The 20th century saw several political and military conflicts. Starting from the First World War, it’s more than sufficient to state that in contrary to several views passed down by political historians and thinkers that the last century witnessed far less war zones and human death toll, a school of other thinkers state it otherwise. The 20th century can, at its most, be thought of as a century of long lasting political conflicts, which combined with the doctrines of modern warfare, took a greater death toll than can be imagined anytime before. The history of civilization is filled up with wars that have shaped the human civilization itself; some have been large scale while others might get forgotten.
And most conflicts remain at the heart of human civilization as a testament of the repercussions they cause and the legacy they left behind. Behind all the accords and international codes that we see in our times and the ones that regulate international affairs, their formation and birth are themselves a legacy of conflicts that humankind has endured so far, and has never forgotten. As the old and trusted saying goes, “If you wish peace, then prepare for war” is a proverb that applies to one’s personal lives in the same manner as it applies to a political conflict. And without any of it, achieving peace would simply be unachievable.
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