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Old 01 July 2015, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
The causes of war aren't a popularity contest. It doesn't matter what the general belief is, what matters is the reasons of the leaders who start the war. The general belief is just a means to get the population behind the war that the leaders want for the real reasons.

The second Gulf War was not about WMD just because a large number of people thought it was. It was about conquest/oil/money/showing up Daddy.
That is relevant only to the extent the the Second Gulf War has any relationship to the Civil War. Of hand I would put that relationship at basically zero. The Gulf Wars had no impact on the lives of average Americans, heck taxes weren't even raised. The Civil War had a huge effect on everyone, roughly ten times more soldiers died at Gettysburg alone than all of GW2.
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