever the conquered rather they fought back or not. Submission would not equal satiation.