Originally Posted by devildog2067
30 years ago, if you had asked 9 college students who Chiang Kai-Shek was, do you think they would have known?
Actually yes. When the US “lost” China to the Communists it was considered a disaster and a major defeat.
While before my time, the draft forced students to pay attention to history and current events as their posteriors were on the line.
People could not be nonchalant then like today with an attitude that ignorance is cool.