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Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 03:58 AM Reply

I'm actually reading about it for my World History class...I have the basic premise, but I have some questions:

- The USSR were our allies, right?
- Why do people that reference to WW2 say 'lets go kill some commies', meaning the Soviets (right)?


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:00 AM Reply

Did you know that WW2 stands for World war 2?


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:01 AM Reply

In regards to the quote, when they say that... they probably just mean lets go kill some commies, literally.

Whoever was communist and our enemy at that time is pretty much who we're talking about.

Man, that's common deduction skills and probably didn't help you at all.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:01 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 03:58 AM, Peacekid wrote: - The USSR were our allies, right?

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- Why do people that reference to WW2 say 'lets go kill some commies', meaning the Soviets (right)?

Lets go kill some communists is what it would mean. The communist scare wasn't until after WWII actually, so that phrase probably wasn't tossed around at that time. But, that phrase would be directed towards the communist Soviets in the years to come.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:02 AM Reply

Epic Facepalm Didn't your teacher give you places where you can research? Newgrounds is not a good place ask this And when we say kill some commies YES WE MEAN RUSSIANS AND TOJOS AND NAZIS AND VEIKONG OR HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT! RAWRARAR

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:18 AM Reply

It was the Allies vs the Axis. On the Allies side were the USA, England, the Polish, Australia, New Zealand, and some others I can't recall. The Axis consisted of Japan, Germany, Italy and Turkey. The war was going since 1936, but America only entered in 1939.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:23 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 04:18 AM, Podburrys wrote: It was the Allies vs the Axis. On the Allies side were the USA, England, the Polish, Australia, New Zealand, and some others I can't recall. The Axis consisted of Japan, Germany, Italy and Turkey. The war was going since 1936, but America only entered in 1939.
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LIES SLANDEROUS LIES DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!! It was Turkeys vs chickens Chickens held their ground in Australia while turkeys conquered U.S.A. That is the real story.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:29 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 04:23 AM, killaboy69 wrote: LIES SLANDEROUS LIES DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!! It was Turkeys vs chickens Chickens held their ground in Australia while turkeys conquered U.S.A. That is the real story.

Damn straight Chickens held their ground! They kicked ass in Indonesia with a 1:500 kill ratio, essentially defending the country single handedly whilst the brave American Cockerspanials helped defend with General McArthur Naval wise.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:06 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 03:58 AM, Peacekid wrote: - The USSR were our allies, right?

Newgrounds? Swedens? A mash of foreign countries all over the world? I don't think so.

- Why do people that reference to WW2 say 'lets go kill some commies', meaning the Soviets (right)?

Yes.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:33 AM Reply

actually alot of countries were worried about the USSR before WW2. it's only cus the nazi went mad that britain, america etc had to put commie bashing on hold til germany had been dealt with. if hitler wasn't such a dick the west may have teamed up with him against the USSR (and greece according to a book i read)


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:39 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 03:58 AM, Peacekid wrote: - Why do people that reference to WW2 say 'lets go kill some commies', meaning the Soviets (right)?

they're referencing vietnam not ww2


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:59 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 05:18 AM, Mr-Money wrote: This topic scares me, but then again, I guess I used to be this ignorant, if not more so.

I don't think I was ever this dumb...

As several people have already noted, if someone is making a reference to World War 2 by saying "Let's kill some commies," they clearly have no knowledge of World War 2.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:38 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 05:59 AM, Grent wrote:
At 2/23/09 05:18 AM, Mr-Money wrote: This topic scares me, but then again, I guess I used to be this ignorant, if not more so.
I don't think I was ever this dumb...

As several people have already noted, if someone is making a reference to World War 2 by saying "Let's kill some commies," they clearly have no knowledge of World War 2.

I don't think people who say "Let's kill some commies," even know what Communism is, they've just been brought up in an environment by parents who were given reason to fear the russians during the cold war, and as a result have coined communism as a negative term. Just like nazi. Call someone a nazi, you are most likely aiming to insult them, not stating that they are a national socialist.

I still don't fully understand communism, but from what I have learned it is an ideal form of government, only that it is impossible to implement due to the greedy nature of mankind.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:45 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 06:38 AM, ouchichi wrote:
At 2/23/09 05:59 AM, Grent wrote:
At 2/23/09 05:18 AM, Mr-Money wrote: This topic scares me, but then again, I guess I used to be this ignorant, if not more so.
I don't think I was ever this dumb...

As several people have already noted, if someone is making a reference to World War 2 by saying "Let's kill some commies," they clearly have no knowledge of World War 2.
I don't think people who say "Let's kill some commies," even know what Communism is, they've just been brought up in an environment by parents who were given reason to fear the russians during the cold war, and as a result have coined communism as a negative term. Just like nazi. Call someone a nazi, you are most likely aiming to insult them, not stating that they are a national socialist.

I still don't fully understand communism, but from what I have learned it is an ideal form of government, only that it is impossible to implement due to the greedy nature of mankind.

Wow, someone who actually has the slightest idea of what communism actually is. I commend you, good sir or madam. I'm not even going to harass you, and trust me, that's saying something. Keep yourself away from ignorance!

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:08 AM Reply

Americans are so ignorant these days that I want to ERADICATE THEM ALL.
Yes I made a presumption that he is American.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:10 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 07:08 AM, AnalogStick wrote: Humans are so ignorant these days that I want to ERADICATE THEM ALL.
Yes I made a presumption that he is human.

I fixed it for you.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:12 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 04:18 AM, Podburrys wrote: It was the Allies vs the Axis. On the Allies side were the USA, England, the Polish, Australia, New Zealand, and some others I can't recall. The Axis consisted of Japan, Germany, Italy and Turkey. The war was going since 1936, but America only entered in 1939.
The more you know!

ANOTHER IDIOT JOINS THE BATTLE. Aren't you forgetting the USSR in the Allies? The idiocy of people is astounding. I mean how can you possibly put Zealand and forget the USSR?

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:27 AM Reply

It was kindof an "the enemy of the enemy is my friend" sorta situation. The US may have had a war on two fronts, but so did the expanding German Empire. Hitler made the mistaken assumption that he could march right in to Moscow and take it, but the USSR did not fall to Hitler's advancing army in the latter stages of the blitzkrieg.

Post--WWII Germany was divided into East and West Germany, with the capitol city of Berlin (falling entirely within Soviet controlled East Germany) also being divided into East and West Berlin. Read up on the Berlin Airlift on wikipedia.

Anyway, Americans thought quite ill of communism in general, as it stands in what they considered dangerous contrast to our capitalistic way of life. I don't believe ANYONE would've said "let's go kill some commies" during WWII because all communistic world powers were actually our allies during the war. China was aiding us against Japan (Japan had holdings on mainland China at the time), and Russia was assisting against Germany. They may've said "kill some japs" or "kill some nazis," but I'm not sure commies were our priority. The only way I can imagine they said it and meant it was if they had misconceptions about the Nazi dictatorship.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:39 AM Reply

Yes the USSR was a loose ally, along with others, but we never said "lets go kill some commies" untill the cold war during the 50s.

In WWII people would have most likely said "lets go kill some krauts" or "huns" or some other german ethnic slur

or possible "lets go get those nazi sons of bitches"

im thinking more often then not the last one


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:56 AM Reply

The NAzis didn't like communists and tried to oppress them; there were skirmishes in the street between to communist party and the nazi party and everything.

However, I think you're getting your wars mixed up. The Allies weren't interested in killing commies.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 07:58 AM Reply

Ok, people, I think we have a full understanding that the Allies did not fight "the Commies" in World War 2. We don't need anyone else explaining it.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 08:35 AM Reply

Pick up a book damn it.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 08:44 AM Reply

NO ONE! References WW2 by saying "lets go kill commies"! Thats Vietnam or Korea... Unless the person is an idiot


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:03 AM Reply

Nazis = Bad
U.S. = Awesome

Simple stuff, really.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:23 AM Reply

Nazis = Only Non Brown People To Be Bombed By The U.S.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:50 AM Reply

The commies were the communists which was japan and russia.


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:53 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 10:50 AM, PadreBueno wrote: The commies were the communists which was japan and russia.

good lord sir.... Japan was NOT communist.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:58 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 07:12 AM, AnalogStick wrote:
At 2/23/09 04:18 AM, Podburrys wrote: It was the Allies vs the Axis. On the Allies side were the USA, England, the Polish, Australia, New Zealand, and some others I can't recall. The Axis consisted of Japan, Germany, Italy and Turkey. The war was going since 1936, but America only entered in 1939.
The more you know!
ANOTHER IDIOT JOINS THE BATTLE. Aren't you forgetting the USSR in the Allies? The idiocy of people is astounding. I mean how can you possibly put Zealand and forget the USSR?

He forget the French Resistance, and Canada, and Northern African Colonies, and India.
And he also forgot that the war is generally held to have started in 1939, NOT 1936.
And America entered the War after Pearl Harbour, which was in 1941. So basically, he had MOST of his facts wrong

At 2/23/09 10:50 AM, PadreBueno wrote: The commies were the communists which was japan and russia.

Yes, even though Japan had an Emperor, it was Communist.

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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 11:01 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 10:58 AM, DrM wrote:

Yes, even though Japan had an Emperor, it was Communist.
dipshit

They were Imperial!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Co mmunist_Party#History


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Response to Can someone explain WW2 to me? Feb. 23rd, 2009 @ 11:05 AM Reply

At 2/23/09 11:01 AM, ForNoReason wrote:
At 2/23/09 10:58 AM, DrM wrote:

Yes, even though Japan had an Emperor, it was Communist.
dipshit
They were Imperial!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Co mmunist_Party#History

Yeah, they had an emperor => Imperial
What're you saying here exactly?

NB. I wasn't being serious.

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