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CHAT: World War, was Re: CHAT: "have a Canadian day"

From:Brad Coon <bcoon@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 8, 2000, 1:26
Matt Pearson wrote:

> I suppose the only war that *truly* deserves the designation "world war" > is World War Two, since this is the only war which was ever fought on > a truly world-wide scale, with participants from all the major continents, > and battles throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania--not to mention all > the major oceans and seas.
Well, World War I met those criteria as well and remember, Japan was a combatant in that war as well. But your point is taken, WW2 certainly met the criteria in a more vigorous manner. Obconlang, my Nowan people were neutral in WW I although they did fight a brief war with the Japanese soon there after. In WW2 they fought against the Japanese but stayed on good terms with the Germans through out the war. A fact which caused no small amount of bitterness the-n and afterwards. In spite of having a common enemy, they only loosely cooperated with the US and basically not at all with the British. They invaded Hokkaido in 1945 and were preparing to do the same to Honshu when the bombs were dropped by the US. It was good for all that they did not invade the main island. Losses on both sides would have been much heavier than they had been in relatively lightly defended Hokkaido. Nowadays, the Nowans get along famously with the Japanese, the British, and still, the Germans, but have a fair amount of friction with the US, Russians, and the French. -- Brad Coon If its tourist season, why can't we shoot them?