Stupid Wars: A Citizen's Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions, and Ridiculous Revolutions

Stupid Wars: A Citizen's Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions, and Ridiculous Revolutions

Ed Strosser, Michael Prince


When winners write heritage, they usually "forget" to incorporate their very own embarrassing misjudgments. thankfully, this take-no-prisoners version of background isn't going to enable the winners (or the losers) omit the blunders of the prior. Be ready to snigger out loud—and gasp in horror—at the main painfully idiotic innovations, alliances, and judgements the realm has ever identified. those silly wars were introduced by way of democracies in addition to monarchies and dictatorships, in contemporary many years simply as usually as in much less "enlightened" instances. The ridiculous and reckless conflicts chronicled in Stupid Wars contain the misdirected Fourth campaign, the half-baked invasion of Russia through the united states, the U.K.'s baffling Falklands struggle, Hitler's ill-fated Beer corridor Putsch, numerous tremendously silly South American conflicts, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and plenty of extra. even if you're a destiny dictator, war-mongering baby-kisser, royal mistress, or background lover, those blow-by-stupid-blow money owed will educate you the precious classes you want to remain off the checklist, together with:
* Don't claim conflict on all of your acquaintances on the similar time.
* operating radios, actual maps, and weather-appropriate uniforms are huge plusses.
* quite a lot of chicken poop and intensely small islands are not likely worthy demise for.
* by no means invade Russia.
* heavily. It's a truly undesirable idea.

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