Paramilitarism After World War I

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When the last shots of a war are fired and solders go home it doesn’t necessarily mean the violence from that war suddenly disappears and everyone starts singing Kumbaya. People have lost loved ones and grudges against other peoples don’t just fade away after a peace treaty has been signed. This is particularly true after a Great World War. This fact of war has caused many post-war paramilitaristic actions throughout history and the paramilitarism that occurred in eastern and southern Europe were not any different. Para-militarism can be described as a group of noncombatants organized as a military force for the purpose of either helping or substituting regular military troops. After World War I, paramilitary forces considered themselves

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