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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 07:32 AM
Response to Reply #97
101. If we had won Vietnam decisively
it would be in the history books as a 'just' war. If the North had lost the Civil War to the South, it would have been written up as a mistake to have gotten involved.

The person I was responding to was talking about wars being legitimate, and my response is that only after a war has been fully and decisively won, the history writers for the winners get to declare it legitimate.

That's pretty much happened with the westward expansion of European colonies across the North American continent, isn't it?
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