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Not sure if history or mathematics is to blame here, but flip, surely I don't look that old!
There is a pious platitude that wars are far too serious to be left to generals, but the Crimean War was more than anything else, a terrible warning of what can come about through widespread civilian boredom, the power of warmongering journalism, and the weakness and stupidity of politicians.