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The senselessness of the war was captured by the satirical paper The Onion in their "dumb century" book. Their (fake) headline for 1914 is

Austria declares war on Serbia declares war on Germany declares war on France declares war on Turkey declares war on Russia declares war on Bulgaria declares war on Britain

Ottoman Empire Almost Declares War on Itself

Nations Struggle to Remember Allies

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 11th, 2005 at 07:44:01 AM EST

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