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Interesting War Facts

The following are a bunch of little-known facts, which you might find rather interesting.

  1. The United States’ spends more on its Defence Budget in 7 minutes than Antigua and Barbuda spends in one year
  2. China’s army has 1 million more troops than the United States’ Army, but the United States spends 20 times more on their army
  3. Springfield 1903 United States’ rifle had features derived from the German Mauser. Ironically, the United States continued paying royalties to German while fighting them during World War I.
  4. The USSR suffered more military losses during World War II than all other the other fighting nations combined
  5. More people died in 4 hours of fighting during World War II than died in the September 11th 2001 attacks
  6. More United States soldiers died during the Civil War than World War I
  7. The Battle of Stalingrad during World War II had almost twice the casualties of the second highest casualty battle, Somme River I during World War I
  8. There were more than 3 times as many military fatalities in the Korean War than the Vietnam War, despite the fact that the Vietnam War was 5 times longer
  9. During the 1st Gulf War there were only 148 US Army casualties
  10. Over 8 million Chinese people died during World War II due to famine and internal purges
  11. The peak strength of the German Army during World War II exceeded the peak strength of both France and the UK combined
  12. Three German World War II planes, Messerschmitt ME 163, Messerschmitt 262 and Heinkel He 162A, had maximum speeds quicker than most modern passenger airliners
  13. The world’s 5 smallest armed forces combined make consist of less than 3000 troops
  14. Approximately 4% of the whole of North Korea’s population are enlisted soldiers
  15. During World War II, the German Luftwaffe produced more than 90,000 aircraft
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  1. Vastari

    On April 25, 2008 at 4:39 pm


    Nice list. Some very interesting facts there, a good read.

  2. nobert soloria bermosa

    On May 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm


    interesting, thanks

  3. robert

    On June 22, 2008 at 2:36 pm


    you need to get your facts right, there are too many errors to mention here

  4. Operator-C

    On June 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm


    Robert,
    I’m not attempting to be rude when I ask this: how about you provide the corrective information to whichever of these facts are incorrect, as you say they are? I’m not saying they are, but I’d very much like to see the real facts, if these aren’t.

  5. Vic

    On July 22, 2008 at 4:48 pm


    How about some facts on Zimbabwe?

  6. mehc

    On November 11, 2008 at 11:30 am


    i love my baby boy hector

  7. ryan

    On December 1, 2008 at 11:31 am


    thanks for helping me on my project

  8. crelia

    On January 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm


    very realistick and violent

  9. andrew

    On January 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm


    charlie i cant belive u
    you could off talked to me!!!!
    i mean

  10. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm


    I hope everyone else read this as a piece of liberal lunacy..

    Example. The AMERICAN losses during D-Day, one if the highest loss periods on WW2 were 2599 about the same as 9/11. If you use total ALLIED killed that is 4414. The German losses were estimated at about 6000. So that is 10,400 total for 24 hours or under 1,800 per 4 hours. It is likely that the first 4 hours of the landing were close to 2500 but probably not by much because there were considerable losses in the paratroop landings during the midnight to 4 am, and there was heavy fighting along the whole front all day and into the night.

  11. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm


    Another example..

    During World War II, the German Luftwaffe produced more than 90,000 aircraft

    Actually the Luftwaffe did not produce a single aircraft in WW2. It is the German Airforce, planes were produced by Hienkle, FW, etc.

    I cannot confirm or deny the number but compare it to the American production of B-17 and B-24’s which was about 35,000 – and these were the big 4 engine bombers – German aircraft production was more single engine and two engine models.

    Going from memory about 12,000 twin engine B-25’s were built and something in the neighborhood of 20,000 P-47’s were built bringing the 4 plane total to 67,000. This didn’t include the P-51 (8,000) the F4U (5000) and the carrier planes that more than 20,000 were built – wildcat, hellcat, TBD, TBF, etc. That gets us past 90,000 and we haven’t included the PBY’s, the float planes for the ships, B26, B29, P38. C-47 production was near the combined B17/B24 production of 35,000. And there was a C54 that we build a ton of.

    I doubt the 90,000 figure is high enough because the Germans built some nearly disposable fighters and then there was the V1’s and V2’s.

  12. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm


    China\’s army has 1 million more troops than the United States\’ Army, but the United States spends 20 times more on their army

    China doesn\’t care if a half million or so of their soldiers are killed…. We saw that in the charges of a more than a thousand in Korea – and we threw many of them back with a handful of losses and a lot of fire power that cost money, not lives.

  13. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm


    Like most liberals you are good at ignoring FACTS and substituting what suits you conclusions… (lies)

    Mauser filed an infringement lawsuit against Springfield, the money was not paid during the war as you indicate and it was from Springfield a company, not the US Government.

    This is proper handling of patents…

  14. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm


    During the 1st Gulf War there were only 148 US Army casualties

    Bush Senior ran a pretty good war.

    Let’s see how One Bad A.. Mistake America does in his two wars in his only term in office, Afghanistan where he is sending more men into a meat grinder that makes Veitnam look like a picnic, and the civil war in Mehico we will be involved in some day….

  15. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm


    Over 8 million Chinese people died during World War II due to famine and internal purges

    Actually that is a lie presented by the Japanese.

    Close to 25 million Chinese died in the hidden Holocaust that was the Japanese occupation of China from 39-45.

    Most died at the hands of the Japanese like the Rape of Nanking where over 750,000 were killed, many driven into the river.

  16. Ralph Brandt

    On March 27, 2009 at 2:39 pm


    You challenged another writer to show some of the errors – I have. As an FYI, most of the others are either overstated or misrepresented.

  17. Everyone Just Got Pwned

    On July 6, 2009 at 8:34 am


    Everyone fails except for Ralph!

  18. AdizzyH.

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get drunk then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success. not to mention the japenese were in cahoots withHITLER?????????

  19. Charles.Alex.Hodges

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get drunk then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success. not to mention the japenese were in cahoots withHITLER?????????

  20. Charles.Alex.Hodges

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get intoxicated then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success. not to mention the japenese were in cahoots withHITLER?????????

  21. Charles.Alex.Hodges

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get intoxicated then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success. not to mention the japenese were in cahoots withHITLER?????????

  22. Charles.Alex.Hodges

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get intoxicated then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success.

  23. Charles.Alex.Hodges

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get intoxicated then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success.

  24. Charles.Alex.Hodges

    On February 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm


    i men really we need to figure out why the japense sneak attack while screaming bonzai, also why did they let children get intoxicated then try to fly a plane into U.S ships. they lied to there people, told them the attacks were a great success.

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