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  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13569977 - 9 years ago

    are you a history buff post an interesting fact from the period of history that you study.

  • pwolter0

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    #13570103 - 9 years ago

    My favorite story from history would have to be "They Toyota War" (Chadian-Libyan conflict)
    400 Toyota pickups with line of site anti-tank missles in the beds of the trucks destroy 800 Soviet made tanks :D

  • pwolter0

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    #13570104 - 9 years ago

    *"The Toyota War"

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13570110 - 9 years ago

    very nice kinda funny it proves you can have all the tanks in the world but if a swarm of toyotas appear your dead

  • KWierso

    KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    #13570123 - 9 years ago

    In reply to keegothefrog, #4:

    Unless they have brake problems and get recalled.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13570129 - 9 years ago

    there is that i will link the page for the war so you can see the losses en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_War

  • Davipars

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    #13570418 - 9 years ago

    Another war where local ingenuity triumphs over advanced technology. I guess in the open plains and desert, speed counts far more than firepower and armor.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13570437 - 9 years ago

    yeah the us army doesnt need tanks just guys with rocket launchers in the back of toyotas

  • pwolter0

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    #13570979 - 9 years ago

    In reply to keegothefrog, #8:

    And we call people who fight like that against us terrorists.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13570983 - 9 years ago

    any other interesting topics to talk about

  • Davipars

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    #13571941 - 9 years ago

    All the little wars that the US was involved in, but doesn't make the history books. Here are two:

    Detailing an earlier war in Korea:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinmiyangyo

    And the United States role in the Boxer Rebellion:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Relief_Expedition

  • pwolter0

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    #13572007 - 9 years ago

    Speaking of all the little US things people don´t know about. What territories do we currently own? 50 states, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico. What else?

  • Davipars

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    #13572018 - 9 years ago

    In reply to wolfbait1, #12:

    Not counting ambassadorial grounds? Guam, American Somoa, Guantanomo Bay, Wake Island, etc.

    Here's another Wikipedia link:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._possessions#Territories_of_the_United_States

  • pwolter0

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    #13572126 - 9 years ago

    In reply to sfwillim127, #13:

    Nice one. Cool read.

  • americanskid

    americanskid Professional Spectator

    #13572354 - 9 years ago

    All the way in the year 2009-2010, there was the Late Night Talk Show Cold War. No bullets were fired, but Coco was.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13574553 - 9 years ago

    ah the memories such a strange war

  • tokolak

    tokolak

    #13577719 - 9 years ago

    I love reading about all the "acme" projects during WW2. One of them was to sneak in some spies into Hitlers house and sneak estrogen into his food. They figured this would make him loose his mustache and grow breasts. Another one was to have the R.A.F carpet bomb Hitlers house with porn to make him have a mental break down. The R.A.F said no.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13579466 - 9 years ago

    very nice

  • Crescendoll

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    #13595570 - 9 years ago

    I'm currently intrigued by the War of the Currents, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents. The story is included in Assassin's Creed 2 and it reminded me that I first read about it in one of those Uncle John's Bathroom Readers book back in the day. I'm backed up on reading but I have a book on Tesla in my Amazon wishlist somewhere. It's also interesting to read about these two great minds of invention. I have to say I'm leaning towards Tesla because he's not the one who electrocuted an elephant.

    Post edited 2/13/10 1:21AM

  • C_Spaulding

    C_Spaulding

    #13598025 - 9 years ago

    I’m just going to ignore the last post… This might sound weird but I do love history and probably the most oddball thing about my study/take on history is that my favorite US president is James K Polk. Odd choice right? But for AP US History I had to write a report on a president and had to use a primary source so I read a copy of his presidential diary (one of the few). It was really interesting and he seemed like a good guy. He went into office with three or four goals and accomplished all of them, clamed he would run for one term and stuck to it, and supervised a successful war that expanded the US to almost all of its current size. While there were some bad parts, the justification for war is debatable, he may have been a bit too partisan, and he owned slaves, there were good points. He actually cared deeply about the constitutionality of his actions, cared about the issues even more than about party affiliation, and was probably one of our hardest working presidents. I think he is a little underrated given the fact that he added almost the entire Southwest of our country.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13599208 - 9 years ago

    i personally cannot decide on a favorite president, but he sounds like one of our greatest presidents.

  • C_Spaulding

    C_Spaulding

    #13603508 - 9 years ago

    In reply to keegothefrog, #21:

    Yeah, at least in my mind he is up there, plus it is just cool to have read his diary, you feel a little more connected to the man. Plus, James Buchanan was his Secretary of State (I'm pretty sure) and the diary lets you know just how much of an @$$hole Buchanan was.

  • Davipars

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    #13608638 - 9 years ago

    James K. Polk was the only president that kept all of his campaign promises. He was probably the hardest working president this country ever had. In four years time his hair went jet black to stark white, and he died within a year after leaving office.

  • keegothefrog

    keegothefrog

    #13609186 - 9 years ago

    wow

  • C_Spaulding

    C_Spaulding

    #13610712 - 9 years ago

    Yeah, he was badass.