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    Why doesnt the US ever have cool military parades?

    Was looking through youtube and came across some old USSR military parades and also some from China. They are just badass to watch. If we have the best military why dont we ever do cool parades? Id love to watch a bunch of troops marching with a bunch of tanks, APCs, and mobile nukes behind them.

    Something like this:

    Last edited by Lilly32; 2013-02-27 at 01:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly32 View Post
    Was looking through youtube and came across some old USSR military parades and also some from China. They are just badass to watch. If we have the best military why dont we ever do cool parades? Id love to watch a bunch of troops marching with a bunch of tanks, APCs, and mobile nukes behind them.
    ummm... maybe our troops are busy using that stuff and dont have time for the parades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seranthor View Post
    ummm... maybe our troops are busy using that stuff and dont have time for the parades?
    didnt realize we were at war with anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly32 View Post
    Id love to watch a bunch of troops marching with a bunch of tanks, APCs, and mobile nukes behind them.
    To my knowledge the US does not have any truck-mounted (or otherwise mobile land-based) launch systems for nukes, so that might be difficult :P


    As to why you have no parades: Don't know, I guess no one ever deemed it necessary? Might be hard to justify spending extra money on parades these days.

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    From what I've seen, military nationalism has pretty much plummeted in the US since the Vietnam War. I doubt that such widespread support will come about again unless the US enters a defensive war.

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    Why have parades when you can have campaigns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasierith View Post
    From what I've seen, military nationalism has pretty much plummeted in the US since the Vietnam War. I doubt that such widespread support will come about again unless the US enters a defensive war.
    Good.

    Countries shouldn't feel the need to show off their abilities to kill millions of people.

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    The United States has them in other nations.

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    Because the only thing it would result in is more peons shouting about how much they hate the military and want it abolished.

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    The United States has them in other nations.
    Also this. We paraded all over Iraq and Afghanistan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly32 View Post
    didnt realize we were at war with anyone.
    I hope thats a joke. Because, as the rest of the world knows, the US runs on war.

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    I'd expect a parade on Veterans Day or 4th if July but I guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Break The Ice View Post
    The United States has them in other nations.
    Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly32 View Post
    Was looking through youtube and came across some old USSR military parades and also some from China. They are just badass to watch. If we have the best military why dont we ever do cool parades? Id love to watch a bunch of troops marching with a bunch of tanks, APCs, and mobile nukes behind them.
    The United States did do things like that in the past : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lOTMhER_50

    There really isn't a need for something like anymore with modern technology. All they have to do is film their normal training exercises and it has the same effect on the people. That they see the force that their military is using to defend the people. You will still see Military units participating in various Parades around the country with vehicles sometimes but it is mostly just Veterans or Squads in dress uniforms.

    There are also Open Base events around the Country that basically have "local" displays of stuff. It would be cool just to see all the weapons and stuff in one place and moving. I always enjoy seeing Army or National Guard convoys heading down the Interstate just cause it looks cool to see the matching trucks and sometimes trailers with the heavier equipment in one big line.
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    The last thing the US needs is more military nuthuggery. Down that road lies fascism.

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    Because the us is actually actively work/'protecting', other countries try to show their 'military' might with these fancy shows. The us does not need to do these fancy shows, we are able to show our real militarism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Break The Ice View Post
    The United States has them in other nations.
    Fuck man, rushed to this thread to say that.

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    It would cost too much to ship it all back here form our bases that are everywhere in the World but here.

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    We have parades. But they are a different way to show off the strength and discpline of the Military. We show off strength when the Military host's airshows. I'm not talking about blue angels doing tricks. I'm talking about military planes doing several passes at low altitude so people see them not just sitting on the ground. Discipline in the form of Post Change of Command ceremonies or graduations. They do them, just not the same flamboyant(showy or gaudy) way other countries do them.
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    Parades are expensive, yet impotent, displays of military power.

    We prefer much, much more expensive and spectacular displays of military power, like launching a million tons of ordinance on primitive tribesman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    The last thing the US needs is more military nuthuggery. Down that road lies fascism.
    This was my thought.
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