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America, the land of civilisation

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Lets be Honest!
The Revolutionary War - 783
The War -
The Mexican American War -
The American Civil War -
The Spanish American War -
The Indian American Wars -1??
World War I -
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Cold War 19% -1992
The Vietnam War -
The Invasion of Grenada -
The Invasion of Panama - 1989
Operation Desert Storm
Operation United Shield
Operation Determined Falcon
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation moi Freedom
Operation Freedom Falcon 2011-
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We have been a country for 235 years.
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Submitted: 08/03/2013
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User avatar #22 - TimBisley (08/04/2013) [-]
>thinking the cold war was an actual war
User avatar #9 - anonibusii (08/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Yes, because you were in the two World Wars right from the start!
#5 - belwas (08/03/2013) [-]
The invasion of Grenada lasted a few weeks and resulted in less than 100 deaths. Besides the timeline being incorrect, it as more like the U.S, bullying Grenada then an actual war.
User avatar #2 - themongoose (08/03/2013) [-]
I wanted to thumb this, but one major discrepancy blew it for me: Desert storm was 90-91 and only 6 months long, yet you count two years instead of .5 years. This leads me to believe that the rest of them are probably just as skewed.

I am not saying you are wrong, this country has always been a warmonger from inception, but the facts need to be correct. Good day sir.
User avatar #24 - tacolishous ONLINE (08/04/2013) [-]
1783 to 1812= 29 years
1814 to 1836= 22 years
1848 to 1861= 13 years
1865 to 1897= 32 years
1918 to 1941= 23 years
1945 to 1962= 17 years
1973 to 1983= 10 years
The rest add up to 12 years ( the gaps were small so I just lumped them together)

The "Indian American Wars" was really just America pushing the Native Americans out of their land, then the Native Americans retaliating and killing settlers on the land they were removed from, then the US military retaliating against the Natives, killing pretty much any Native they met. It wasn't a war and that, along with the Cold War, are what make this work. But, surprise, the US and USSR never went to war. The whole idea behind a "Cold War" is that it's a war that isn't fought and both sides just try to outdo the other.

So actually, there have been 158 years of peace for the United States. If I did some math wrong, feel free to correct me.
#8 - kingoflint (08/04/2013) [+] (3 replies)
So, the Cold War should be replaced by all of the proxy wars the US was involved in during that time. ie Korea, Greece, etc. Not to mention various smaller conflicts not listed so I'd wager there wasn't a single year without war by that definition. Then again some people like to claim Vietnam wasn't a war so
User avatar #10 to #8 - ketchupshinobi ONLINE (08/04/2013) [-]
Thing is that congress hasn't technically declared war since WWII. It's authorized and funded military engagements, but not war. The difference between the two is just semantics at best though.
#6 - belwas (08/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Plus, does the Cold War even count?
#4 - lordmacflurri (08/03/2013) [-]
My country was at war with some island group in the English channel from 1600 something until 1987.
#3 - leathermanshadow (08/03/2013) [+] (5 replies)
We have a good record, mostly wins, one tie, and one loss.
#30 - thefirstporkchop (08/04/2013) [-]
missing operation cyclone 1979-1989
#20 - fefe (08/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
indan wars don't count.
cold war doesn't count.
killing sand people doesn't count (that's humanitarian efforts not war)
#19 - Laver (08/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Am I the only one who noticed how poor the math was on this? There's 29 years of peace between the first two wars and 22 years of peace between the 2nd and 3rd wars. But it claims that the US has only had 26 years of peace.
#17 - fefe (08/04/2013) [-]
So I guess the Korean War just didnt happen?
User avatar #14 - honkan (08/04/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"The indian american wars" and "cold war" ensures the only peace period is between the two world wars.
#1 - fefe (08/03/2013) [-]
it keeps us busy; we have nothing better to do
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