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    Default Republicans in World War 2

    From things I have learned over the years, I gather this is what they did:

    - Before the war they opposed assistance to the Allies against the Axis.

    - During the war they backed MacArthur, whose big feat was to cause hundreds of thousands of needless deaths in unnecessary campaigns.

    - After the war they opposed aid to rebuild Europe.

    Did I miss anything?

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    Default Re: Republicans in World War 2

    So nothing's really changed.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Default Re: Republicans in World War 2

    Too simple. The parties were very different then, ideologically and regionally. Many of the divisions don't fall in the same place today; not even close.



    Just for amusement, here's the map from 1928, when Herbert Hoover beat Al Smith, another map on which you can sort of make out the borders of the Confederacy.

    Last edited by Keith Wilson; 03-28-2021 at 09:35 AM.
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    Default Re: Republicans in World War 2

    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post

    Did I miss anything?
    The Bush family in the German munitions business.
    Steve Martinsen

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    Default Re: Republicans in World War 2

    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    So nothing's really changed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Too simple. The parties were very different then, ideologically and regionally. Many of the divisions don't fall in the same place today; not even close.
    Yet the Republican Party still quite shamelessly stands in support of right-wing totalitarianism, military-industrial supremacy uber alles, and a certain pathological greed.

    Same ol', same ol', if you ask me.

    The difference is that with Nixon, they decided that treason was acceptable as a path to absolute power.
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    Default Re: Republicans in World War 2

    They hounded competent people out of the State Department.

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    Default Re: Republicans in World War 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    They hounded competent people out of the State Department.
    Well, what would you expect from a pack of greed-driven jackals obsessed with the acquisition of totalitarian authority? Kumbaya?
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