Favorite post WWII conflict



  • Which post WWII conflict do you study most? What reason do you have for making your choice?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    “Let’s all go to Vietnam!”



  • I voted for the Gulf War, in part because while I expected to go I did not expect to be as one-sided as it turned out.  Praise to George Bush (the first) and General Swartzkopf <sp?>fer getting it done before the politicians could mess another one up.

    I also voted for the six day way cause that was a mess that really turned around.  It also helped us recognize that tanks needed another look.</sp?>



  • The Boer War



  • I chose the Falkland War. The war had battles from the air, ground and sea.

    My second choice was the The Yom Kippur War, also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. This war had some serious tank battles.



  • The Boer War

    ???

    Post WWII conflit…
    Boer war is before WWI…dude!!!



  • @crusaderiv:

    The Boer War

    ???

    Post WWII conflit…
    Boer war is before WWI…dude!!!

    I was wondering when someone was going to respond this post.


  • '10

    I voted for the Gulf war and for Korea. My former Marine Div. was at the Frozen Chosin prior to my time in that Div. (1st Marine Div.) I dont see how I could have existed in that cold. Glad I missed that one. Of course I was just a kid then and may have been too dumb to know if I was cold or not.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    ANYONE who battled the Ill’s of Communisn in the face of the world’s bitter extremes in a Hero.  NO greater human beings exsist.

    Glad your unit was out there Fish, and if you had been amongst them - the patriotism in your heart, and hatred of your despicable enemies, would have kept your warm.


  • '10

    I voted for the Korean War and Vietnam.

    They were both continuation fo struggles from WW2



  • I chose other, the Cuban Missile Crisis. It just amazes me how close the world came to utter destruction with in those couple of weeks. And what would have happened if Kennedy had authorized stronger action against Cuba. If anything would have lead to world war III it would have defiantly been this conflict if things had gone south.



  • @crusaderiv:

    The Boer War

    ???

    Post WWII conflit…
    Boer war is before WWI…dude!!!

    From what I have seen of his posts ‘Idi Amin’ is just a troll. And a poor one at that. I try to ignore anything he says and await the day he is banned.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    I chose other, the Cuban Missile Crisis. It just amazes me how close the world came to utter destruction with in those couple of weeks. And what would have happened if Kennedy had authorized stronger action against Cuba. If anything would have lead to world war III it would have defiantly been this conflict if things had gone south.

    Kennedy was a coward.  If we had gone in, we would have WON.  And the Big Red Dog would have been obliterated.

    The saddest reality, is Patton had it right, we should have attacked Russia, whilst we still had the nuke and they didn’t.

    Moscow would have got smashed, and we could have been Liberators.

    The rest of the world wouldn’t have been so fked up after that.



  • @molinar13:

    I chose other, the Cuban Missile Crisis. It just amazes me how close the world came to utter destruction with in those couple of weeks. And what would have happened if Kennedy had authorized stronger action against Cuba. If anything would have lead to world war III it would have defiantly been this conflict if things had gone south.

    The 1973 Arab-Israeli War pushed the Super Powers close to war also. The Soviets threaten to send 100,000 paratroopers into Israel, if the Israeli counter attack did not hault it’s advance into Egypt.



  • @ABWorsham:

    @molinar13:

    I chose other, the Cuban Missile Crisis. It just amazes me how close the world came to utter destruction with in those couple of weeks. And what would have happened if Kennedy had authorized stronger action against Cuba. If anything would have lead to world war III it would have defiantly been this conflict if things had gone south.

    The 1973 Arab-Israeli War pushed the Super Powers close to war also. The Soviets threaten to send 100,000 paratroopers into Israel, if the Israeli counter attack did not hault it’s advance into Egypt.

    You bring a another conflict that could have easily, become a much bigger war. I do agree with Gargantua, Patton did have the right idea. I mean just look at most of the conflicts post WWII some would not have occurred had the USSR been defeated before hand.



  • the ruwanda genoside



  • @cminke:

    the ruwanda genoside

    The Ruwanda conflict is considered part of the Second Congo War. The war is also known as The Africa World War because it directly involved eight African nations, as well as about 25 armed groups.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    The war is also known as The Africa World War because it directly involved eight African nations, as well as about 25 armed groups.

    When’s the next one of those going to be, so I can get my popcorn ready?



  • lol


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    @ABWorsham:

    The Ruwanda conflict is considered part of the Second Congo War. The war is also known as The Africa World War because it directly involved eight African nations, as well as about 25 armed groups.

    It’s interesting that the amount of armed groups outnumbered the amount of countries by a factor of three to one.



  • I’m at a loss guys, torn between the Korean Conflict and Chinese Civil War, both for scholarly reasons and personal ones, I researched into.

    Though, the many regional conflicts within Asia and Africa after European decolonization also qualify.


  • 2020 2019 2018 '16 '15 '11 '10

    Angola.



  • I chose other. I’m all for the War between United Nations Space Command and the Covenent Military. WHAT! you didnt say it had to be real. Also I think Patton was a good general but as a person i dont like him. Were talking about war so comfortably but in reality its hell. Im no soldier but trust me its not pretty. War with the Russians would have been a catastrophy. Russia had people in the insaide already. Stalin new about the A Bomb when Roosevelt told him. Also look at Russia! Its big and cold. Not like tiny islands in the Pacific or state sized countries in Europe. Also those russians were hard core. They lost it all. There homes, there family, there lives. They had nothing to lose. We decided to share the power. If one nation is all powerful they make enemies. If we COULD have conquered the Soviets then everyone would have ganged up on us. They wouldnt like us using the A Bomb on those poor Russians who already lost it all. Then we have WWIV and we make a nuclear winter. But there’s obiously something else at work in this world other than superpowers. If Germany was ment to collapse then the Soviets were ment to collapse as well. And thats an encouraging thought  🙂



  • @Pvt.Ryan:

    I chose other. I’m all for the War between United Nations Space Command and the Covenent Military. WHAT! you didnt say it had to be real. Also I think Patton was a good general but as a person i dont like him. Were talking about war so comfortably but in reality its hell. Im no soldier but trust me its not pretty. War with the Russians would have been a catastrophy. Russia had people in the insaide already. Stalin new about the A Bomb when Roosevelt told him. Also look at Russia! Its big and cold. Not like tiny islands in the Pacific or state sized countries in Europe. Also those russians were hard core. They lost it all. There homes, there family, there lives. They had nothing to lose. We decided to share the power. If one nation is all powerful they make enemies. If we COULD have conquered the Soviets then everyone would have ganged up on us. They wouldnt like us using the A Bomb on those poor Russians who already lost it all. Then we have WWIV and we make a nuclear winter. But there’s obiously something else at work in this world other than superpowers. If Germany was ment to collapse then the Soviets were ment to collapse as well. And thats an encouraging thought  🙂

    People have the tendency to assume that things always turn out well in the end; or that things happen for a reason. Generally–and especially when applied to human history–that assumption is based on our own need to believe in something reassuring, rather than empirical evidence.

    The Soviet Union was the most evil regime in human history. Period. It survived WWII not because it was more moral than Germany, but because it was bigger, stronger, and had more powerful allies. The tarantula sometimes eats the bird. The bad guy sometimes wins. The Soviet victory in WWII was one of those times.

    You mentioned your personal dislike of General Patton. My own opinion of him was exactly the opposite. Despite his hard exterior and rough and tumble ways, he was a man of basic decency. A moral human, when confronted with a monstrosity like the Soviet Union, ought to react much as Patton did. If someone doesn’t, it suggests there’s something missing. Maybe that something is simple information–for example about how the Soviet government actually acted.


    I handled hundreds of signals to all parts of the Soviet Union which were couched in the following form:
    “To N.K.V.D., Frunze. You are charged with the task of exterminating 10,000 enemies of the people. Report results by signal.–Yezhov.”

    And in due course the reply would come back:

    “In reply to yours of such-and-such date, the following enemies of the Soviet people have been shot.”

    ----Former Soviet Spy-Chief Vladimir Petrov


    The above describes the reign of terror unleashed within the Soviet Union itself for the sole purpose of keeping its citizens in-line. During the latter stages of WWII that terror spread westward into the very heart of Europe. FDR was fine with that, and Churchill convinced himself that on some level he could trust Stalin. These attitudes were either the result of moral failure or willful self-deception. The below quote gives a brief taste of what happened when the Red Terror spread into Germany.


    Antony Beevor describes [the Soviet invasion of Germany] as the “greatest phenomenon of mass rape in history”, and has concluded that at least 1.4 million women were raped in East Prussia, Pomerania and Silesia alone.[17] According to Natalya Gesse, “the Russian soldiers were raping every German female from eight to eighty.”[18] Soviet[19] and Jewish[20] women were raped also.


    Also,


    The Red Army’s violence against the local German population during the occupation of eastern Germany often led to incidents like that in Demmin, a small city conquered by the Soviets in the spring of 1945. Despite its surrender, nearly 900 civilians committed suicide, fueled by instances of pillaging, rape, and executions.[citation needed]


    Any Soviet victory cannot be described as “good.” Nor can the Soviet Union legitimately be described as “the lesser of two evils” in relation to any other nation whatever.

    The American Communist Party took its orders from Moscow. The Soviets realized that the United States was too strong to conquer from the outside, and so sought to promote revolution from the inside. But they also knew the United States was internally much stronger than czarist Russia had been. For the hoped-for revolution to take place, the existing social order first had to be destroyed or severely weakened. That meant the following:

    • Destroying the American family by promoting divorce, radical feminism, and the end of traditional marriage.
    • Destroying traditional morality
    • Destroying religion
    • Destroying race and the existence of race through immigration and through changing attitudes about miscegenation
    • Destroying patriotism

    The American Communist movement was particularly powerful in the '60s. Some of the ideas they attempted (with various success) to insert into the public consciousness included the following:

    • Radical feminism and female hate of men
    • The idea that criminals are heroes and social revolutionaries for opposing the existing (evil) social order
    • The idea that the white race is bad; and that whites should hate their own race

    To varying degrees these ideas influenced mainstream American culture and American law. For example, many in the mainstream adopted a watered-down version of the communists’ view of criminals. Criminals were now portrayed as victims (of poverty, racism, and social injustice) rather than victimizers and a source of social injustice. Anti-crime laws were weakened, the culture became far more tolerant of crime, and (expectedly) the crime rate became much higher in the '60s than it had been in the '50s. Those who were raped and murdered as a result of this crime spree were a distant echo of the hate, rape, and mass murder the Red Army had perpetrated as it moved westward into Germany.

    There is only one appropriate response to the evil of Soviet communism. One must oppose it completely, totally, ruthlessly, and wholeheartedly. There is no moral distinction between the leaders of the communist movement and a man who has broken into your house for the sole purpose of raping and murdering your family. None. The attitudes you have toward that man must also be applied to the communist movement. Any other mindset is far too mild.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Where do I sign up to fight Kurt?

    People fail to realize that like a chemical or nuclear weapon, the after effects of communism and it’s social attempts to destroy western culture are still replete today.  We suffer from them everywhere. People think communism lost, and on the surface that may be,  but we’ve lost too.  There are too many Americans that hate America.  There are people who go around calling themselves patriots, believing in thier cause, destroying their own country right in front of them, without even realizing it.  This was the Soviet intent.

    The Damage is done intergenerationally, and only through concious acceptance, a TRUE sense of community, and objective education, can it be resolved.

    This is truelly THE post WWII conflict, and in theory - not a shot was fired.

    You ever wonder why when you walk around downtown, you get the sense that society is sick?  That’s because it is, it’s suffering effects of social weaponization, and disease - that were BY DESIGN.  Never forget that.  Best thing you can do is take your cup full, tell others, and help them find the places where they feel they belong, in their communities, in their families, and with each other.

    Also never forget, that there are individuals out there promoting the same ill’s that still erode western culture.  They Must be STOPPED.

    Ever notice that when you went to school they made you feel like Western Culture was Bad/Wrong?  That you should hate America (Certainly a fact in Canada) that you should feel sorry for the things your ancestors are accussed of and pay for them?  That when someone steals your wallet it’s YOUR fault.  And that doing the right thing isn’t doing the right thing anymore?

    I could go on…  But I won’t to save this post from becoming political, and being removed by moderators.

    Just remember that although Russian Communism “on the surface” fell in this “Post WWII Conflict”, that we still lost too.


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