Definitely agree with you on that and it's the sad truth of modern war.
You totally misunderstand world war 1 if that's what you think. As a soldier in WWI, you spent your nights in muddy trenches trying to get sleep against the pains of disease and just praying that their trench wasn't hit by a mortar. All knowing that the general would command them to attack the enemy line at the break of dawn. In which case, you'll be praying that your side's mortars destroyed all the enemy machine guns in the night, because if not, your squadron will be slaughtered. If that's not your experience in WWI, then your experience would be suffocating in agony on mustard gas or dying of disease.In WW2, you died of quicker wounds without as much terrifying, painful lead up to it.
I personally think WWI was worse because soldiers died in such barbaric ways : torn apart by artillery, shredded by machineguns while you were forced to charge with no cover and sometimes no ammunition, suffocated or burnt by gas, slowly eaten by rats as you were dying from your wounds, suffering from disease while living in a mud hole filled with rats, excrement, dead bodies, traumatized soldiers...
That's without factoring all the animals killed.
@October808 Yes, people tend to overlook how much animals were involved in this conflict.
@Adam_INTJ Well, I meant in general. What you explained is a perspective from people who were direclty involved in the war. Of course, all types of vilolence are cruel. Forced or not. The fight started by someone who were overwhelmed by FEAR to be harmed first. That's why I use ["protect"] because it's not true. Sorry for my sacarsm.
@October808 Absolutely right. Thanks to all who try to protect the environment and animals. They are warriors.
What because he died?
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No Cold War would have been nice. No United Nations would have been even nicer.
Not the allies, the French were the ones that wanted such punishment for Germany such as huge reparations that crippled them and led to the rise of Hitler. But it was the Germans who started it with a plan that was from 1905 calling for the capture of France in a few months. Once past the first August the war they knew would be protracted and I agree they should have called for peace.
@Jersey2 The French were still bitter about the war with Prussia before WWI so I guess it was a sort of revenge.
Definitely agree with you, so gruesome and horrible.
For the sake of stability and demographic preservation
Can you elaborate?
The Empires of Europe would've survived if the side with monarchies would've won.There is also a case for why Britain shouldn't have joined the war. Even though they were protecting the sovereignty of Belgium.
Eh I don't know about this. Rewriting History leads to a lot of unforeseen consequences.
Those crazy Centennials...
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