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Originally posted by steveknows
Originally posted by annonymous1234
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Hey that's constructive annomymarse 123bore.
Originally posted by BohemianBrim
WWI was stupid.
and the Great Depression sucked.
Originally posted by Swing80s
There were also many other small battles fought in the pacific with Japanese amphibious assaults on german colonial islands and wireless stations.
What used to be German Samoa next to American Samoa turned into Japanese Samoa until during WW2.
Anyways because of the UK increasing Japanese influence in the Pacific where we were trying to extort our own influence really pissed off the US in the 20-30's and was one of the reasons why there was actually serious consideration with was in the UK because the US honestly believed that the UK would be thier next nemesis after WW1.
Originally posted by Swing80s
Actually you're right I forgot to mention that. Especially considering my ex auzzie-NZ gf visited and stayed in NZ samoa for awhile. But there were battles in the pacfic, I believe some of WW1's first casualties involved New Zealands who actually died (7 I believe) while attacking a German radio station. There was also the Germans in the solomon islands that eluded capture from the NZ's for a long time, can't remember if they surrendered or not.
What is funny though is that German commander in SW Africa that stayed fighting in Africa through guerilla tactics during the entire war, after all the other German African colonies fell, even using his destroyers turets as artillery positions and nearly got ressuplied via Zeppelin during WW1. He kept fighting after WW1 until a Commonwealth soldier under a banner of truce came to deliver him a letter saying the war was over, Germany lost, and he should go home now lol. I think that was in 1919 so essentially he kept up the fight one more year than he was supposed to haha now that's a die-hard.
What also is neat is some of the Boer-War veterans actually rose up in SA to help aid the Germans.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Imagine how different the world would be today if that actually happened?
What do you guys think, how would the world be today if this plan actually went into execution?
According to the plan, Canadian troops stationed in Pacific Command in Western Canada would immediately be sent to seize Seattle, Washington; When resistance stiffened, the Canadians would retreat to their own borders, destroying bridges and railways to hinder American pursuit. The purpose of the invasion would be to allow time for Canada to prepare its war effort and to receive aid from Britain, or to limit the American invasion before the US government opted to discontinue the incursions.
Originally posted by peck420
Originally posted by stumason
I will also point out that the Candaians had their own plans too. It just shows that all countries planners will envisage any possible scenario, because you just never know. Better to be prepared and not need it, than to need it and not be prepared.
You can also note that Canada's was a 'defensive' plan...as opposed to the US's 'offensive' plan.
A subtle, but telling difference.