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  •  WW1 hardly affected America the way it did in (9+ / 0-)

    Europe. America was only in the war for a year and a half and missed much of the slaughter, not to mention the destruction. !00,000 dead as opposed to a couple of million French or a million British/Commonwealth. Regimes fall, social orders changed, countries changed or even came into being.

     While it was Americas debut on the world stage, so to speak, life in the US pretty much carried on as before.
    Not quite the impact of WW2 and the social change it brought to American society.

    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 11:45:21 PM PST

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    •  Exactly, eastvan. And something else - (5+ / 0-)

      communication capabilities have improved as medical advances did. There were no where near the returning vets from WW1 as WW2, and we saw Vietnam on TV as well as the large numbers of vets.

      The vets from the recent Miiddle East actions are surviving wounds that would have doomed them in the world wars.

      Now we need to become the country they all fought for.

      “In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. Molly Ivins

      by glorificus on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 07:34:41 AM PST

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