Hamlin Charles Hunter - The war myth in United States history

Author : Hamlin Charles Hunter
Title : The war myth in United States history
Year : 1946

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Chapter 1. Patriotism and peace. From 1775 to 1923 the United States Army was engaged in 110 conflicts comprising about 8,600 battles with a casualty list of approximately 1,280,000 men. The casualty list for World War II was approximately 1,000,000 men of whom over 300,000 were killed. America's war costs since the adoption of the Constitution total more than the nation's entire accumulation of wealth since that time. Since 1789, approximately 85 per cent of all federal expenditures have gone for purposes connected with war. Wars have cost America $414,000,- 000,000, in comparison with a total evaluation of property and wealth in this country of $300,000,000,000. World War II cost America nearly six times as much as all her previous wars combined. The Revolution cost $500,000,- 000; the Civil War, for both sides, cost $14,000,000,000; and World War I cost $33,000,000,000. The Mexican War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War brought the total direct war cost by 1921 to $52,000,000,000. World War II cost $320,000,000,000. ...

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