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  •  How many men joined the military during the (2+ / 0-)
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    Great Depression?  

    The Ryan plan is also a way to increase our military so the rich can continue to use the poor to fight their wars.

    Nature created the human race, but humans created racism.

    by GrannyOPhilly on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 10:47:38 AM PDT

    •  That's a good question... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...one for which I lack an answer.

      However, keep in mind that the U.S. military was substantially smaller pre-World War II. Until the WWII and Cold War era, the idea of having a large, standing military was actually not all that popular in this country.

      Given that fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the military wasn't a viable way out of poverty for many people.

    •  Enlistment was restricted as there was not a need (1+ / 0-)
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      for more troops at that time.

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 11:16:38 AM PDT

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      •  My dad & 11 uncles were all in the armed forces (0+ / 0-)

        in the 1930's. Dad's ship searched for Ameila Earhart. Mom spent half the time w/her family in PA & the other half with his family in NY via Greyhound Bus. I'm sure one reason they all enlisted was financial. I don't know how the restrictions worked at the time. And back then, there was no GI Bill for college, so they worked for a living when they returned.  

        Nature created the human race, but humans created racism.

        by GrannyOPhilly on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 11:33:33 AM PDT

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