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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    Link: Why The Yanks Love Guns - And you call commies, Koreans, Iraqi`s violent
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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
    143 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    You forgot Korean War, and Indian American Wars really? Whatever, your subtitle was stupid.
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    mjbarnhart Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    You cant count the Cold War.
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    plimpslap Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    korean war?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    I`d like to see comparisons with other countries. Otherwise, this is meaningless.
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    drummeryan Male 13-17
    61 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    That`s what it takes to keep a position as the top country in the world I guess
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    since when are texans considered yanks?
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    jonswan12 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    all for good causes too
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Cold War! ? LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    You can`t count a war when no one shot anyone.
    How about the War of the Sexes!
    Battle of the Network Stars!
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    You love freedom now or I kill you!!!!
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    the cold war doesnt count. nobody ever brought out any "heat".

    "I`d like to see comparisons with other countries. Otherwise, this is meaningless."

    not really. just shows how much we like using guns.

    "all for good causes too."

    i wouldnt say ALL of them...taking land from natives isn`t really a good thing...fighting becuase you don`t have someone to do your yard work for you also isn`t a good thing...don`t even get me started on vietnam...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    ROFL Europeans think they`ve done so much beter 100 years war come to mind amongst many others.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Including most on this list.
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    RubinRybnik Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    @skullgrin There is a bit of inherent confusion in the word "Yank" or yankee. In the U.S. the word yankee is used to refer to those above the Mason-Dixon or sometimes more specifically the New England area. Outside of the U.S. the word refers to people from the U.S. in general.
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    ruiner2000 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    29 1783-1812
    22 1814-1836
    13 1848-1861
    32 1865-1897
    16 1998-1914
    23 1918-1941
    17 1942-1962 (what about that thing in Korea?)
    10 1973-1983
    05 1984-1989
    *2 yeah these were just periods where the u.s.
    *3 was running black ops missions. still on.

    those are the times of peace between wars from the start to the end of this useless piece of drivel.

    1) there was no "war" during the cold war
    2) genocide does not count as war, it is genocide.

    remove "the cold war" and "the Indian american wars" from this and you get the peace times i have stated above.

    sooooo, more like 140 years at war since 1774.

    (actually if you include the whole genocide thing we`ve been at war since 1492!) (should we compare this to spain? or how about norway? sweden? i think the vikings did a whole lot more warring than the u.s.)

    should we bring china into this pointless math pro
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    I am amazed at the stupidity of this post. Good job IAB, way to post the troll crap again to try to get more action. Guess I`ll have to go away for a couple months again.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    I was going to count, but holy sh*t has Great Britain warred a lot.

    I was also starting after 1775 to be fair-ish
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Goodbye Slotherder you will be missed
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    F.UCK YEA!!!!! AMERICUH!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    Skips over Bill Clintons wars?
    Doesn`t mention Obama`s invasion of Libya?
    Or a DOZEN other invasions I can think of off the top of my head? JEEBUS! At least GOOGLE before you make such a stupid-arse list!

    What a piece of shiite...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    @Ruiner2000: That "thing in Korea" was a "police action"... ;-)
    Expertly done! My hat is off to you!

    @Slotherder! Don`t go! You`re one of the few sane people left at IAB!!!

    @DrProfessor: Being a "world power" is a bloody job, eh?

    I was learning about the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971 which is in the news lately. 3,000,000 dead? THREE FREAKING MILLION?

    Doesn`t even register. Because Muslims did most of the killing? idk honestly...
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    It`s not our fault other countries don`t appreciate freedom like we do.
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    "It`s not our fault other countries don`t appreciate freedom like we do."

    Oh noes! people don`t share our opinion! lets bomb them and make them like us! because we are officially certified to be correct by.. GOD!
    Guess what, they are too, by their god..
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    razbitom Male 40-49
    912 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm
    merka is in a lot more wars than that. legendary beans-spiller gore vidal (sadly deceased) gives a fantastic list of many other secret and undeclared "actions" around the world in "perpetual war for perpetual peace".

    also, you left off the falklands which merkia played an unnecessarily large role in.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    All those crazy f*ckers in the Middle East have been fighting each other as far back as recorded history goes and probably longer than that. I see everyone else picked up on the "Cold War" part which was clearly just added to pad the numbers. Nice try though, but try harder next time.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    Here`s a list of conflicts in the Near East (Middle East) that goes back to the Bronze Age.

    I`m not going to do the math for you, but I think you get the point. Regardless of countries/territories changing names, they`ve been killing each other forever in that part of the world.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm
    first, there was no "indian-american war" that lasted from 1775-1918. there were legal battles over territories, but indians and `americans` haven`t had bloodshed since it was the colonies or at worst mid 1800`s during the westward movement.

    second, the brits have been in 500+ more years of war and don`t want guns, not to mention they criticize americans for being in afghanistan when they themselves were in afghanistan 120 years ago, before it was cool.
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    ssalty Male 60-69
    228 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    Somebody better do the math for him. Just adding the years between wars through the Spanish- American War I came up with 88 years of peace. And, I came up with 237 years by subtracting 1776 from 2013. So maybe this is two years old; no big deal."Click!"
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    To add to ssalty, a "cold" war is exactly that; cold, meaning a stand off, so add 47 years to the total of years of peace.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    Operation United Shield was a multinational operation to monitor a cease-fire and safely get UN Peacekeeping Troops out of Somalia. It was planned in January of 1992 and the mission took place from January to March of 1995 (3 months) and there were no casualties at all.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2346 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    the US government likes to kill people? alert the presses! no wonder they want the masses unarmed.
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    LegerDemain Male 18-29
    124 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    I like how they started naming alla wars "Operation", implying that have some form of control. On the other hand, they took a decent break from war after WW1 and poo kind of got out of hand for a bit.
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    March 2, 2013 at 3:55 am
    most european countries have a similar record.
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    D6U4 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 8:50 am
    Last time I checked the U.S. didn`t join WWI in 1914. More like 1917, they come in the last year and claim all the glory. Typical americans
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    March 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    Nice "catch @D6U4! I ususlly spot that glarring error in US participation in WW1 and WW2...

    It does mention Obama`s invasion of Libya! lolz! "Freedom Falcon" I had completely forgotten...

    @WhoDat That`s true, but there were a series of "interventions" into Somalia at that time, (1993-1995) they seem to be lumped together here.

    Blackhawk Down aka: The First Battle Of Mogadishu (1993)
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    @D6U4 - "they come in the last year and claim all the glory. Typical americans"

    That`s a typical douchebag Canadian comment. We didn`t get involved in either Word War until there was no other choice. You`re goddamn right we take all the glory, if it wasn`t for us getting involved we`d probably all be speaking German right now.

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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    @5Cats - True, but the whole thing was a UN operation called United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II) which was controlled by the US. A military presence was required to ensure that the humanitarian relief workers could do their jobs safely.
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    DJL Male 30-39
    134 posts
    March 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    Allimgonnasayiz Don`t Start None, Won`t Be None.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    990 posts
    March 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    @whodat6484, but i do speak german.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    March 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    @Whodat: Ah, ic! So amoung the MANY fails in this offering is: they didn`t even get the right name of an operation.

    Check!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 3, 2013 at 12:07 am
    So, let me see if I understand you. The American GOVERNMENT is a bunch of violent murderous war mongers, therefore, the American PEOPLE should willing allow themselves to be disarmed by said government.

    Does that about sum up your point?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 3, 2013 at 3:30 am
    Exactly. USA needs to be tamed, or dissolved.
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 5:38 am
    Gotta disagree @whodat. no disrespect intended towards the individual US doughboys who fought in WW1, but they really didn`t do jack sh-t other than show up. True, the Germans threw their last roll of the dice (operation michael) partly due of the amount of American troops and material that was set to enter the war, but their offensive was broken by the French, British and dominion troops during september/october 1918, and it was growing dissent inside it`s own borders that ultimately tipped Germany`s hand. Apart from some great performances by some individual units, the US troops basically refused to listen and learn from the experienced allied troops and decided to run headlong at the guns in frontal assaults in the way that proved so costly to the allies in 1915. It might really sting your American pride, and the sacrifices made aren`t any less valuable, but the truth is that the war was already won. you guys didn`t `save our asses` in that war. but thanks anyway.
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    March 3, 2013 at 5:43 am
    WW2, on the other hand.. yeah. Without American support, western Europe was fu--ed. and the Russkies would have suffered a hell of a lot more.(I happen to think they would`ve eventually beaten Germany anyway) but that was a different war... So thankyou America for `Winning world war II`
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    March 3, 2013 at 5:56 am
    And as for the infographic... The last REAL victory the US was involved with was 1945 (All due respect there) but one could argue that the US has been losing wars for the last 68 years. To be fair, the nature of war and the enemy has changed greatly.. but showing up, blowing a bunch of poo up, and then leaving when it becomes clear that your involvement is not really benefiting anyone does not count as a victory in the conventional sense.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    March 4, 2013 at 9:56 am
    I`m glad I don`t live in America, to many loonies with guns.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am
    From the "You can make statistics say anything you want" file.

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