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Old 01-12-2012, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Japanese Invasion in the Philippines


Edsa Revolution 1986 (Martial Law)
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: PriBaltica!
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For Latvia: Soviet occupation for 45 years.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Yes, but all of this is really "small potatoes" compared to the rest of the world.
Really? 620,000 dead from the Civil War is "small potatoes"??

The death toll from the war may not be as high as other places, but I don't consider 620,000 lost lives to be "small potatoes" in any way. Besides you can't really compare tragedies because there will always be a place that has had a "worse" tragedy.

As for the original topic. One of greatest tragedies here in the U.S. was decimation of the American Indian population with the arrival of Europeans.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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For the small African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe it was the Batepá Massacre of February 3, 1953. At the time, there was a shortage of labor on the island's plantations. Native Creole's viewed manual field work as slave labor and refused to work the land. Amidst fears that they would be forced to work the fields, residents in the community of Batepá revolted. Around 1,000 people were killed before the uprising was suppressed by the Portuguese colonial authorities.

After Batepá, anti-colonial and nationalist sentiment increased, and the country eventually gained independence from Portugal in 1975. February 3rd is observed as a national holiday in the country - Martyrs' Day (Dia dos Mártires).

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Old 01-12-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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Edsa Revolution 1986 (Martial Law)

Unless you are a Marcos supporter, the EDSA revolution is not a national tragedy, its a national celebration.. Without bloodshed, people rose up in protest of a dictator (Marcos) and kicked him out of the country.

You forgot the Philippine war against the Americans which claimed upwards of 1,500,000 civilian deaths, which surpassed total Vietnam war deaths. The great majority of Americans are unaware of the extent of civilian casualties of this war.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp...93American_War

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Old 01-12-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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For the U.S., add the Great Depression.

Spain-- March 11, 2004 (11-M) bombings; Spanish Civil War (1936-39); Spanish-American War (1898). More remote past events include Napoleonic Invasion and Spanish-American Independence (1808-1824), perhaps 711 (Muslim invasion), fall of the Roman Empire, etc.

France-- WWII, but also Reign of Terror (Robespierre; 1793-1794) during French Revolution.

Argentina/Chile-- The "Dirty War" of 1976-1983.

Taiwan-- the Kuomintang's loss of war with Chinese communists, 1949. Also, the 228 incident of 1947.

Hungary and nearby nations--Soviet invasion/occupation during Cold War
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Really? 620,000 dead from the Civil War is "small potatoes"??
Yeah I think that was a tad unfair. I mean compared to events in Chinese history 620,000 is pretty small, but even by European standards I think 620,000 is a fairly big war. I mean it's not "Thirty Years' War" big, but that was between nations. From what I can tell the 620,000 figure is maybe bigger than the English Civil War and perhaps similar in percentages of the population.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Unless you are a Marcos supporter, the EDSA revolution is not a national tragedy, its a national celebration.. Without bloodshed, people rose up in protest of a dictator (Marcos) and kicked him out of the country.

You forgot the Philippine war against the Americans which claimed upwards of 1,500,000 civilian deaths, which surpassed total Vietnam war deaths. The great majority of Americans are unaware of the extent of civilian casualties of this war.
Philippine
It's Martial Law.. well Edsa Revolution is just right after the Martial Law. I'm not Marcos supporter cause I don't know yet about the Revolution cause I was still young when it happened It's a mix clip between the time of the Revolution because of the Martial Law Declaration that's why the EDSA Revolution happened. During the Martial Law there's a lot of torture from the Military and Killings going on, until the assassination of Ninoy "Benigno" Aquino Jr, there was curfew for everyone & everyone was not allowed to say something against the government during the Martial Law, it's like you don't have freedom, No freedom of speech and freedom of the Press. Ex-Pres. Cory Aquino lead for Democracy. Isn't Martial Law a national tragedy for Philippines?


Yeah, American-Philippine war.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yeah I think that was a tad unfair. I mean compared to events in Chinese history 620,000 is pretty small, but even by European standards I think 620,000 is a fairly big war. I mean it's not "Thirty Years' War" big, but that was between nations. From what I can tell the 620,000 figure is maybe bigger than the English Civil War and perhaps similar in percentages of the population.
Yeah, there were only like 31 million people in the US at the time, so it'd be the national equivalent of 6.2 million Americans dying in a war today. That's huge by any metric, and very few wars kill 620,000 people over four years even today. And if they do, it's a pretty big deal.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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