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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2011, 01:46:43 PM »

If World War One was a bar fight (I didn't write this...):

Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of the pub, when Serbia bumps into Austria, and spills Austria's pint.

Austria demands Serbia buy it a complete new suit, because there are splashes on its trouser leg.

Germany expresses its support for Austria's point of view

Britain recommends that everyone calm down a bit.

Serbia points out that it can't afford a whole suit, but offers to pay for cleaning Austria's trousers.

Russia and Serbia look at Austria.

Austria asks Serbia who it's looking at.

Russia suggests that Austria should leave its little brother alone.

Austria inquires as to whose army will assist Russia in compelling it to do so.

Germany appeals to Britain that France has been looking at it, and that this is sufficiently out of order that Britain should not intervene.

Britain replies that France can look at who it wants to, that Britain is looking at Germany too, and what is Germany going to do about it?

Germany tells Russia to stop looking at Austria, or Germany will render Russia incapable of such action.

Britain and France ask Germany whether it's looking at Belgium.

Turkey and Germany go off into a corner and whisper. When they come back, Turkey makes a show of not looking at anyone.

Germany rolls up its sleeves, looks at France, and punches Belgium.

France and Britain punch Germany. Austria punches Russia. Germany punches Britain and France with one hand and Russia with the other.

Canada comes over from across the bar, after noticing it's pal Britain is in a bar fight. Canada throws a punch at Germany, knocking out a few of its teeth. Though everyone was too drunk to remember that Canada was even at the bar that night.

Russia throws a punch at Germany, but misses and nearly falls over. Japan calls over from the other side of the room that it's on Britain's side, but stays there. Italy surprises everyone by punching Austria.

Australia punches Turkey, and gets punched back. There are no hard feelings, because Britain made Australia do it.

France gets thrown through a plate glass window, but gets back up and carries on fighting. Russia gets thrown through another one, gets knocked out, suffers brain damage, and wakes up with a complete personality change.

Italy throws a punch at Austria and misses, but Austria falls over anyway. Italy raises both fists in the air and runs round the room chanting.

America waits till Germany is about to fall over from sustained punching from Britain and France, then walks over and smashes it with a bar stool, then pretends it won the fight all by itself.

By now all the chairs are broken, and the big mirror over the bar is shattered. Britain, France and America agree that Germany threw the first punch, so the whole thing is Germany's fault . While Germany is still unconscious, they go through its pockets, steal its wallet, and buy drinks for all their friends.
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2011, 01:52:14 PM »

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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2011, 01:59:57 PM »

Oh, that is just awesome!!
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2011, 02:25:19 PM »

now that made my day!
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FIDDLEDINK! it's epic.
Hey look! A distraction!
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2011, 02:58:30 PM »

How old was the joining age? I'm using leviathan info(at least what I remember) Ok.  They join on there 16 birthday, a year(1917) before the war ends.  It is now.... 94 years later.  16+94=120.  I probably made a mistake, but just a general guestimate.  If you think about it, there are already articles on how rare WWII veterans are, and how they can WWI vetterans be less rare?

Well, the man in the article was 110 years old. Apparently the joining age was 18 in the US at the time, but he lied about his age and joined. The surviving UK veteran is 109.

And, mostly I was just kind of sad that it's passing out of living memory and all. *historian sadness*

MadeTooPretty, that's too funny. I also couldn't help but imagine Hetalia characters... XD I was reminded of the World War Two Simple Version Comic on dA. =D And there is a World War One Version too
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2011, 02:16:28 AM »

If World War One was a bar fight (I didn't write this...):

Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of the pub, when Serbia bumps into Austria, and spills Austria's pint.

Austria demands Serbia buy it a complete new suit, because there are splashes on its trouser leg.

Germany expresses its support for Austria's point of view

Britain recommends that everyone calm down a bit.

Serbia points out that it can't afford a whole suit, but offers to pay for cleaning Austria's trousers.

Russia and Serbia look at Austria.

Austria asks Serbia who it's looking at.

Russia suggests that Austria should leave its little brother alone.

Austria inquires as to whose army will assist Russia in compelling it to do so.

Germany appeals to Britain that France has been looking at it, and that this is sufficiently out of order that Britain should not intervene.

Britain replies that France can look at who it wants to, that Britain is looking at Germany too, and what is Germany going to do about it?

Germany tells Russia to stop looking at Austria, or Germany will render Russia incapable of such action.

Britain and France ask Germany whether it's looking at Belgium.

Turkey and Germany go off into a corner and whisper. When they come back, Turkey makes a show of not looking at anyone.

Germany rolls up its sleeves, looks at France, and punches Belgium.

France and Britain punch Germany. Austria punches Russia. Germany punches Britain and France with one hand and Russia with the other.

Canada comes over from across the bar, after noticing it's pal Britain is in a bar fight. Canada throws a punch at Germany, knocking out a few of its teeth. Though everyone was too drunk to remember that Canada was even at the bar that night.

Russia throws a punch at Germany, but misses and nearly falls over. Japan calls over from the other side of the room that it's on Britain's side, but stays there. Italy surprises everyone by punching Austria.

Australia punches Turkey, and gets punched back. There are no hard feelings, because Britain made Australia do it.

France gets thrown through a plate glass window, but gets back up and carries on fighting. Russia gets thrown through another one, gets knocked out, suffers brain damage, and wakes up with a complete personality change.

Italy throws a punch at Austria and misses, but Austria falls over anyway. Italy raises both fists in the air and runs round the room chanting.

America waits till Germany is about to fall over from sustained punching from Britain and France, then walks over and smashes it with a bar stool, then pretends it won the fight all by itself.

By now all the chairs are broken, and the big mirror over the bar is shattered. Britain, France and America agree that Germany threw the first punch, so the whole thing is Germany's fault . While Germany is still unconscious, they go through its pockets, steal its wallet, and buy drinks for all their friends.

Ha, ha. It is funny because it is true…
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2011, 08:50:54 AM »

luv it!
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Hey look! A distraction!
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2011, 02:39:52 PM »

Huh? As in, different from the books, or just random facts?

Anyway, the guy who really shot Franz Ferdinand was named Gavrilo Princep. He was a member of this really freaky secret society for Serbian nationalism.

And more people died of the 1918 Spanish flu than in the war. At least I think that that is true. (Luckily for Twilight fans, Edward was not one of them.  :P)Lets hope it doesn't get Alek or Deryn.  ;D

Found an interesting picture while researching that. I love old pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybrook100/3998902329/

...That might be an interesting suspense thing, though, like if one of them almost died but didn't I might actually be happy...okay, there's no way to say that without it just sounding wrong...it would be cool, let's just say that...GAH!!!
...Anybody else here ever read Hattie Big Sky?

(And BTW, I think I read somewhere that more people died of the 1918 spanish flu THAN OF THE BLACK PLAGUE. How's that for an epidemic?)
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2011, 03:07:45 PM »

(And BTW, I think I read somewhere that more people died of the 1918 spanish flu THAN OF THE BLACK PLAGUE. How's that for an epidemic?)

Well, in number of deaths, yes, that's possible, but in percentage of concentrated populations killed the black plague was worse. The Spanish flu hit when the world was much more populated than in the middle ages and travel was easier. The black death killed something like 1/3 of Europe's population (but only Europe), the Spanish flu infected less than 1/3 of the world's population at that time.

It would be dramatic for one of them to get Spanish flu, but I want them to stay healthy! Especially as the Spanish flu killed by making your immune system attack you, so the strongest and healthiest were the most likely to die. Most deaths were among teens and young adults.
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2011, 05:40:49 PM »

yikes!
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2011, 01:04:39 AM »

Heh, going to bump this thread because I've been reading a bit about Women in WWI. I found some women who disguised themselves as men or actually saw combat in the war through the wikipedia category Women in World War I:

Dorothy Lawrence - and she has pictures  ;D
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Flora Sandes
Milunka Savić
Ecaternina Teodoroiu
Natalie Tychmini

So, Deryn's not alone. XD

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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2011, 03:10:49 AM »

In my historylessons WWI was a topic for almost a whole year.
Really, I know almost everything about how it started.
I think it's rather ironic how the Treaty of Versailles was some of the main reasons why the NSDAP obtained power in Germany.
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2011, 05:54:09 PM »

I see.
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2011, 06:51:02 PM »

Just on the stuff about the joining age...

It was 19 for the British Army, but many teenage boys lied about their age to join up, and there were soldiers of sixteen, seventeen, in the trenches. The youngest soldier (on the Allies side, at least) to be killed in action was just fourteen years old. The army didn't really care - the recruiting sergeants were paid per soldier, so if a young boy came along, they weren't likely to stop them. This is a real example of the kind of thing that happened:
Boy: Please, sir, I want to join the army.
Soldier: How old are you?
Boy: Er... Nineteen.
Soldier: You're not really nineteen, are you?
Boy:....No, sir. Sixteen.
Soldier: Never mind. Take a walk around the block and by the time you get back you might be nineteen, eh?
*Boy leaves*
*Boy comes back*
Soldier: Ah! So you want to join the army! How old are you?
Boy: Nineteen, sir.
Soldier: Excellent. Just sign here...

And that is a fair quote from a real soldier, as well.
I don't know about the Royal Flying Corps (which later became the RAF), but the Navy accepted boys as young as sixteen as midshipmen on their ships, though sometimes they were really younger. Since the Leviathan seems to be part of the navy, it looks to all fit in...
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Re: WWI; What really happened?
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2011, 07:37:35 PM »

Soooooooo many all sooooooo young.
It was a unnecessary war. :(
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