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Posted: 7/3/2003 12:41:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 12:45:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2003 12:45:57 PM EDT by hardcase]
Same with the Civil War. Xref Hun's thread.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 12:53:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2003 12:55:11 PM EDT by obershutze916]
The History Channel is running out of improper film footage, they have to take up their time with something. Besides, we all know the allies were in danger of loosing the war up to the day Germany surrendered. [;)] Edited to say that maybe the Americans really didn't "win" the war, they were just the luckiest bastards on earth every year of the war. [:D]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 5:58:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:51:20 PM EDT
Obviously it was a damn close run thing. No country goes to war expecting to lose it. But history shows that the starting country comes out behind most of the time. there are an awful lot of IF ONLYS for the war. See the thread on good decisions by Hitler, and/or bad decisions by Hitler. One of the worst reason for starting a war is the assumption that the enemy is going to do what you want them to do. Both the Germans and the Japanese didn't expect the US to fight, or if they did, not the way they did.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 6:54:29 PM EDT
These questions always remind me of the old Saturday Night live skits "What if" What if Naploean had a B-52 at Waterloo? What if Superman had been raised in Nazi Germany?
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 7:49:49 AM EDT
One of the worst reason for starting a war is the assumption that the enemy is going to do what you want them to do.
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And if they were correct in their assumptions there would be no surprises and we wouldn't have much to discuss here. Plans are generally good until the shooting starts.
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