This is a followup to the post about war dead in Iraq. This chart plots Iraqi and Vietnam war dead for the duration of the combat. It's an odd comparison because they began in different ways, but the startling point is the shape of the curve for Vietnam.
This next graph shows the war dead for the Finns in the Winter War against the USSR, which they won by producing a stalemate. Note a very different shape.
Now consider this famous graph, which is not the same as those above, but shows, I believe, a decrease in casualties associated with defeat.
Do any of these graphs tell us a relationship between victory and casualties? What do the Citizens think?