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Topic - Your favourite war?

Cú Chullain - on 25 Jan 2013
This is a toughie. Both World Wars would usually trump this considering the staggering amounts of lives lost, both military and civilian, the number of atrocities and systematic murders of entire populations. The USSR losing close to 14 % of its population in WW II is quite an extraordinary achievement. The Vietnam war had napalm, agent orange, a million dead people (approx.) and cool music.

I have a soft spot for the Bosnian War, though. Brutal, sinister, murderous. Totally powerless UN troops. Snipers. Starving civilians. Medieval type savagery commited by both sides. Nobody really knew who the good guys were and no one knows who actually won it. It had it all really, and not very far away from us. It wins my vote.

Special mention to the Punic Wars, my second choice.

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