War is the ultimate team spectator sport. If you have ever witnessed over active hyper sports fans then you may have an idea as to how ugly noncombatants can get. The worst example is the sport of soccer were fans have routinely invaded the field, and attacked sometimes fatally, the opposition team, officials and other fans. As Americans we can’t feel too smug either. Being as ethnically diverse as the United States is has not prevented irrational hatred and paranoia from blemishing our history. The persecution of German-American citizens during the First World War and the forced relocation of our Japanese-American citizens into concentration camps during the Second World War are just two examples. On the other hand war and the threat of war has brought out many positive reactions from the civilian population as well including some really neat medals like this one issued by the National Society For Adequate Defense.