The supposed "dovishness" of France is a topic I invariably mention in lecture, usually while citing the following statistic:The number of Canadian dead in all of WWI and WWII is a bit over 100,000. I'd have to check my numbers, but I think there are single weeks where the Soviets lost more souls fighting the Nazis.
French military deaths, August 1914-November 1918: 1,375,800
US military deaths, April 1775-present: 1,012,000
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Americans (and Canadians) are the most fortunate people on the planet
Two LGM posts in a row - I need to do my own work, but I'm lazy. Rob puts up this rather mind-blowing statistic: