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user-inactivated  ·  330 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 27, 2018

Wow. That's quite the impressive summary. Did you learn about these two in school or did you study up on them during your free time out of interest? I'm just curious, because here in the states, we're taught a little about generals like Grant, MacArthur, Patton, etc., but they're not covered very heavily. I think it's safe to say you know more about one man than I know about three combined.

I think by far my favorite bit is about Eisenhower sending Zhukov fishing supplies as a gift.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  330 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We learn quite a bit about the war heroes at school. Like kb once said somewhere on Hubski, "Russians still celebrate the V-day" (we do; it's ridiculously pompeous). The cult of arms in the US is focused on the present military might rather than the achievements of the past. Russia doesn't have that strong a military - or anything, for that matter - so we rely on our predecessors' fame to support our national unity.

I didn't want to leave you hanging - you did ask me about something, after all - so after I pulled a bit from my memory, I brushed it up with a Wikipedia read. You could've read a lot of it on your own. But you asked me. So I did my best to relay the information.

I knew much more about Zhukov from a few years ago, when I read a little about him. It may have been for the state exam on History, but he was an interesting figure to me anyway. I've only considered his relationship with Eisenhower significant after the latest read, despite me being an Americophile for a lot longer.