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Roger's "Big Picture" History Lessons

Lessons about Wars

Characteristics of the Blood-Letting War following a social revolution "win" -- winning a revolution is usually not the end of the fighting

Characteristics of Proxy Wars -- don't be a local in one!

The War of 1870 -- The German Empire and the Paris Commune

The Civil War -- Lots more than slavery fired this one

World War I -- The most surprising war of the 20th Century

World War II -- Completely different from World War I

Long Wars = Surprise Enemies and Protected Resources

Why "Gunboat Diplomacy" got to be called Gunboat Diplomacy