Shell shock is a military term used to categorise a range of behaviours resulting from the stress of battle which decrease the combatant's fighting efficiency. The most common symptoms are fatigue, slower reaction times, indecision, disconnection from one's surroundings, and inability to prioritise. Combat stress reaction is generally short-term and should not be confused with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other long-term disorders attributable to combat stress although any of these may commence as a combat stress reaction.
Shell shock in Southern VictoryEdit
The most notorious case of shell shock in the Second Great War occurred in the Confederate Army when General George Patton slapped a soldier and threatened to shoot him for cowardice. President Jake Featherston proved to be more understanding of the situation, knowing that sometimes a man who experienced too much war would break and needed time to recuperate. In the event, he reprimanded General Patton for his actions telling him that he would see that enlisted men would get a fair deal unlike his own experiences in the Great War.