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I think we're repeating the time in the build up to WW1, it's just a hunch but that's what I think.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Over the winter I read Dr Zhivago - and it seemed to me that yes, we are right where they were before WW1, in terms of inequality and civil unrest. When the soldiers ordered to fire on the people standing in line waiting for a loaf of bread instead joined the people, it was the beginning.
It has also seemed to me that we are replaying the fall of the Roman Empire...
and also the Great Depression...
originally posted by: CloudsTasteMetallic
a reply to: Moresby
One could also look to the parallels between the fall of the League of Nations leading up to WWI, as compared to our modern-day U.N. Which in my opinion is quickly becoming more and more ineffective and irrelevant by the day.
Not to mention the fascist sentiments seemingly taking hold throughout Europe.
Not sure which current powder-keg is gonna set the next one off, but I'd bet on either the tensions brewing in the South China Sea territorial disputes, or the obvious answer: Ukraine. No matter what rhetoric the talking heads try to sell us about the situation on the ground, Ukraine is already in a state of war, if only "officially" undeclared. Question is, how far will that fire spread?