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WWI Demons Live
USA Today, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Judy W., 8/5/2014 8:07:27 AM

World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don´t stop reading. For most Americans, the war is like algebra or frog anatomy — something you have to study briefly in school but then never have to think about again. Unlike World War II, with its unambiguous villains, epic battles and clear victory, World War I is a hot mess. Countries and forgotten empires declared war on each other in no small part because a bunch of aristocrats in funny clothes said they had to. Everything about World War I — from the seemingly ridiculous fighting techniques (who hasn´t watched a movie with

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/5/2014 8:43:02 AM     (No. 9953778)

IOW, America´s first "progressive" president gave us zippy and all of his oppressive government scandals. Thanks, leftists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Intentional, 8/5/2014 8:50:37 AM     (No. 9953793)

If you have never been to the WWI Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, it is worth the trip. It really helps put the whole thing into perspective.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/5/2014 9:02:45 AM     (No. 9953811)

Jonah is right, though he only scratches the surface.

For the aftermath of the war, and how it is so relevant now, read Paris 1919.

Wilson may well have been right up there (down there?) with Carter and Obie in the Worst President celllar.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/5/2014 9:05:19 AM     (No. 9953818)

(cont´d)

About trench warfare. It seemed like a good idea then. Far better than the previous kind of war where the opposing forces lined up, marched toward each other, and one side "won" the battle by slaughtering more than the other. Especially when artillery became involved.

Trench warfare is a form of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are significantly protected from the enemy´s small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery. The most prominent case of trench warfare is the Western Front in World War I. It has become a byword for stalemate, attrition and futility in conflict.[1]

Trench warfare occurred when a revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility, resulting in a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. In World War I, both sides constructed elaborate trench and dugout systems opposing each other along a front, protected from assault by barbed wire. The area between opposing trench lines (known as "no man´s land") was fully exposed to artillery fire from both sides. Attacks, even if successful, often sustained severe casualties.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_warfare

And don´t forget the gas, a major element in WWI.

When it comes to experiencing the horrors of trench warfare and WWI, Remarque´s book All Quiet On The Western Front remains the classic.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/5/2014 9:26:27 AM     (No. 9953859)

Jonah my friend,

How can you properly connect WWII to WWI, form the article: "Without World War I, you don´t get the second — a poignant irony given that the former was sold as the "war to end all wars." The terms imposed on Germany, described as a "Carthaginian peace" by John Maynard Keynes, made another war virtually inevitable."

Then you still say: "Unlike World War II, with its unambiguous villains" Hmmm.

WWI has plenty of villains and complexity. The inexorable connectivity to WWI in my mind muddies the pristine packaged view of good vs. evil we like to portray examining WWII in a vacuum. No doubt clear cut evil immerged from the morass but to take that out of context deprives us from the complete learning experience.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/5/2014 10:56:51 AM     (No. 9953996)

WWI never really was won or lost, it was ended by a piece of paper. If Germany had been defeated like in WWII maybe WWII wouldn´t have been needed. Millions dying is what you get with progressives, I fear for our future.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 8/5/2014 11:52:56 AM     (No. 9954063)

Trench warfare was actually first used in the War Between the States.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BamaMan, 8/5/2014 2:01:26 PM     (No. 9954209)

#7, that was the War of Northern Aggression.



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