Germany had used submarines, or U-boats to attack ships carrying food or war supplies to the Allied Powers, to demoralize the soldiers, and unearthed a crack in the structure of the Great Powers, and give them a opportunity to counter-attack them, giving them the edge in battle. In the midst, in one of their attacks, they sank a British ship called Lusitania, which had American passengers and of them lost their lives during the naval strike. This prove to be a blow to USA, and a threat to national security, and many Americans, urged their government to join the war against Germany in retaliation against the horrible carnage. When Wilson ran for re-election inhis campaign slogan was "He kept us out of the war" referring to the European conflict that was then referred to as the "Great War.
So much is this so that it has led to a suggestion that the encouragement of prostitution is part of a formulated plan arranged by the pro-Axis elements, primarily to spread venereal disease among Allied troops. Moon discusses venereal disease and prostitution in her book,Sex among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.
For those who have not served overseas, it might surprise you to know that some members of the American armed forces carry their prejudices with them. They might travel 9, miles together and work and fight side-by-side, but at night many preferred to go to bars, houses of prostitution, and even sometimes entire villages that are either exclusively black or white.
It always amazed me that a soldier walking into the wrong bar in Korea Vietnam might be beaten by his fellow soldiers for a social faux pas.
Katherine Moon discusses this strange aspect of American sexual relationships with local prostitutes.
I have cut and pasted some of her comments on this subject: What began as a joint US - Korean venture to improve the discipline, welfare, and morale among U. During the Clean-Up Campaign, the prostitutes bore the burden of reconciling the differences between two races blacks and whites and two governments.
The prostitutes were the primary and often sole contact with Korean society that GIs had on a daily basis. Mixing of racial partners sparked often violent reactions among the GIs.
Fights between black and white soldiers were, in a sense, over territory, that is, who possesses which women and who is trespassing on whose women. Three Korean prostitutes pose for a picture Lottery tickets from two Korean nightclubs Many Korean bars and nightclubs offered lottery tickets free with every drink.
You stood a chance of winning a whole night with one of the club's prostitutes, a short time "quickie" with a girl of your choice, cash, or a bottle or glass of the local liquor or beer. Of course if you won the top prizes, the "overnight" or "quickie" you stood a chance of getting more than you hoped for - a trip to the VD clinic.
By the way, notice the Arirang Club lottery ticket. That name brings back pleasurable memories to me because Arirang is an ancient Korean folksong.
I once had a bar-girl solemnly explain the meaning to me, "Girl say to boyfriend, 'If you leave me I hope you fall down and break your leg'. Her plaintive words and the charming melody account for its status as the most popular of all Korean songs.
Syngman Rhee, the first President of the Republic of Korea, in appreciation of the division's heroic exploits in the Korean War Some of the pertinent comments in the article are: In Korea the Army medics keep a supply of those printed notices close at hand in mimeographed stacks.
The VD statistics ebb and flow from time to time as various commanders push prevention campaigns in whatever ways they can, but the basic situation rich Army amongst poor people remains the same, and the VD stays around. Eight out of every ten G. The booklet above identifies those bars where the girls are inspected and the soldier might be safe from VD.
This book almost looks official, but because of the broken language found in the text, I suspect it was made by Chinese entrepreneurs that banded together to increase business. Some of the text is: Taipei City has 30 bars approved by the Government.
We are sure that you, from there, will drink nice wine, will enjoy good music, and, of course get a special service from charming girls.
For your personal health, those girls are given a periodic physical check-up every two weeks.The United States, led by President Woodrow Wilson, did not want to be involved in World War I.
When Wilson ran for re-election in , his campaign slogan was "He kept us out of the war. This ebook is an adventure ride.
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World War I pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire against Great Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. New military technology resulted in unprecedented.
VENEREAL DISEASE PROPAGANDA. SGM Herb Friedman (Ret.) The military has always taught new troops the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.
Every soldier at some time in his basic training was forced to sit through what we used to call a "Susie Rotten-crotch" film where a soldier is shown out meeting a local female, only to appear at sick call with gonorrhea or syphilis shortly afterwards.
Goal #3: To study the reasons for American entrance into the war to "make the world safe for democracy" Wilson understood that if we did not enter they war, we would not be able to help shape the peace that he envisioned - making the world "safe for democracy" and creating a new world order that would change the balance of power in Europe.
The Wuhan Gang & The Chungking Gang, i.e., the offsprings of the American missionaries, diplomats, military officers, 'revolutionaries' & Red Saboteurs and the "Old China Hands" of the s and the herald-runners of the Dixie Mission of the s.