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Q: Would you rather have been a German during WW2 or a Chinese person during Mao's time in power?

Simple question, but please rationalize any answers you offer...

6 years 6 days ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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A German during WWII so I could potentially get rid of dumb-ass questions and trolls on this site.

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A German during WWII so I could potentially get rid of dumb-ass questions and trolls on this site.

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A German, I'd have had access to the autobahn in my Beetle. (and despite it being downhill for the average Schultz towards the end of the war, it is a relatively short period of complete crap, assuming you were in the West German part)

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German, they were less hungry and on average, WW2 might have been less lethal per capita and less destructive, than Mao's social experiments (because they let him fumble around several times...)

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Dude.

 

This is a website for foreigners in china to give free advice to other foreigners looking for help.

 

Yeah, well, no. Actually it's a website the owners hope to make money from. Fair play to them. But a lot of people have knowledge they are happy to pass on, in exchange for a bit of banter and ranting now and then. We are all nutters and like a good spar.

 

Please play fair and abide by the law of the land so those of us who want to help answer questions can.

 

Yeah, the laws of China might suck. But they are what they are. And if you chose to come here you must abide by them. Same as any other country on earth.

 

Please don't be so political  wink

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Alcohol maybe I hope is, invovled...

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There seems to be an attack by the CFTU at the moment to get this site shut down.

 

Or maybe it's Craig.

 

Go away Craig.

 

Yeah, it's probably Craig.

 

Don't take the bait guys

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@Scots: T. is not from Oz or NZ. He's actually from Vanuatu.

Sorrel and Scots for AoD! I didn't mean to click on this thread, but I'm glad I did. Sino made me ask for 02 'infusion'. Again!

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Nazi uniforms were only 10 million times cooler looking !!!

 

  plus an off chance of meeting Rick @ Cafe' Americain.

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German for sure. For non-Jewish Germans life was generally pretty good until the later years in the war. There was a lot of glory and pride in their misguided sense of nationalism. In the Mao years.......... they people enjoyed Maonutrition. 

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I just want to apologize to my hosts for asking this in a way which might come across as provocative. 

 

My grandmother in law is one such survivor from the founding days. She is the most frugal person in the world, but she is warm hearted and generous. As is her husband. I am fascinated about their lives, but when I ask questions, they're clearly uncomfortable about reminiscing.

 

My great uncle was a war correspondent and fought in both the battles of Crete and El Alamein. History fascinates me.

 

Let me be clear that I had no intention of comparing China's founder to Adolf Hitler.

 

Explaining is losing anyhow, but I've already lost, so meh.

 

Sorry if I offended anyone. This is why I'm not a member of the diplomatic service.

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i would agree that many of the older people have fascinating life stories to tell.

Maybe wait until they are ready to talk about it, as they get to know you better.

If you share/show historical material from your family first and then don't push for their reminisces, they may become more comfortable with your interest.

I know being on the receiving end of personal questions from strangers is uncomfortable.

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