“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
-Mark Twain (maybe)
The United States of America currently holds the title for ultimate military prowess and enormity. Acting as the worlds gold standard, it has not come without significant loss of life. With modern wars being played out in front of television cameras, we often forget the bloody history that has already passed. So below we have created a visual representation of American combat casualties during significant wars in the history of the USA.
American Combat Casualties:
NOTE: Casualty numbers vary from source to source. These are lives lost solely in combat.
What you have learned today
- World War II should not be forgotten or repeated
- A torn country leads to a smaller country
- The beginning of the 20th century was the bloodiest time period in American history