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WWI and WWII: A Presentation
November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The human and economic costs of the 20th Century wars are nearly immeasurable. Cities were leveled; nations were destroyed. Some 75 million people, mostly civilians, were killed by bullet, bomb, bayonet, poison gas, mass starvation, preventable disease and finally, radiation from the atomic bomb. An entirely new World Order emerged with nearly half of the world’s population living under Communism or other dictatorships by 1945. But democracy also flourished, and capitalism led much of the world into the 21st Century. Most larger nations are democracies and have experienced peace, albeit tenuous peace for the past 70 years.
Join us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War (11/11/1918) with an exploration of a WWI and WWII. Members of Fox Chapel Area’s Rotary Club will lead a discussion with a retelling of some of the major historical highlights of the 20th Century, as well as personal recollections by some who were significantly impacted by WWII.