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RE: emotion control

(11-15-2011 10:43 AM).Manicrose. Wrote:  Well of course. The US only "helps" other countries if they can get something out of it themselves.

Yep. If there's anyone here who can see past the glare of WWII, there's a little something called WWI, or The Great War as it was called before Hitler's rise to power. Europe started on another of its squabbles, something it has been fond of doing throughout history, except this time better weapons made defense reign supreme. Our president, Winston Churchill (a scholarly fellow, not a politician) worked tirelessly to sign treaties to keep everyone from killing each other, culminating in the Treaty of Versailles, which was supposed to keep Europe from caving in on itself. Unfortunately, the Allied Powers had a bit of a thing against Germany, and wanted revenge, so they didn't invite Germany to the treaty signing, and it ended up being pretty harsh on the Germans. One of the biggest, most important parts of the treaty was the founding of the League of Nations, which was supposed to be a big friendship pact saying, "We all agree not to hurt each other and to protect our members if one of us gets attacked." Even though our president was the driving force behind the treaty, Congress refused to pass it, since they would effectively be giving up the right to declare war. Also, since the U.S. had lent lots of money to the other Allies, we wanted our money back, and joining the League of Nations would have nullified those debts.
So basically, instead of joining the club our president founded, and giving up on monetary gain to help Europe get back on its feet, we went back into isolationism and allowed the other European countries to plunder Germany, causing German unrest, and of course, the rise of the Third Reich. All in the name of war debts and power.

And that, my friends, is what you learn if you can manage to stay awake in U.S. History.

"I have been allotted months of futility,
and nights of misery have been assigned to me.
When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’
The night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn." Job 7:3-4

Both of my parents are teachers. My body is bound, but my mind is free.
11-15-2011 02:55 PM
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emotion control - SoulRiser - 08-30-2006, 09:49 PM
RE: emotion control - SH☮TGUNHEⒶRT - 11-15-2011, 08:43 AM
RE: emotion control - .Manicrose. - 11-15-2011, 10:43 AM
RE: emotion control - Story and Myth - 11-15-2011 02:55 PM
RE: emotion control - jnkbortka - 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM
RE: emotion control - IamNoone - 12-22-2011, 09:51 AM
RE: emotion control - .Manicrose. - 12-22-2011, 10:24 AM
RE: emotion control - aCol - 12-23-2011, 12:33 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 08-30-2006, 09:54 PM
[] - Freak - 08-30-2006, 10:12 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 12:16 AM
[] - Freak - 08-31-2006, 12:56 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 08-31-2006, 01:35 AM
RE: - Stadium - 11-15-2011, 08:23 AM
[] - Cilaos - 08-31-2006, 02:33 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 08-31-2006, 02:55 AM
[] - Mom - 08-31-2006, 04:06 AM
[] - modest mouse - 08-31-2006, 10:33 AM
[] - Freak - 08-31-2006, 02:09 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 07:48 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 08:01 PM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 08-31-2006, 10:08 PM
[] - Rebelnerd - 09-01-2006, 12:34 AM
[] - Freak - 09-02-2006, 12:51 AM
[] - Cilaos - 09-02-2006, 01:00 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 09-02-2006, 01:39 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 09-02-2006, 02:18 AM
Re: emotion control - SurvivalWarrior - 02-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Re: - Liquid - 02-11-2009, 08:53 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:12 AM
Re: emotion control - Rebelnerd - 02-11-2009, 09:16 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Re: emotion control - Hanny - 02-11-2009, 09:43 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:46 AM

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