Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money
doczoidberg: World War I was actually quite fascinating....I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.
Modguy: doczoidberg: World War I was actually quite fascinating....I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.Because it was brutal and bloody as hell, is my guess, and widely regarded as the epitome of failure in regards to the chaining treaty thing. It was by and large a massive, unmitigated clusterfark that pretty much can be pointed to as shaping the a lot of how the world is today. Setting the stage for World War 2, the impetus of the League of Nations, fall of Tsarist Russia and rise of the Soviet Union etc etc. It was and is MASSIVELY important, but it doesn't have the sweeping mystique of WW2. No true grand armies sweeping the map (with the exception of the Eastern Front). It was just a massive hell hole that lasted too long, killed too many, and gained no body anything meaningful. It's something that the Europeans tried to desperately forget, because it farked up so much.
Egoy3k: rebelyell2006: You mean the first, second and third Silesian Wars, the Second Italian War of Independence, the Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian Wars, and all of the brutal colonial wars? The American Revolution was mild, and the ACW had no political impact in Europe.Lets not get into a pissing contest about who had the most 'brutal' wars if we can help it but the Silesia wars were about 100 years prior to the ACW so my point about a 'modern' war should still apply. The casualties of the Franco-Prussian Wars and the Italian independence wars weren't even of the same order of magnitude as the ACW.I do agree that the American Revolutionary war was a shiatty example for me to use in terms of dates and casualties I just have it on the brain due to Assassins Creed 3.
Carousel Beast: Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money...says the man paying a monthly fee for a free message forum.
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