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What are some interesting conflicts in american history?

Asked by lanahopple (453 points ) August 31st, 2011

For instance, say the press said this, but in reality it was totally different. That was really vague I know, but anything that is interesting in American history that hasn’t made such a big impact in the history books? Does anyone know of an instance like this before 1991?

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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

We invaded Russia in 1918. It was expunged from our history books during the Cold War.

RubyB's avatar

The little known fact that Japan had already offered surrender to the Allies before the annihilation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Blackberry's avatar

@RubyB Wow, really?

TexasDude's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought came here to post exactly what I was going to post.

Specifically, he’s referring to the Polar Bear Expedition.

perspicacious's avatar

My marriage was an interesting conflict.

linguaphile's avatar

From military base Yankees who lived in Selma, and with no discredit to MLK… I learned that MLK didn’t lead the entire march from Selma to Montgomery. He rode beside the march in a limo, drove up ahead and met the marchers from time to time and joined for a couple miles, but didn’t do the actual 50 mile march. One person’s perspective is that seeing their leader in a limo was probably very inspiring to the marchers.

Also Northerners and African Americans would fornicate in the streets and store doorways to make their point. Of course the news in 1964–1967 would not say that.

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