History Learner wrote: ↑
29 Nov 2021 08:40
Also, on a personal note, would you care to post your sources for this? It would definitely be useful for future debates haha.
Here's the corrected table:
I built it using various sources.
To start with, this page
provides Soviet archival data for yearly mobilization. It shows:
1943: 5,901,436 conscripts, of whom 4,046,803 from the RSFSR
1944: 4,646,250 conscripts, of whom 1,890,967 from the RSFSR
1945 (January - April): 551,243 conscripts, of whom 288,830 from the RSFSR
Total: 11,098,929 conscripts, of whom 6,226,600 from the RSFSR
This leaves 4,872,329 from outside the RSFSR. We know from Schadenko's report
that on 1/1/1943, 1,027,140 men were available for frontline and rear duty in the Central Asian and Caucasus republics. Assuming all were conscripted, this leaves 3,845,189 for the non-RSFSR liberated territories.
Vast RSFSR territories were also liberated in 1943/44, however. To arrive at an estimate for these, let's look at the percent of the pre-war population that was conscripted in the liberated territory of the 6 western republics:
3,845,189 / 57,698,000 = 6.66%
In late 1942, Germany occupied territories with a pre-war population of 79,972,000
. This means that RSFSR territories with a pre-war population of 22,274,000 were occupied at the time.
Let's assume the same ratio held for conscription within those liberated territories:
22,274,000 x 0.0666 = 1,484,414
We can now rank four of the five sources of conscripts for the second half of the war:
1. Recovered territories, other republics: 3,845,189
2. 1925 - 1927 age classes, RSFSR: 2,188,420
3. Recovered territories, RSFSR: 1,484,414
4. Central Asia / Caucasus republics: 1,027,140
For a total of 8,545,163 conscripts. The balance, 2,553,766 men, would have been conscripted by combing out the RSFSR.
Let's test our balance sheet against Soviet archival data:
1. Combing outs, RSFSR: 2,553,766
2. Central Asia / Caucasus republics: 1,027,140
Which can be compared to 3,557,751 men
still available (excluding 1925 - 1927 age classes) on 1/1/1943 according to Schadenko, a 99.4% match.
This means that over 1/1/1943 - 5/1/1945, about 5,329,603 men were conscripted from liberated territories and 5,769,326 from territories held on 1/1/1943. But then 1,891,200 men were also demobilized to work in industry / staff the NKVD over the same period, so the net manpower additions amounted to:
1. Recovered territories: 5,329,603
2. Territories held on 1/1/1943: 3,878,126
For a total of 9,207,729 net conscripts, of whom 58% came from the liberated areas.
Of the new age classes conscripted within the RSFSR, the periods of mobilization were:
1925: January - March 1943
1926: November 1943 - January 1944
1927: November 1944 - January 1945
The class of 1927 was only partially called-up, with (presumably) men in reserved occupations never getting their mobilization papers.