The main difference is one was our "Ally" the other was our enemy. Not only that, the end goal of Nazi is him was genocide, while the end goal of Russian communism was Stalin to have full, uncontested, control of Russia
But at least Stalin knew how rock the 'stache! Am I right?
This isn't entirely true. Remember the cold war...
I expect historical accuracy in my funnypics!!
@domewright, what do you mean "remember the cold war"
@domewright, explain what the f you were trying to say. I expect clarification in my funnypics!!
@Vsauce, Hey, Vsauce
@Vsauce, alright, alright. Put simply, we fought Germany in WW2 because we were allied with Britain and Germany was allied with the Japanese....who of course attacked us at pearl harbor. America didn't originally want to fight, and once we defeated Germany in Europe, our attention was focused on defeating Japan.
America has always hated communists, but we never went to war with them because 1. They weren't attacking Britain (Germany) and 2. They didn't attack us (Japan).
After ww2, we entered into the cold war with Russia because we were afraid for almost 40 years that we would have to fight them and it would go nuclear. 20 million murdered was an atrocity, but it was better not to fight them because a nuclear war would have destroyed the entire planet.
@domewright, what was the Vietnam war then?
@domewright, what I'm pissed about is the level to which the U.S would full-on support dictators overthrow democratically elected socialists in Latin and South American countries. I know I'm beating a long-dead horse, but weren't we in favor of democracy?
@Monstercat, wasn't that just because of the agenda of recent leaders? Considering how uninformed most Americans are nowadays it's probably real easy.
@jrice429, I mean, yeah we fought the spread of communism. But France had Vietnam before WW2 and withdrew it forces from there to fight in Europe. Well, after the war they tried to go back and the Vietnamese liked their freedom and fought against the French and we decided to help the French. The French pulled out and we took over. Blah blah blah fight the communists. Blah blah blah. Something something 'Nam. At least I'm pretty sure on that. Big mess. Big mess.