• Does anyone think 9/11 was real?

    Some people say that there werent any planes involved? I know someone who said that their friend was jogging near the pentagon when it struck and they saw the plane with their own two eyes.. What do you think happened on 9/11?
    Some people say that there werent any planes involved? I know someone who said that their friend was jogging near the pentagon when it struck and they saw the plane with their own two eyes.. What do you think happened on 9/11?
    36 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Why did USA lose the Vietnam War?

    Best answer: The United States failed to adapt its tactics to be able to fight an enemy like the Viet-Cong effectively. The United States possessed a host of advantages, including maximum firepower, but failed to find a means to put those advantages to use to win the war. The North Vietnamese forces were able to prosecute their... show more
    Best answer: The United States failed to adapt its tactics to be able to fight an enemy like the Viet-Cong effectively. The United States possessed a host of advantages, including maximum firepower, but failed to find a means to put those advantages to use to win the war. The North Vietnamese forces were able to prosecute their offensives without the use of fixed bases in urban centers. Their lines of communication were difficult to sever. They were able to replace losses quickly by forcing the enlistment of people from local villages and unless the United States was willing to completely annihilate the Vietnamese capability to produce food, there was no way they could ever hope to starve the enemy out. Vietnam is a relatively large country by world standards, and it has a relatively high population. The terrain is very difficult when it comes to transporting large numbers of troops or large amounts of materiel over vast distances, in many cases even over short distances. The Vietnamese have repelled the French, they've repelled the Chinese, they were willing to fight on to the bitter end as their resolve was simply unwavering. Their knowledge of the local geography and local conditions meant that despite less training and being under-equipped, their troops could hold their own against a much more powerful foe.

    Add to all that the fact that the United States simply did not have the support for the war effort that it needed to achieve victory. A fair portion of the troops were conscripts who had been drafted into the fighting against their will. There was very, very little support for the war at home. The American people didn't feel as though victory was essential or important. The American people were not convinced that the price for victory was worth it. They were just not ready, willing and able to sacrifice what was necessary to win while the Vietnamese were. The United States military is the most modern, the most powerful, the most feared and revered military on the face of the Earth - but if it's going to win a war, then the people in charge need to make decisions that will lead to victory and not concern themselves with anything other than that. If the United States had poured another few years and a few more tens of thousands of men and hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem, victory would have been inevitable. But the powers that be decided that they had expended all the money, lives, resources and time on the problem that they were willing to expend, and thus victory was not achieved.

    As is the case with any problem like Vietnam, there's also the question of what might happen after the fighting ends. What would have happened in the aftermath of an American victory? Would US troops have stayed on indefinitely? What would have happened as the USSR and Red China continued to pour money into the Vietnamese Communist Resistance? Would the US have been willing to stay forever? Would Vietnamese who only marginally supported the US have been willing to live under a blatant puppet government for years on end? What would have happened if the Chinese claimed that border skirmishes were giving them no choice but to invade and occupy and annex large sections of Vietnam? Would the US have gone toe to toe with Red China, even if Chinese intervention managed to gain some degree of support among the populace? The US withdrawal from Vietnam should have happened much sooner. In point of fact, the US never ought to have gone in to begin with. The Vietnamese government ran the country into the ground and today they're falling all over themselves to get back into the good graces of the US so as to counter China anyway. The lives of 3-5 million people could have been spared had the problem been avoided from the very beginning. Communism, even pseudo-Communism, is an unrealistic, unsustainable system. Every single country that has attempted to govern according to the principles of Marxism has either collapsed, is barely surviving today, or has come to see that unless other approaches are intermixed they will meet one of the previous two fates.
    22 answers · History · 19 hours ago
  • Why did Germany loos ww2?

    57 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • What do you think of the entire "holocaust" industry?

    Best answer: Without our brave Jewish soldiers, fighting the Nazis since day one, killing them by the millions, WW2 would end with Germany winning! Our Hebrew military forces decimated the Axis powers! We the Jewish people saved the planet! We need that industry to remind the world that war can be profitable too! * This is a... show more
    Best answer: Without our brave Jewish soldiers, fighting the Nazis since day one, killing them by the millions, WW2 would end with Germany winning!
    Our Hebrew military forces decimated the Axis powers!
    We the Jewish people saved the planet!
    We need that industry to remind the world that war can be profitable too!



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    14 answers · History · 19 hours ago
  • What kind of activities did people who lived in the 80's do on their spare time?

    These days you can watch movies or series, spend a few hours on youtube but not back then? Comparing now to then was it more boring?
    These days you can watch movies or series, spend a few hours on youtube but not back then? Comparing now to then was it more boring?
    20 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Need cool old boy names FAST?

    Best answer: Bocon

    It means giant mouth.
    Best answer: Bocon

    It means giant mouth.
    16 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • What type of flaws can suit a character with a calm personality?

    I mean like flaws that don't contradict their behavior/aren't too random, something that makes sense.
    I mean like flaws that don't contradict their behavior/aren't too random, something that makes sense.
    10 answers · Books & Authors · 4 hours ago
  • What is a good celebrity autobiography to read?

    Best answer: Tony Bennett, Just Getting Started. It is interesting because of his longevity and the book has photos of his paintings which are pretty good.
    Best answer: Tony Bennett, Just Getting Started. It is interesting because of his longevity and the book has photos of his paintings which are pretty good.
    13 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Why do Native Americans whine about having their land taken so much?

    If they want their land back, all they gotta do is come take it. I can't guarantee you'll win though. We have a good enough system to take on the Russian army let alone a bunch of casino owning, reserve living, kumbaya singing, hookah smoking, brown skinned, washed up, Indians.
    If they want their land back, all they gotta do is come take it. I can't guarantee you'll win though. We have a good enough system to take on the Russian army let alone a bunch of casino owning, reserve living, kumbaya singing, hookah smoking, brown skinned, washed up, Indians.
    10 answers · Other - New Zealand · 18 hours ago
  • In a haunted house, both attic & basement represent unknown parts of the home/psyche but is there any other symbolic difference between them?

    Best answer: Attics are often associated with the spiritual. They are the places one would expect to find a candlelight ritual to contact the dead or to summon a being from another dimension. They are also associated with the higher senses involving thought and feeling. They are places for secrets and emotional... show more
    Best answer: Attics are often associated with the spiritual. They are the places one would expect to find a candlelight ritual to contact the dead or to summon a being from another dimension. They are also associated with the higher senses involving thought and feeling. They are places for secrets and emotional longing.

    Basements are more-often associated with the earthly and base. They are places one would find foul beasts and gory torture chambers. They are associated with the physical and carnal. They are places of physical destruction and decay.

    Attics are places inhabited by ghosts or the insane. Basements are places for zombies and monsters made of flesh and blood. In the horror genre specifically, attics inspire fear while basements inspire dread.

    Although not a direct parallel, consider the classic "Psycho." The attic was where Norman Bates kept his mother's corpse mummified while he "spoke" to her as if still alive. Note the themes: family secrets, insanity, preservation, spiritual/emotional connection.

    Conversely, Norman disposed of his victims by submerging them in a lake. Consider the similarities to the "below ground" world of horror basements. Consider the themes of destruction, decay and the associations with physical violence and implied sexual connection.
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Philosophy: Who should society focus on providing advantage for?

    Best answer: I would offer a third option - what we can do for our society.
    Best answer: I would offer a third option - what we can do for our society.
    8 answers · Philosophy · 3 days ago
  • How long has the US gone without going to war with anyone?

    Best answer: Around 73 years. The last declared war was World War II. Since then, we've engaged in "military operations."
    Best answer: Around 73 years. The last declared war was World War II. Since then, we've engaged in "military operations."
    10 answers · History · 3 days ago