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Roger J. Stanyard's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by Roger J. Stanyard

Which of course raises the issue as to how many Cathlic countries went to war against Hitler? Not many. Poland was forced into war by act of invasion. Italy sided with Hitler. Spain and Portugal stood to one side altogether. Hungary sided with Hitler. Croatia sided with Hitler. Father Tiso supported Hitler. So that basically leaves France and Belgium. And France never really had its heart in it.

Let's look at just who did stand up to Nazism - The Soviet Union. UK deaths from war, 1939 - 1945 around 300,000. US deaths, around 300,000. Soviet deaths - 27 million. Nar, it was the "atheists" that broke the back of Nazi Germany. Catholic Europe has a lot to answer for over WW2.

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:41:03 UTC | #518871