>tfw you'll never be a top ace
>tfw you'll never go down in history
How does /k/ cope with these feels?
Kills, when it comes to the U-boat captain, means ships sunk. Specifically, tonnage sunk, like >>28534132 says.
Read his original post, I'm pretty sure he thought that sinking one ship would get you 47 people killed, IE 47 kills.
If I'm being honest, there's one guy I really want to be.
How about literally anyone else not associated with nazis? Such as..
Simo Hayha; 700+ Kills. More than all your chumps put together
Audie Murphy; 240-/+ Kills
Khanpasha Nuradilov: 920 Kills
ah please let me introduce BASED
As cool as you'll be, you'll never be "killed more than 10,000 German civilians in two sinkings, all while on the verge of court martial for your alcoholism" cool.
>your luft buddies will never make you a comically large iron cross
>You'll never be Micheal Wittmann getting awarded the Knight's Cross by the Fuehrer.
>Knispel was born near the town of Cukmantel
The Civil War was fucked up, things went South pretty quick.
I will hang your family and burn your house down.
Dont get me started on WW2
Definitely didn't handle it Reich
Fucking degenerate Johnnies. Do we have to come back down there and give you the belt again?
We don't want you to leave, we want you to sit down and shut up.
Or, you know, actually act like Americans! Fight for liberty, think for yourself, detest tyranny, embrace the challenge our forefathers left us to become a beacon of hope to the world. Shit like that.
>people from North of the Mason-Dixon thinking they demonstrate any of those values
Quite honestly, I believe that really only three states hold anything near these values; Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire.
These are the values we were founded on, though.
The founding fathers would frown on America, period.
How do you think the founding fathers (who fought quite a bit against government enforced monopolies and subsidies) would feel about Monsanto?
How do you think they (as atheists) would feel about the fact that we make kids swear allegiance to God and the state?
How would they feel about the destruction of the citizen-soldier, and the rise of a fascist America?
Can you imagine having a hearthy laugh about it and then get piss drunk with your buddies.
And then, right inbetween the singing of two songs of 'drei lilien' you think of all the blood, sweat and pain this medal has cost you and the enemy. Imagine these surreal feels.
Its OK if you don't know your grandfather Hans, lots of german women threw themselves at their Soviet liberators. No need to blame communism for your grandmother being promiscuous
>The founding fathers didn't believe in free association and governing based on consent
Who could be behind this post?
>crappy russian tanks
had a bunch of shit sent to them by the US, T34 arguably the most battle tested tank of the war, the only worthy opponent to a tiger
>crap brit planes
hurricane and sptifire most commonly fielded by UK in WWII, both exceptional fighters
>tons of merchant vessels
what are destroyers, radar and non-smart torpedos and the art of getting them on target
faggot pls go
I live in New Hampshire. I burn wood I cut and season myself. What the fuck do I care if I need to pay more for gas?
Plus, we get most of our oil from Canada and our natural gas from Pennsylvania, anyhow.
>oil and natural gas from Canada
Not if Trudeau and the anti-oil enviro-fascists have anything to say about it. Canada is about to be a royal fuck spot with the third wave commies currently taking over en masse, the repercussions are DEFINITELY going to be felt in the northern New England all the way to the Pacific North West...might just want to prepare yourself.
>implying the North needs the South more than the South needs the North
You fucks are the ones sucking up all the welfare money. The second Uncle Sam stops the gravy train you'd fall into anarchy.
That being said, the system we have now, the one in which we (try to) work together for mutual benefit is better than another Civil War, which is why we tolerate you.
Let's clear a few things up in terms of "tolerating" one side or the other.
You gutted your own heavy industry capability in the second half of the 20th century with Unions while Right to Work states in the South became the only refuge in the 48 contiguous states for light, medium, and heavy industry. The network of ports, rail heads, and interstate for the purpose of moving shipped goods on the east coast effectively starts in Virgina then moves south as transport congestion, tax rates, and quasi-mandatory union membership force business involved with shipping out of the states.
The defense industry is, once again, largely centered in the south with Right to Work practices, lower business tax rates, and the more temperate climate drawing the heart of our military-industrial infrastructure once again south of the Mason Dixon.
Welfare subsidies invariably go to wherever you find the largest minority communities and while there are high density populations in the North particularly in urban areas, non-ethnic and non-asian minorities have the highest density as a percentage of total population in the south, if you want to look at Welfare recipients per square mile you will find no greater density than among the major metropolitan centers of the North and West coast.
International business in the areas of industry and production have, in the past fifteen years, overwhelmingly chosen the south as the are of choice to locate U.S. based plants, again because of tax rates, existing infrastructure, lack of population and transit congestion and the large worker base that will not mandate union membership or ties as a prerequisite for work. The bulk of the taxes that are used to provide the "gravy train" as you put it are national business that are headquartered in the north for ease of access to the primary North American market centers in New York City, and the original states of incorporation.
Lol, I'm in Alabama too, and can also confirm, I buy guns and booze.
But not with welfare money.
>not being able to accept that the Germans were superior fighters.
No, like they were claiming impossibly high numbers by the end of the war. In Crimea 1944, III./JG 52 (with Barkhorn and Hartmann) claimed over 1,000 enemy aircraft in the last month of the campaign.
Meanwhile, admitted Soviet losses for the entire ~5 month campaign were under 200 aircraft. Even if we assume the Soviets are lying, III./JG 52 was credited with about as many aircraft in a single month as the Soviets committed over the entire campaign.
A lot of aces were "made" during operation Barbarossa, in which they caught the Soviets with their pants down. Sure a lot of the numbers might be true, but also take into consideration that they were fighting a retreating, disoriented and badly equipped enemy.
I don't wanna shit on them being aces at their respective jobs, but take into consideration how they did in the eastern front and how they did in the western front (if they did serve in the western front). Another key thing is when their kills took place. The Soviet Air Force in 41 was something completely different from that of say 44-45.
It's funny that you actually believe this. Most industry is still up north, mostly because that's where the skilled labor is. Contrary to popular belief, business and unions can and do get along. The bulk of labor in the south is unskilled, underpaid, and generally menial (which, surprise, surprise leads to more people on welfare).
Defense industries have factories across the country, but their financial headquarters are almost always up north (or in Texas, but that's besides the point).
If you look at towns and counties that have the highest rate of federal aid, they will nearly always be located in Dixie. (With the occasional Montana or Wyoming township popping up). While it's true that big northern cities have a large amount of welfare recipients, they also have the highest rate of accessibility to charitable aid, so the burden on the system is much lighter than that of the southerners.
Again, the industry (foreign included) based in the south is menial and less productive than that based in the north. The real centers of industry in America today are the mechanized factories in the Pacific Northwest, tech industry in Silicon Valley, Biomedical Research in the North East, and manufacturing in the Great Lakes region (although that is faltering).
I agree that there are no reliable records on either side, and that both sides probably boosted records for propaganda purposes.
Even if just by adding probable kills to the confirmed numbers when it came to high scoring aces.
Problem gets even worse on the Soviet side since kills from a whole squadron was sometimes added to a pilots score if he was shot down and killed that day to add some bonus money to his family.
But i do not think the German top aces are that exaggerated since they were sometimes put in situations where they could slaughter whole flights of IL-2s in a matter of minutes.
Both y'all niggas need to post some citations t b q h. I know there's a lot of heavy manufacturing in the South (Mercedes in Georgia, Nissan in Alabama, etc.), and then there's the Space Coast. Second anon is right about tech and probably medical. What heavy industry is in the PNW besides Boeing?
If I recall, a lot of machinery. Besides Boeing there's a lot of mechanical manufacturing, nautical industry, and a lot of tech industry, as well as processing of raw materials (specifically lumber), and food.
I'm getting a lot of these figures from google and my economics textbook, senpai.
>lumping agricultural subsidies in with welfare
>Georgia Tech, Emory, UT, Texas A&M, University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Complex not leading biomedical research institutions
>ignoring the tech industry diaspora to Texas and Atlanta
You do realize it's the 21st Century right?
The Germans claimed to have killed 5 times as many planes as the Soviets had in theater.
Divide kill claims by 5 to get a more accurate number, by 10 if waffen SS or similar politicized unit.
Here's the other thing, all these "Experten" 100+ kill ubermensch? The moment they get transferred to fight the allies on the western front their kills counts drop off a cliff, and in 2-3 months, most were dead.
So what might that indicate?
>Defense industries have factories across the country, but their financial headquarters are almost always up north
and that's just the ones I know off the top of my head, in one state.
By the time en masse transfers were occurring the air war in the west was hopelessly lost. Is was suicide to be so outnumbered on that front with a balkenkreuz on your plane.
I dint think many argue the Western powers weren't more competnent than the eastern one anyway.
nah, my main point is not to look at all aces in awe (did not point to any one specifically) and just forwarded the idea that some might have become aces against a much weaker enemy.
You could call it moving the goalposts (if you show how I did move them then I cede my argument).. But the main point still stands.
If I can clarify what I want from this, I wanna know what percentage of aces gained fame from the eastern front and if so, how should they be compared to other aces that fought mostly against western allied forces
Considering they had KV1, T34, KV2, etc and many more of them, I'd say the Soviets were pretty strong, it was just their leadership that sucked. Doesn't mean that individual bravery on the battlefield was any less significant.
I'm not saying the south has no modern industry, I'm saying it is far, FAR less developed than the north. For every southern based tech company I can name ten ten northern ones. For every research institution in the Dixie, I can name a more prestigious Yankee one.
Also, I don't really know what you mean about me lumping farm subsidies in with welfare. Farm subsidies (though as parasitic as welfare, and prevalent in the south) are more of a mid western thing. I was talking about all the unemployed good old boys on food stamps and other assistance.
I was thinking of the big defense contractors when I said that. Like Boeing, General Electric, L-3, and Honeywell.
Almost all of them, the Western Front aces were fewer in number and most of them got most of their tallies through bomber kills. Like previously stated Hans-Joachim Marseille is the big exception, however, even his kill claim is highly inflated due to germans very loose kill-count standards. It's most likely his actual score is somewhere in the 50-80 region.
Hard to give you an exact percentage, but I would hazard over 80%. All the 200+ kill claims stayed in the east exclusively, and no small number of 100+ claim aces where shot down within months of being transferred over to the western front.
To give you an idea of how bad attrition was against the western allies. The luftwaffe lost 106% of their standing strength in the first half of 44. That doesn't mean everyone was shot down, it means most were shot down, some survived, and the reinforcement were shot down again.
>I'm getting a lot of these figures from google and my economics textbook, senpai.
I'm not saying you're wrong, but this is not exactly a citation, is it now?
This is a citation: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2015/07/23/the-cities-leading-a-u-s-manufacturing-revival/#2715e4857a0b1b4010d01d0a
> we evaluated the 373 metropolitan statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has complete data over the past decade. Our rankings factor in manufacturing employment growth over the long term (2003-14), medium term (2009-14) and the last two years, as well as momentum.... The other big cluster of industrial hotspots is in the Southeast. Manufacturing has been heading to the region for several decades, recently primed by major investments from German and Japanese companies, among others. A prime example is Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, Tenn., .... Other areas that have become primary places for new industrial investment include such Deep South locations as Savannah, Ga., No. 2 on our mid-sized list, as well as No. 8 Columbia, S.C., a major center for German car companies, and No. 10 Charleston, S.C., which has benefited from the expansion of Boeing and aerospace suppliers there.
(Also, oil in Texas and Oklahoma.).
And this: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/in_search_of_americas_best_manufacturing_locations_19971.aspx
So's this: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2013/05/15/americas-manufacturing-boomtowns/#2ace87437c6c5b1f6b487c6c
All in all, I think it's an exaggeration to say that the south is the center of heavy industry in the US, but not to say that the south currently has a significant portion of the manufacturing and industrial capacity of the US as a whole.
>south currently has a significant portion of the manufacturing and industrial capacity of the US as a whole.
Of course, Dixie is huge part of the union. But I'm just saying it's not the biggest part, and would have a hard near impossible time winning a second civil war.
As for the citations, I'm having an internet argument with someone on 4chan. I really don't feel like properly sourcing my arguments. It's a bit too tryhard for my tastes.
Never thought I'd see economic wanking between yankees and southerners on /k/.
International wanking all the fucking time, but inter state argument are usually about who takes it up the ass harder from the government.
I give it a week before nukes are used, each nation will try their hardest to not use nukes because they will be forever known as the country that destroyed the world and fucked everyone else over.
>Fight for liberty, think for yourself, detest tyranny, embrace the challenge our forefathers left us
this t b q h f a m
>violent secession is ok and even praiseworthy but only when WE do it thx
>B-baka South! I hate you, get away from me!
>Fine, we'll secede.
>No, wait! I need your natural resources, so you're not going anywhere!
>That was close, I almost lost South-kun forever.
ACW: the greatest love story ever told.