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World War One Changed Everything
« on: November 28, 2013, 06:10:56 AM »
I know this is an incredibly depressing subject.
I've been reading some history lately,...an analysis of logistics during World War One and World War Two,...
And, it amazed me just how COMPLETELY INSANE the political logic was that compelled the European countries that started World War One to start the whole thing.  :icon_eek: 
About 16 million people were killed in World War One,...
...And,...then, the sequel,...World War Two,...35 million people killed,...in addition to that,...the destruction of the economies of entire nations,...

Here is the book that I'm reading: The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, by Daniel Yergin    



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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 06:19:53 AM »
WWI was extremely complex
i seem to recall something about a prince or duke being assasinated by a group of rebels
but, go back in time a little, before that event
tensions were already high - the assasination was just the straw that broke the camel's back

the cause of WWII is a little clearer

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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 06:44:27 AM »
DAVE !!!   
What about World War Three ???
I'd say it's inevitable.   
...Between that and Global Warming,...I'm thinking it's time to move to Tasmania,...
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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 07:05:43 AM »
I'd say that it Apocalipsis as is - so, not hide carry taugh  :icon_rolleyes:

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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 07:17:02 AM »
Japan got involved in WWII because they were pissed about the US halting oil shipments
well - there were undoubtedly alterior motives for the US
we were probably stock-piling fuel for the inevitable entry into the war in Europe
but, Japan was pushing there way into what later became Viet Nam
i guess you might say that was the "excuse" given

as for WWIII - i'd say we're actually there, under the skin
it appears to be a Christian-Islamic thing, for now
but - China may get in there and it'll be a 3-way
or - they may just sit back and wait for the smoke to clear - walk in and clean up

anyways - the Muslims seem to set terrorist attacks on any non-Arab country they like
and - they don't get along very well amongst themselves (never have)
that's probably to our advantage
our weakness is the economy - our gov't can't afford to fight them the way they'd like to
that's a good thing, too, i think
the end result is - we have a "scaled down" world war - but they'd escalate it if they could

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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 03:02:13 AM »
 I'd comment : it's good to knew, that war is gown from somebody's busyness problems - and will attract somebody as business behalf - let's do together our's best, that ours problems will be less - to us for it even forum given  ::)

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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 07:43:55 AM »
I don't recall who started WW1, but I think Germany's economies were in shambles before both those wars.

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Re: World War One Changed Everything
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 08:47:35 AM »
I don't recall who started WW1, but I think Germany's economies were in shambles before both those wars.

The formal reason was the assassination of of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo. This diplomatic incident led directly to WWI after an Austrian ultimatum against Serbia, which was  partially rejected.

But things are much more complicated. Every history has a prehistory: The Fashoda Incident (1898), the Boxer Rebellion (1900), the Agadir Crisis (1909) (Panthersprung nach Agadir) etc. etc.

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