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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:37 AM
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Poll question: In the long run, which will turn out to be the worst war era for America?
Looking back from the distant future...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:47 AM
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1. Honestly, you really have to put the Civil War up there
We're still trying to heal from that one.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:33 AM
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6. WWI missing. Civil War missing.
Libya? Why not include Grenada?

God, I hate DU polls.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:50 AM
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2. WWII cost the most lives, however our nation was not divided.
Vietnam was the most divisive and deadlier than any of the other wars listed...though of course the more recent ones could yet reach that level if it goes on for many more years.

I agree with the other post here, however, that the Civil War was arguably the worst, as it was fought on U.S. soil and pitted friends and family against each other, destroying the economy of the South and laying havoc to much of the north with massive casualties.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:55 AM
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3. The US Civil War is the deadliest war 625,000 (WWII: 405,000) -eom
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:09 AM
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4. The Wawuh of Nawthen Aggression!
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:11 AM
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5. I'm only 21 so I have no idea. But I'm inclined to believe the current era is the worst.
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:10 AM
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11. I don't think the current era even comes close to the Civil War, Vietnam, or WWII
If it spreads to Iran, or if we wind up directly at war with a nuclear-armed Pakistan, then it might be up there.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:34 AM
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7. The war in Iran? I guess I better read this morning's paper to see what I missed.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:46 AM
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8. God help us all if there is a war waged against Iran.
Such a war will lead to oil pipelines across the Middle East being blown up or sabotaged by Iranian agents. Hezbollah will be firing rockets into Israel from southern Lebanon in retaliation and at the behest of Iran, and this might drag Lebanon into the war. Scud missiles from Iran would be landing on the Green Zone in Baghdad constantly, killing many people. Shia militias in the south of Iraq would be encouraged to rise up and attack US soldiers in Iraq at the encouragement of Iran. Israel might be dragged into the war if Iran fires scud missiles on Tel Aviv. Gas prices will be somewhere north of 5.00/gallon. The US economy would be wrecked by those ridiculous energy prices. We would need a draft lottery to raise the manpower necessary to occupy the country of Iran, which is three times the size of Iran in landmass and population and is infinitely more mountainous.

It would be a clusterfuck.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:00 AM
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9. Other, Our Civil War was the worst IMO
Well, so far that is.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:09 AM
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10. I voted "pre-WW1" for the same reason, the Civil War. n/t
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melm00se Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:40 PM
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12. other than outrage driven by the fact that folks are living in it today
today has absolutely nothing on the 1850-1875 and 1929-1945 eras
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