WWI. Source: Imgur.. and meanwhile in Scandinavia. WWI Source: Imgur and meanwhile in Scandinavia
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#2 - koojot
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(11/12/2013) [-]
and meanwhile in Scandinavia.
and meanwhile in Scandinavia.
#4 to #2 - achphoenix
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(11/12/2013) [-]
almost, germany had us in a mild necklock for a moment there
#115 to #4 - angelious
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(11/13/2013) [-]
And finland had to ally with germanny because russia attacked us


i think sweden was the only one that that picture describes
#120 to #115 - achphoenix
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well... Norway too...
but finland isnt scandinavian, its nordic
#121 to #120 - angelious
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i think germanny wanted to assault norway through finland.

also finland is considered "fennosh-skandinavia" but usually just shortened into "skandinavia" so you are part correct and i was wrong
#122 to #121 - achphoenix
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i would like to use this artwork by humon to illustrate how the north works, in her words.
I hope this clears it up.
#123 to #122 - angelious
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im from finland myself.i know how it works.but if i recall correctly from my biology classes the fennos skandinavia includes everybody within the plate(mannerlaatta(cba to google)) wich includes both russia and norway too...or atleast russia...not norway i think...
#114 to #2 - kirkbot ONLINE
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(11/13/2013) [-]
you mean Switzerland
#9 - OsamaBinLadenz
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Do people actually think Americans think we won against Germany? We don't. We made it pretty clear in our history classes that Britain and France had it, but that we helped out a bit.
#18 to #9 - anon
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I was raised in Alabama. People here like to pretend that all the good thing in the world come from or are caused by America. Whether or not we really had a huge impact in WW1 is irrelevant since we jumped in at the end and added a bit of extra muscle
#21 to #18 - OsamaBinLadenz
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Well, we did help; it definitely took some of the death toll off of Britain and France, considering how deadly the war was. They could've done it themselves, but without us it probably would be a higher mortality rate on their part. Our help, no matter how little nor how big, should still be welcomed. It's the intention of the whole thing.
#36 to #21 - droysters ONLINE
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If I recall correctly, Russia had just left the war and Germany was moving the troops on the eastern front to France, which I think would have overwhelmed the British and French forces. America arrived in time to halt the advance of the German troops. That is what I can remember off the top of my head, so it may not be very accurate.
#23 to #9 - mistafishy
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WWII Was a different story... but yeah, I agree completely as an American.

But WWII, man... Everyone would've been ****** if Japan and Germany played smart...
#25 to #23 - OsamaBinLadenz
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Oh yeah. Hitler especially. His advisors helped him make some pretty smart conquers. If he had listened to them more around the end, and Japan hadn't been nuked, I wonder how deadly that would've been.
#29 to #25 - ohemgeezus ONLINE
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The funniest thing is that Hitler idolized Napoleon, even went to Napoleon's memorial and gave a moment of silence, and then made the same exact mistake Napoleon did by trying to **** around with Russia.
#26 to #25 - mistafishy
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But think about having no US intervention, no pearl harbor, no Lusitania...

America's pretext would've been shattered; the divided public would see no need for intervention until Britain was flying a swastika, and Africa was baking pizzas while Manchuria learned Japanese.

At least that's how I see it... but the axis didn't check itself so it "spun out" so to speak.
#28 to #26 - OsamaBinLadenz
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Oh yeah. Our involvement was definitely needed in WWII. It's weird though... even though WWII was terrible, many good things came out of it, as well... we have interesting history lessons, the technological advancements were extraordinary, etc. I only wonder what it would've been like if we didn't wait to get into WWII.
#62 to #28 - deathchain
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Many good things came out of it, sure, but many bad things came out too. The USA and USSR ****** over a lot of smaller countries during the Cold War, countries that still haven't recovered.
#63 to #62 - OsamaBinLadenz
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Very true. It's really curious, seeing all that would've happened if certain things didn't.
#69 to #63 - deathchain
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Everything got pretty lopsided by the end of the war. There was technological progress unlike anything we'd ever seen before in some countries, while others practically collapsed back into the stone age.

I think our technological development would have come along slower, but overall the world would have been way better off as a whole. The Cold War lasted for 44 years (1947 - 1991). That's two generations of society that didn't know a world that wasn't in the Cold War. And with the way things are going now, even 22 years later, it's going to be a long time until the effects finally disappear.
#33 to #28 - mistafishy
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Well, that's where speculation gets complicated...

Many Americans liked Hitler, many supported the English... But which side would we have entered on is the hardest question to ask if we were to answer it in 1939.

I think the turnout would not have been much different if we simply entered earlier with the Allies, but the death toll would be much, MUCH heftier... You can only fit so many men and guns in France at one time.
#11 - allamericandude
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We Americans don't really think we won WWI by ourselves. That's an unfair stereotype. Everyone is taught in elementary school that the US helped end the stalemate, that's all. We were on the winning side, and we did benefit hugely from the outcome of the war, but we weren't alone.
#27 - schmidtycent
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(11/13/2013) [-]
*ahem*......you're welcome
#42 to #27 - lightninghorse
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just saying, it's WWI canada was not a country yet just think of it as part of britain
#44 to #42 - notanonyay
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except it was a country....for just over 40 years....
#45 to #44 - lightninghorse
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it was not yet independent, it did not get to decide whether it went to war or dictate it's own actions.

British North America Act, 1867, an act of the Parliament of Great Britain established the entity that has evolved into what we are now. But, we were still subject to Britain's parliament, and didn't have a supreme court, the hightest court of appeal was the Privy Council in the UK.

Then there was the Statute of Westminster, 1931. I don't remember all that much about it, except that it was pivotal. The final thing was when we got the ability to create and modify our own constitution through the Constitution Act of 1982.

i believe it truly came into itself in 1931, becoming a self governing country and entering world war 2 to great effect.
#46 to #45 - notanonyay
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Let's be honest...if Britain went to war...Canada would probably follow suit, even today but I get what you're saying
#51 to #46 - lightninghorse
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well of course, we are allies. we do try to do the right thing. and if we had the power to choose we would have joined the allies in WWI, no question about it.   
   
it's just that sometimes i feel like canadians go overboard with the whole "CANADA IS BEST COUNTRY, EH?" thing. i am canadian; we are not perfect, we can't truthfully say that we have the best country, and we are young as far as countries go.    
   
but we have done a good job with the time we've been a country; we've been a part of one (two if you really want to) of the largest wars in history, we have free health care (sure it doesn't cover everything and it makes things expensive, but people shouldn't have to die because they can't pay for things), and we've invented quite a few amazing things,though we can't claim to be #1 in everything (or even most things). what i can claim is that i am proud too be canadian and i am proud of the way my country acts (in most things).    
so i say even though we missed out on the opportunity to have a moose as our national animal, I AM PROUD TO BE CANADIAN.
well of course, we are allies. we do try to do the right thing. and if we had the power to choose we would have joined the allies in WWI, no question about it.

it's just that sometimes i feel like canadians go overboard with the whole "CANADA IS BEST COUNTRY, EH?" thing. i am canadian; we are not perfect, we can't truthfully say that we have the best country, and we are young as far as countries go.

but we have done a good job with the time we've been a country; we've been a part of one (two if you really want to) of the largest wars in history, we have free health care (sure it doesn't cover everything and it makes things expensive, but people shouldn't have to die because they can't pay for things), and we've invented quite a few amazing things,though we can't claim to be #1 in everything (or even most things). what i can claim is that i am proud too be canadian and i am proud of the way my country acts (in most things).
so i say even though we missed out on the opportunity to have a moose as our national animal, I AM PROUD TO BE CANADIAN.
#89 to #51 - derkarus ONLINE
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How about that Rob Ford?
It's a joke, I'm canadian as well, barely, southern Ontario.
#37 to #27 - whyunofeellucky
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Thank you, people tend to forget how much Canada affect the war, and Canada.
We weren't very sorry.
#38 to #37 - schmidtycent
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I like to think we're the gentle giant. Slow to anger, but look the **** out when you rile us up, drop the hockey sticks, and pick up our rifles. It's ************* business time
#24 - coonster
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(11/13/2013) [-]
>mfw I'm Serbian and my grandparents taught me it was everyone else's fault
#30 to #24 - whyunofeellucky
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No prob, most Serbs tend to be full of **** when it comes to the truth.
Excuse my racism, Hungarian/Albanian pride swelling up a bit.
#35 to #30 - coonster
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Yeah no problem, I'm not really biased... and I honestly don't care because I wasn't actually born there, and I don't have the heritage of Serbs
#108 to #24 - djoka
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Basicaly it wasnt everyones fault,but it wasnt Serbian fault You need to login to view this link was done by young man who didnt have support of the kingdom of Serbia.He killed Frantz Ferdinand in Sarajevo,on great Serbian holiday (Imagine if Hirohito occupied U.S and went to Alamo to attend Japanese army parade on 4th of july,wouldnt you kill him).Austro-Hungary (not only Austria) sent ultimatum to Serbia,and Serbs accepted all demands except demand that Serbia basicaly dismantles entire police force and let A-H empire do police work.That is when the war begun.
#92 to #24 - Crusader
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It is and it isn't.

You guys did kill the next in line for power sparking the war. But it was a pretty justified massacre
#1 - mraye
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(11/12/2013) [-]
Greatest Bar Fight Ever.
#16 to #1 - shadowsmartyr
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The bar fight to end all bar fights!
#13 - anon
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I didn't see the part about Japan punching America. Ya know, Pearl Harbor?
#58 to #13 - Loppytaffy
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You know that America forced Japan to take action because America was blockading Japan and the citizens were starving?
#86 to #58 - damping
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We didn't blockade Japan you twat. We stopped trading with them. Since were supplied most of their oil, iron and food, they were kind of ******, but they could have traded with others if anyone actually wanted to trade with them.
#15 to #13 - shadowsmartyr
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that was WWII his is WWI
#19 to #13 - douchenugget
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WWII
#31 to #13 - steamwhistler
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well, you're ******* stupid.
#32 to #13 - whyunofeellucky
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Although Germany DID attack that one American boat, giving US the reason to join the war LATE.
But right when the Russians called quits... coincidence?
#40 to #13 - riverofchex
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Wrong war. That was WWII.
#22 to #13 - Stansnowman
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That was WW2
#67 - themurp
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Wasn't america against making Germany pay reparations?
#68 to #67 - mrmcput
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Yes
#74 to #67 - lordcaboose
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Woodrow Wilson (then the president) was actually for being very lenient with Germany. It was mostly France and maybe Britain (I can't remember their exact role) that wanted to punish Germany. They did this because of their anger at losing the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71.
#84 to #74 - Warcom ONLINE
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Britain actually tried to be firm and fair, they wanted Germany to pay but they did not want to cripple Germany, France on the other hand was out for blood
#90 to #74 - Crusader
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I wouldn't say it was just about losing that war.

I would say a lot of would have to do the devastation of the French countryside.
#126 to #90 - lordcaboose
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Also a fair point, I just thought that it would be a bit of a given that they would be angry over that.
#10 - legyplegy
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I imagined it all with Hetalia characters. I was not disappointed.
I imagined it all with Hetalia characters. I was not disappointed.
#56 to #10 - prasopchai
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Why not poland ball version?
#60 to #56 - Loppytaffy
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Because hetalia is actually funny.
And visually pleasing.
#7 - sparkofinsanity
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Kinda inaccurate at the end. While the Treaty of Paris did end up unfairly blaming Germany for the whole thing and demanding that Germany pay full reparations for the war, America did pay Germany millions of dollars after the war and pretty much saved the German economy. That is, until Hitler came around and made Germany a world power again.