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  1. Wolfy

    Wolfy Ace

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    Anyone? I'm thinking on moving my little interest to more high-tech conflicts.

    What post-WW2 military conflicts are you interested in?
     
  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Tired of WW2? Me? Never!
     
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  3. Lias_Co_Pilot

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    Something I find vastly interesting is the 1950's Strategic Air Command, the era of the B-36, B-47, and B-58.

    However, I also find the clash of titans at sea very interesting. Jets de-romanticized the era of carriers in conflict at sea. The only thing that's kept me from pursuing a gaming version of this kind of thing is the multiple personalities involved in a titanic battle. Consider Wade McCluskey at the Battle of Midway, his leadership was key to the destruction of the carriers, not discounting the heroism of Torpedo 8, whose sacrifice facilitated Wade's group blasting the Japanese Navy. Games don't allow for this kind of factor.

    Then, there's the battleships. I strongly dispute the thoughts of those tech worshipping idiots who think Battleships don't belong in today's navy. Not all of our future opponents are going to be as tech savvy as the US, or other first world powers.
     
  4. Wolfy

    Wolfy Ace

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    I really would like to understand the strategic and the tactical reality of the Iraq conflict better. I'll have to start studying 80s to modern day era conflicts- probably starting with the 1982 Lebanon war.
     
  5. J.A. Costigan

    J.A. Costigan Member

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    I never get tired of World War II.

    But Vietnam and the Afganistan wars (Soviet invasion and OEF) are intrests of mine as well.
     
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  6. mfg495

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    There is only one conflict I would follow after WW2 and that would be the Falklands Confilct (it was never called a war).

    Like Wolfy stated, other confilct/wars started to get 'high-tech' a lot of 'fire and forget' systems used.
     
  7. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Blasphemy!
     
  8. brndirt1

    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    Agreed "Slipdigit"! Blasphemy indeed.
     
  9. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    WWII never goes out of my mind really...nor does any other period of military history, come to think of it...:)
     
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  10. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    I will always be hooked on WWII history , but I also think WWI is fascinating , as well as the Napoleonic wars and recently the 1870 Franco Prussian war.
     
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    ww2 shaped the world we live in today and touched the life of somebody you will have known sometime in your life, and you can never know enough about ww2 IMHO.
     
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    If you are tired of WWII, why don't you find yourself another forum?

    RAM
     
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  13. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I would be sorry to see you go. In my brief stay here on this forum, you have posed some interesting questions that have caused me to do a little research to be sure I knew what I was talking about. Why not just stay and find other forums to feed your imagination?
     
  14. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    I would hate to see you leave too, as you have a talent for sparking interesting conversations :)
     
  15. WalkerBulldog

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    I don't know why, but I will read all day long about WW2, WW1 and the American Civil War, but anything after that has little interest for me, although I will once in awhile watch futureweapons or something along those lines.
     
  16. Hufflepuff

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    I've been into WWII since I was seven....so its a little hard for me to get away from it lol
     
  17. Wolfy

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    Thanks guys, i really appreciate it. I'm not leaving though, I'm just considering on expanding my horizons.
     
  18. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Though the first book I ever read on war when I was very young was on WWI I have never lost interest in WWII. But I tend to study other conflicts before and after and they are all related to WWII as a consequence or factor in some way or form. WWI to the Spanish Civil War,Korea and Vietnam. And of course I have an interest in the American Civil War ;). As for Vietnam I study it and have an interest in it because my Father served 2 tours there.
     
  19. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    WWII is the primary war I study, but I have read books or watched programs on many of the conflicts in world history from ancient through modern, including UN peacekeeping missions. All of our live, our families lives, including ancestors were touched and moulded by military conflict. It makes sense to understand the events that shaped the society we have today by looking at the past and the present.

    WWII, as already stated is integral to the world we know today. Personally, as the daughter of a Canadian WWII who would never have made it to London to meet my mother if it had not occurred, I wouldn't be here or at least not the person I am!

    Glad to hear you are just expanding your horizons. My problem is trying to fit all my interests into the time available! I don't know how some on the Forum are able to keep up with it here and read and do other things!
     
  20. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    The Falklands may not have been called a war per se, probably becuase war was never politically declared. Maggie never signed any act that took this country to war with Argentina. But its a big jump for any one else to say it was not indeed a war.

    Those that fought on the island my brother in 2 para included would have something to say about that. Indeed in the 25th commemorative celebrations or whatever they MOD's own literature presented it as the Falklands conflict.

    My brother and his mates would have something to say to anyone who thnks they did not fight a war on the islands. Indeed so would the wounded and burns cases from Woolwich and other forces hospitals, and all the wounded I spent time with from gym 6 to gym 1 at Chessington and on to Headley court in the aftermath. I think you would have a hard time peddeling the official conflict words to any of them who I think would say they fought a war. An old fashioned slogging war maybe but a war none the less.
     

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