A Conversation for The Beginning of the American Civil War

Death figures misleading

Post 1


"...with more people dying in it than in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish American War, World War I, The Korean War, The Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War put together"

You say 600,000 people died in the war, while in WWI alone over 8 million died.

Also, I think "including World War II, the Civil War cost only about 20,000 less lives than all other American wars combined" is incorrect. Even taking American fatalities alone, around 40,000 more died in WWII that the Civil War, without counting any of the other wars.

http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/resources/casdeath_pop.html for some figures.

Death figures misleading

Post 2

GAWD! i have been away for a long time!!! ( hazel_aliesha)

toooo true!

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