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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

US History Discussion Question #3

What is the most important thing to learn about World War II and why?

28 Comments:

Blogger megan o. said...

i think it is important to learn about it in general. if we don't know about the past, we are bound to repeat it. so, learning about it can prevent it from happening in the future. if something ever happens like when hitler became chancellor and president of Germany, we know what to do to stop it before millions of innocent lives are taken.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Kelly Finnesy said...

I think the most important thing to learn about WWII is all the faults that it had, so we can learn from past mistakes and know how to fix problems in the future.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous terra unruh said...

i agree with megan. she's right when she says that if we dont learn about the past then we are bound to repeat it. but i think one of the main things that i learned from this WWII is that maybe a leader that is very sure and almost too confident is going to just try and take over everyone to the point of killing people that are against them. all of the Axis Power's leaders during WWII all had people killed for them and they executed many people also. leaders with too much confidence in themselves may repeat Mussolini or Hilter.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous korye garnett said...

i also agree with the previous posts. if we don't learn form past mistakes then it has a good chance of happening again. i also think that we learned that you might have to enter war earlier to prevent horrible things from happening, like the holocaust.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Ryan Spence said...

I agree with myself. Not necessarily are we going to repeat ourselves. There were a lot of problems during WWII and it is not like we, the world , can stop it from happening again. But the most important thing to learn is that nuclear weapons or more "advanced" weapons make better allies than others.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Abram said...

The most important thing to learn is that we should never accept leadership that promotes the superiority of a racial group, religious group, etc. over another. Never again should there be a war where religion or race is involved. It also shows that it is important for people to question leadership they suspect of being corrupt. As much as we need to know what to do when another country does what Germany did, we need to learn from the mistakes made by the German people in allowing the war to happen.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the most important thing about world war II is that we need to watch out for dictators, becuase im my opinion thats was a big contributor to the war. That is becuase if a dictator takes over his country then he will not just want to have his country he will keep dictating the whole area until he achieves all of the land he can get. Which leads to deaths and people dying. Although dictators dont really care what it takes to achieve their goal, as long as they do

Anthony Fitch

3:58 PM  
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4:55 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

One truth that has always stuck out at me, when learning about the Holocaust part of WWII, is that freaks do exist, and always will. People really do think crazy radical thoughts. (As I am typing, my sister is raving about how we should kill my dog to get a new one, because this one won't learn to behave.. not serious, I dont' think) "Bad" people will always manage to come to power, and if we can just understand that, we can take early actions to keep them under control. (I just thank God that my sister isn't head of the household)
~Grace Page

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Micheal Jackson said...

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7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Megan on this one. But i also think one of the most important part to learn about the war was that on the era and the leaders of the countries and their thinking on what to do. This knowledge of knowing how they think allows us to put ourselves into thier shoes better and understand the whole logic of it all.

Kimberly Snell

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Abby B. said...

I also agree with Megan when she said that it is important to learn about the bad things in the past so that the same exact mistakes are not made again and again. We as a people can use our rights and make changes in the government, either by becoming a member of government, or just using the 1st. ammendment rights to express your opions to the government. If someone dumb like hitler ever takes power anywhere in the world, let's all join hands and show them who's the boss and what is right and what is wrong. Hey, Mr. Gerber, if you are reading this, I put that in there just for you to prove that i have learned something in your class!

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Jessica H. said...

I agree with everyone. We need to learn about the past so that we can protect our existance in the future. We can stop the most powerful leaders of the war before they start taking lives of innocent people.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that we should study in order to learn about the past and also to prevent it from happening in the future. Not to mention it is important to learn about what our country has done in the past and so that we can do things better in the near future. Also i hope that if there was ever an occurence such as when hitler was in power than we can get involved quicker and do what is right for our people and others. As we are the richest and most powerful country in the world and there isn't a better place to live.
JORDAN MURRAY

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agre with everyone. It is important to learn about WWII in general, so we can try to avoid something like that ever happens again.

*Lindsie*

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The German - Certainly, there are many things to learn from World War II. One thing, I really think is important, is to finally accept that ultimate power should never be placed in the hands of a single man. It is not just to let a single man decide about the fate of millions of people.
Another thing to learn is that people should never be treated differently because of their believes, race, religion and so on. Every country on this world had problems with that and most of the time those problems had a bloddy ending. We have to learn from that. Humans are brutal form nature - that's why it is so more important to teach moral values and behavior. I think history is one of the best instruments to do that.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah so we don't want to repeat bad history, like WWII, but most importantly like the war going on right now in Iraq, i mean at least we stopped Suddamm Husein (or however u spell that) from killing more hundreds of thousands of people. In my mind he was another Hitler, and we kinda recognized that before he did try and take over the world like Hitler. WWII always makes the world think of all the crazy people that could be trying to run the world and shouldn't be!
katie b

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Ashley Dewald said...

The important thing to learn about World War II was that the people who died and were killed for what they believed in. They were all able to step up and say "I will fight for my rights" but then some of them were forced to go fight.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the most important thing we learned was that people can not be trusted. People like Hitler can not be trusted. And I think the world should have and should in the future make sure a country pays all of its debts from other wars.
Ryan Carey

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Francie Penner said...

I think the most important thing to learn about WWII is what we did to cause it and how we ended it. We need to know how we caused it so it will not happen again and we also need to know how we resolved it so if it ever happens again then we can fix it.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Francie Penner said...

I think the most important thing to learn about WWII is what we did to cause it and how we ended it. We need to know how we caused it so it will not happen again and we also need to know how we resolved it so if it ever happens again then we can fix it.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that the most important thing to study from WWII is the effects of dictatorship in Europe. It seems that they never do a great job of picking dictators. I think it is important to know what leads to tyrannical rule like what took place in Germany, Italy and The USSR.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it could have been altered in some way. If all this chaos was happening then there is no way that FDR didn't see that coming. I mean if all these killings and prejudice "enslavement" were happpening then FDR should have done something about it sooner than they did. If the US would have stepped in sooner than we could have at least saved thousands of lives from ending to the cruel hands of Hitler and his Nazi party. -Brianna

10:03 AM  
Blogger Brianna said...

The most important thing I learned is that we must learn and know our history or we will not have a future. WWII shows that people can be hated for the most dumb reasons and even hated so much that they kill millions such as Hitler's case.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that WWII is a very interesting subject to learn about and also learn from our countries mistakes. i also think that people learn from their mistakes and thats what we as a country have done.

-Malerie Hertzler

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that WWII is a very interesting subject to learn about and also learn from our countries mistakes. i also think that people learn from their mistakes and thats what we as a country have done.

-Malerie Hertzler

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the best thing to learn abotu was how badly the people were treated in the concentration camps and how that pretty much had no chance. my grandmother did have a chance, she met my grandad in WWII so she defeated the ods. I like to learn about the concentration camps.
Jena' Legrone

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the most important thing to learn to me would be that you should never place too much power in the hands of a single person.


-Billy Roan

4:18 PM  

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