DirkValentine: I wonder what parts of Europe, after the devastation of WWII, would willingly go full throttle anymore? I know there are centuries long grudges and shiat like that, but after the 40's, I can't imagine it would get very far no matter who was the "bad guy"./not a history major
bbfreak: Old article is old unless another nut killed 69 youths last July.
J. Frank Parnell: draypresct: What makes you think "in actuality there is more war than ever"?Things like this, or this. To say this is an age of peace compared to the past is flat out ridiculous.Not only were there fewer conflicts in the past, but they simply couldn't mobilize and support as many troops in previous ages, so armies were smaller and conflicts were shorter. Not to mention the scale of destruction was nothing compared to what it is now.
J. Frank Parnell: If total casualties to war/conflict over your average year were much higher in the past than they are now, they wouldn't have to resort to per capita stats to make their claim.I'll just leave it at that.
J. Frank Parnell: Nunya_Bizness: Just out of curiosity what year are you referring too here?Was just making the point that more frequent conflicts with less casualties add up. The 250,000 number wasn't attached to any particular thing.Might have had one big war (by their standards) every 50 or so years further back in history, but now we have dozens of conflicts per year, and we're much better at killing.
syberpud: Nurglitch: At least the violence isn't organized as much anymore. It's not like we're in the middle of a world war or anything.Can I buy violence organizers at Crate & Barrel?
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