posted on May, 14 2018 @ 02:25 AM
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: network dude
War used to be fought by armies.
The army that was bigger, smarter, meaner usually won.
Nukes changed the paradigm of war.
Now it's just a few insane people in a bunker, a button and civilians are dead by the millions.
International bankers used to fund countries to build up their military power, then invade another country and get a share of the war booty. Some
people realized this and decided the only way to end war was to have weapons so devastating that these bankers would have second thoughts about ever
starting another war.
So the machine gun was invented. That put an end to trench warfare. The cost in recovering the economy from war dead far exceeded any financial gains.
But it didn't stop them in World War II. By then everyone had moved onto bombing strategic sites. The use of blackouts meant that more devastation
happened in cities. Again, the cost of reconstruction far exceeded those financial gains. It's taken some countries 50 years to rebuild their capital
Then of course nuclear weapons. So they are really limited to proxy wars.