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  •  The German government was allowed to keep (2+ / 0-)
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    adrianrf, wu ming

    machine guns after WWI for the purpose of using them against riots or strikes by workers in fear of a Bolshevik revolution.

    Guns don't kill people...people with GUNS kill people.

    by thestructureguy on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:30:33 PM PST

    •  Is that so? (1+ / 0-)
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      DefendOurConstitution

      That's an interesting wrinkle. I knew the Germans were allowed to keep armaments up to a certain point, but I didn't think they'd be allowed to keep machine guns (albeit for ending domestic insurrection).

      •  Huge fear in central europe as well as (0+ / 0-)

        England of the revolution spreading.  The red flag was even hoisted temporarily in Bavaria. Germany was ripe for revolution as well as England.  There was even discussions though they went nowhere of settling peace with Germany and then combining to go after Russia and divide it up among the powers.  Socialism nearly engulfed Europe. Good book for all progressives to read is To End All Wars.  Puts modern-day progressives to shame.

        Guns don't kill people...people with GUNS kill people.

        by thestructureguy on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:49:09 PM PST

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