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Which country's army attacked it's own, unarmed, veterans protesting over promis

  1. The Old Guard profile image72
    The Old Guardposted 17 months ago

    Which country's army attacked it's own, unarmed, veterans protesting over promised benefits?

    There was a movie about it!
    It's surprising that so many people forget the violent force government has used get it's way.

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  2. PhoenixV profile image68
    PhoenixVposted 17 months ago

    I believe the USA? And wasnt Douglas MacArthur or Patton involved?

    1. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Correct!
      MacArthur led the Army to disperse and remove the 43,000 people, 17,000 vets  who had no jobs from D.C.
      In 1936 they were finally paid.
      2 people died, over 1,000 injured.
      Good job!
      Cheers

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, this is correct.  This occurred in the 1920s.  Everyone should know this.  I read about this & learnt this in 5th grade history class.

    3. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      gmwilliams,
      I talk to young people and they have no idea how many times the U.S. government reneged on promises. And it is a lot!
      Most don't know about wage and price controls in the 70's. The lies about Vietnam.
      Thanks for the comment!
      Cheers

  3. tamarawilhite profile image89
    tamarawilhiteposted 17 months ago

    World War 1 in the US had a situation like that.

    1. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Yup, MacArthur led the army in to oust  43,000 vets and families form a squatters camp, in D.C.
      Killed 2 and injured over 1,000 men, women and children.
      About 10 years later the U.S. government final came up with the money.
      Cheers

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Post-World War I in Washington D.C-again, correct answer.  This question should be closed since both answers are correct.

 
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