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Old 11-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Fearsome Forehand View Post
^ That was a really horrible war. Trench warfare, poison gas, etc. And for what? I have never been able to figure out what that war was about. Plus, it sowed the seeds for an even worse war 20 years later. Sorry for your grandfather.
It also spawned the East/West schism and the resultant Cold War...I doubt the Russian Revolution would have taken hold without the absolute suffering of the Russian populace while the Romanovs participated in The Great War. Think of all the orphans from that ordeal and the subsequent Stalinist purges.
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