It's funny, brian, you talk about neville Chamberlains' idea of appeasement, yet you neglect the practical "attack me" sign the us put on its' back after the japanese nerve testing excercises such as on the panay.
moot, woot, boot
Its pretty sad to say this but you can say that america did little in ww11 but america spent 100% of that war on the offence, where as england spent 75% trying to save its own ass and france spent 100% of the war taking in the ass and surrendering.
Wow you say the russians where good fighters in ww11? then why did 15 millon of them die?
from the historical viewpoint of europeans
those american victories huh? always came when the groundwork was done by the french the russians and the limeys...oh...the greeks, romanians, hungarians, pistolomanians....and a fuck load of irishmen...
I'm sure you've read the definitions for French Victories so out of boredom I present an analysis of american (united states) victories.
*War of independance*more...
American view: America kicked limey ass
Realistic: France, for the second time in its history, beat the UK. America tagged along.
Fun fact: 10% of american deaths were caused by shooting eachother.
American view: America showed France not to mess with america
Realistic: America started to build a navy to take on a bunch of pirates. The pirates were french, and obviously had french moral support, but no armed support.
Fun fact: the war ended in the 19th century. France only managed one victory (Crimean war) in this entire century.
American view: the us saved money
Realistic: weak nations in north africa were paid into not stealing american goods. Both sides fired blanks for a few years, before the north africans decided that instead of recieving money, they would just go back to ransoming and piracy of american ships.
Fun fact: The barbary nations came out of the war less damaged than the usa, but ended it because they couldn't hit shit either, and wanted either money or pirated goods.
*second barbary war*
American view: America won
Realistic: the sides went back to firing blanks at each other, until the us navy sailed away thinking it had won. The pircy continued for a long time before the us did anything about it, which it never got round to. Before they sailed back, The British and Dutch navies had declared war and pulverised Morocco.
Fun fact: the us managed to ge...