Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) U.S. Civil War. Just under half a million U.S. soldiers on both sides died, not quite a hundred thousand more than World War II, with a record 283,394 deaths on both sides from illness and other causes.
  • A2) World War II. 291,557 U.S. soldiers lost their lives in battle or from wounds suffered in battle.
  • A3) U.S. Civil War. Over six and a half percent of the U.S. soldiers who saw action died in battle. About 2.2% of U.S. soldiers died in battle during the Mexican-American War, and 2.0% in the Revolutionary War.
  • A4) Mexican-American War. Disease, most notably yellow fever, wiped out over one of every seven U.S. soldiers.
  • A5) Union. Nearly half a million Union soldiers died, over two and a half times as many as the Confederacy, if you believe the official numbers. Other, probably more accurate, estimates claim only about 1.2 times as many Union soldiers died as Confederate.
  • A6) Battle of the Bulge. The World War II battle in Europe cost 19,276 American lives from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945.
  • A7) Battle of Meuse-Argonne. The World War I battle in France cost 26,277 American lives from September 26 to November 11, 1918.
  • A8) World War II. Over sixteen million U.S. soldiers were needed during five years of action.
  • A9) Vietnam War. 8,744,000 U.S. soldiers saw duty in Vietnam, three million more than in the Korean War, and four million more than in World War I.
  • A10) World War II. Over twelve percent of the population, nearly a quarter of all males, served in the war.
  • A11) Civil War. About ten percent of the population, one fifth of all males, served in the war.
  • A12) Vietnam War. Over seven million Vietnam veterans, about five of every six, is still living. Both World War II and the Korean War have over three million living veterans, with the former currently holding a slight lead that will disappear over the next decade (both will drop below the number of Gulf War veterans soon thereafter).

1 comment:

Trivia Why's Guy said...

Sorry, I had answers #6 and #8 swapped. Thanks to TH for pointing out my mistake.