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  •  totally true (7+ / 0-)

    this is seen so by quite many here in Europe. We´re beyond the "it´s your fault!" stage now, and see this as one great European civil war, of which the many national events were simply sub-sets. WWI directly morphed into civil wars in a number of countries (Russia not the least) and it directly led to the formation of the opposing fascist and bolshevik movements, who were fighting the Spanish Civil war then, which was indeed a prelude to WWII. And only the absolute preponderance of destruction by modern weapons ended the slaughter, we would have killed each other to the last man, quite nonmetaphorically, if not for that. In that respect not too dissimilar to the American Civil War - which as far as I have been told also ended only through the utter devastation of one would be fighting side.

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