Time for another major war?

2016-06-21 06:00

THE longest period between all major international conflicts, up to today, is 21 years between the end of World War 1, which started in 1914, to 1939, when World War 2 broke out.

A quick analysis of the eight major international wars shows the outbreak dates as between two and 20 years.

This is extremely concerning as excluding the 9 800 American troops still in Afghanistan and the second Gulf War, which began in 2003, we are 13 years into the time between another international war breaking out.

With the Syrian refugee crisis and simmering Nato/Russian tensions, we could be nearing the critical international pressure point that inevitably leads to nations going to war.

A wide range of smaller conflicts have occurred fairly regularly as we humans seem to be a very warlike species, always have been, and whatever has happened most before is most likely to happen again, but this constant state of war stress has to be getting on the nerves of many, which ironically only leads to actual wars breaking out sooner.

Robert Nicolai

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