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    Default America's War Statistics

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004615.html

    I just found this site interersting. It goes all the way from our birth to the 1st Gulf War (Excludes 2nd Iraq War)

    America's Wars Total
    Military service during war 42,348,460
    Battle deaths 651,008
    Other deaths in service (theater) 13,998
    Other deaths in service (nontheater) 525,256
    Nonmortal woundings 1,431,290
    Living war veterans 17,578,5004
    Living veterans 25,038,459



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    1.2 million total war dead, I read. That's pretty incredible considering their war record, and the fact that ¼ of those were suffered during WWII. Puts the usual "America suffered little and won a lot" crap about the U.S. in WWII in perspective, at the very least...
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    Compared to what ?
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    300.000 dead Americans isn't a large amount once you realize it formed (at the time) upwards of ¼ of their total war dead in one and a half century?
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    Well, you've seen the figures on the Soviets right ? According to some estimates Stalingrad alone ate a million soldiers; and the German formations on the East Front were also getting depleted at a right scary rate.

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    Of course I have. What I don't know is how they hold up in regards to total Russian/Ukrainian/Belorussian/other former Soviet republican war dead.

    All in all, the American number was a surprise. I'd have expected more.
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