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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

Why are wars not so extreme anymore?

Worst war we got going on today is the Syrian war, which possibly around a half if million died so far. That's nothing compared to how it was during the 1960s, the Nigerian civil war in 1967 killed 1 million. Vietnam had around 2-5 million deaths..

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Because there are easier and more advanced ways to kill or defeat an opponent.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I would not call the deaths of half a million people "nothing" and then expect anyone to read on past that.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    People are tired of dying.

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  • hart
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    4 weeks ago

    the F R B will make money on weapons

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I'm actually not sure if the quote came from a historian or a video game....but it goes something like "Wars are no longer fought....they are managed..."

    The proliferation of The Bomb meant the end of binary (we win/they win) outcomes in war and added a third, Mutually Assured Destruction (everybody, everywhere loses). That ushered in the era of proxy wars and the policy of "containment."  Today, a "win" is if (as your own question conveys) "only" a half-million or so are killed and the "war" remains largely out of sight.

    Such is the nature of "progress"....

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    humanity is learning wars are not the answer, that's why imho they occur less often although logic tells us they always will occur, also ironically the power of certain weapons makes people think twice about wars...and since the cold war ended, there are less hotspots around the globe, where each side used to be looking to gain tactical leverage  on the other by supporting certain factions etc..

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Even when you compare it to the 1800s. wars back 2 centuries ago were more bloodier!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Lawers/advanced technology.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    WWII unveiled a new scale of destruction possible with modern weapons.  All out wars by major powers would be so destructive we try to avoid them.  Instead we and our major power foes have had limited proxy wars in other peoples countries.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Bullets are softer. 

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