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From: Doesn't Frequently Mop on 15 Oct 2007 18:17
Make credence recognised that on Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:26:14 -0500,
erilar <drache(a)chibardun.net.invalid> has scripted:
>In article <a2l4h35oqr52q3dnc0p945b08csp451d15(a)4ax.com>,
> Hatunen <hatunen(a)cox.net> wrote:
>> As for millions of people, the
>> American Civil War didn't manage to kill even one million people.
>A goodly percentage of which were due to disease, at that.
Of which poverty and lousy nutrition played a great part.
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From: JohnT on 15 Oct 2007 18:21
"Doesn't Frequently Mop" <deepfreudmoors(a)eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote in
> Make credence recognised that on Sun, 14 Oct 2007 23:29:40 +0100,
> "JohnT" <johnSPAMNOT31(a)fastmail.fm> has scripted:
>>"Doesn't Frequently Mop" <deepfreudmoors(a)eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote
>>> Make credence recognised that on Sun, 14 Oct 2007 10:45:45 -0700,
>>> Hatunen <hatunen(a)cox.net> has scripted:
>>>>Is it your position that one need only study history back to
>>>>one's birth date? I concess that I wasn't alive until 1937. But
>>>>the events of the 1930s are still haunting the world.
>>> So are those of the year 0000.
>>There wasn't a year 0000. BC 1 was followed by AD 1. Neither the Greeks
>>the Romans were able to iterate.
> Were you one of the guys saying the millennium didn't start until
Yes, of course. It is self-evident.
From: d4g4h4 on 16 Oct 2007 05:15
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) <evgmsop(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
> Uhhhh.... In case you hadn't noticed, I, too, am a
> native-born citizen of that "young, upstart nation".
> However, unlike you I can perceive my country's faults.
Yes, but you exaggerate some of them in my opinion too. I've said this
before, and I'll say it again, for things I'm interested in (e.g.
classical music, visual arts, serious writing, drama, and gloriously
cheesy Hollywood movies!) the US is extremely vibrant. And influential,
but influences work both ways in a vibrant arts scene, and that's
certainly the case in the US too. I also find it ironic for someone who
loves opera that you don't seem to have much to say about the modern
opera scene. Presumably, it doesn't interest you, but new opera is alive
and well, and the two most popular opera composers living (and I mean
that in the audience sense) are Americans, much of their initial work
being commissioned by US opera houses and then exported. Adams and
(*) ... of the royal duchy of city south and deansgate
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From: Frank F. Matthews on 16 Oct 2007 12:45
Dave Smith wrote:
> "Frank F. Matthews" wrote:
>>>>Not a prayer. Either Napoleon or the Brits in India are way in the lead
>>>>without looking at the other involvement of the respective countries.
>>>Okay, then you can be number three, which is near the top.
>>You want some more candidates? The Muslim Caliphates? The Mongols
>>Khans? Shall we continue to explore history?
> We could list some of conflicts the US has been in:
> The American Revolution
> The Indian Wars ..... many of them from 12275 to 1890
> Shays Rebellion
> The Whiskey Rebellion
> Quasi-War with France
> Fries's Rebellion
> The Barbary Wars
> War if 181
> 2Mexican US War
> US Slave Rebellions
> Bleeding Kandas
> US Civil War
> US Intervention in Jawaiin Revolution
> Spanish American War
> US Intervention in Somoan civil war
> US-Philippine war
> Boxer Rebellion
> The Moro Wars
> US Intervention in Panamanian Revolution
> The Banana Wars
> Pershings Raids into Mexico
> World War I
> Allied intervention in Russian Civil War
> World War II
> Korean War
> Dominican Intervention
> US - Libya Conflict
> US Intervention in Lebanon
> US Intervention in grenada
> US Invasion of Panama
> Desert Storm
> Somali Intervention
> Desert Fox Campaign
> Afghan War
> Iraqi Invasion
Since you are including local insurrections under 3 dozen does leave
them well off the league tables.
From: Frank F. Matthews on 16 Oct 2007 12:49
Doesn't Frequently Mop wrote:
> Make credence recognised that on Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:26:14 -0500,
> erilar <drache(a)chibardun.net.invalid> has scripted:
>>In article <a2l4h35oqr52q3dnc0p945b08csp451d15(a)4ax.com>,
>>Hatunen <hatunen(a)cox.net> wrote:
>>>As for millions of people, the
>>>American Civil War didn't manage to kill even one million people.
>>A goodly percentage of which were due to disease, at that.
> Of which poverty and lousy nutrition played a great part.
Actually some modernization of weapons together with a lack of knowledge
of infection pretty much did the job.