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  1. #1 Economic Crisis and WWIII 
    Forum Ph.D.
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    Economic Crisis and WWIII

    I have often read statements that indicate that the Great Depression was ended as a result of WWII. By going to war, it is said, we managed to cure the greatest economic crisis in American history.

    It is said that today’s economic crisis might to be as bad as the Great Depression. If such is the case perhaps we should take a lesson from the past.

    Instead of turning our factories into vast production lines building planes, ships, tanks, and guns and declaring WWIII we might declare a make-believe WWIII and instead of sending these planes, ships, tanks, and guns to far off places where we can kill people and destroy property we could achieve the same effect by building our factories on ships and sending those ships to sea.

    War is only our second best consumer of goods, our very best consumer of goods would be a factory mounted on a ship with the assembly line terminating at the ramp on the stern of the ship whereby the product can be easily dumped into the sea.

    Such economic prosperity can only be imagined.

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    I do not believe that we are about to enter another world war. Things have changed since the 1930's and I don't think that a war would help our situation as you say it did back then. The factories that you mentioned are the ones that went and built ammunition, tanks, airplanes, etc. Today all of that is most likely done by machines so it would not employ more people, in fact it might have people lose more money since it would all go into creating these things instead of to the people. That's just my thought on it.

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    I sense something is happening... The thin red line is carefully threaded... On one side is US, Europe, S.Korea, and Japan... The other side is Russia, Iran, N.Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and possibly China.

    Well, a new version of Red Alert will come out after that.
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    WYSIWYG Moderator marnixR's Avatar
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    on the plus side Hitler Mk.2 has died
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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