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In 1918 to 1919, Influenza killed about 50 million to 100 million people worldwide, it was miss diagnosed and stuff doctors dint know what was going on, seems like it came from all dead rotting corpses lying around.
 

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IMO, WW I was stopped by the flu virus, not some battlefield victory by the allies. both sides were losing more men from the flu than they were from battlefield injuries. in one stateside camp in america, they were stacking dead men like firewood, there were just too many to handle. don't kid yourself about the severity of this little bug. the next pandemic will be some type of flu virus, avian or otherwise, and it will spread much faster and farther in todays jet society.
 

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WWI ended beacause Germany could no longer afford the war. That's why they sued for peace.
 

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it only became really big after directly after the war, at least thats what it seems like... ill go look!
 

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The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster. - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/

I keep finding difrent results, difrent statistics but cant find them twice, WWI ended on November 11 1918, it hadnt had a chance to claim quite enough people yet to be a factor I dont think, it was a post war crisis...
 

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I remember reading somewhere that do to so many men dieing from the Flu that Germany was unable to fight the war and why they surrender.
 
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