Not to further derail this thread, but, we went that way so ...
Look at the death toll of WW2. You mention the population of Canada was 11M at the time. By comparison, the population of the US was 133M and the Soviet Union was 168M.
The Soviet Union lost 24M soldiers and civilians in WW2. That's over twice the then population of Canada.
China lost 20M soldiers and civilians.
Those numbers are mind-boggling.
24M is approximately 2/3rds of the population of Canada today. Those kinds of stats really do make one take pause. China doesn't get mentioned enough in WW2 but the barbaric behavior the Japanese displayed there was probably the worst of the entire War, and that's saying something.
Hitler had death camps. Russia said hold my beer, and Japan just went way off the deep end. Under the thin veil of civility, humans are pretty cruel animals...
Unrelated, but talking number of deaths, Didn't more people die from the Spanish Flu then died in WW1? That wreaked havoc on a staggering amount of people.
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