(In the image below) President Woodrow Wilson is speaking before a joint session of Congress, requesting that America declare war on Germany. (and later on Austria-Hungary.)
The war in Europe began in 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. It would end in November of 1918 with surrender of Germany.
“The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I, was around 40 million.
There were 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded. The total number of deaths includes
9.7 million military personnel and about 10 million civilians. The Entente Powers (also
known as the Allies) lost about 5.7 million soldiers while the Central Powers lost about 4
Census Bureau – Link to PDF
The Great Depression caused a long period of very hard lean times. Jobs were scarce and people lived with bare essentials.
If you think Communism, Marxism or Fascism are good ways to govern and that those who attack without warning or cause , independent, sovereign nations think about 100 million people dying in a span of about 5 years. Three dictators in three small countries tried to take over and dominate the entire world.
The frightening part is that they almost did. The more frightening part is that we are witnessing history repeat itself with the offensive and foolish Marxist garbage being forced on societies. We are already seeing the death toll begin to rise as evil is never satisfied and rises to force the world into submission.