posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by benrl
The reason we call them World War is because the involve all the "Major Powers" and historically the Powers of Europe had colonies all over the
world, so hence when the mother country went to war hence did her colonies. However with the end of the Second World War the colonial system was
phased out and the former colonies of the European Empires gained there independence.
As these colonies became free and independent they were free to choose there own path. And as a result many of the issues (tribal warfare) that had
existed before the colonial system was established reemerged and picked up where they left off.
Most if not all of our current geopolitical issues are a direct result of the old colonial system. When the Europeans drew the map and created the
countries for example Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran, they didn't consider ethnic back round when drawing the lines. In some cases they purposely made
it where two different groups (for example Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq) where in the same region so they could pit the two against each other and
make things easier to control.
For there to be another World War you'd have to have all the major powers take side and go up against each other in open warfare. There is always
possible that this could occur however, with the advent of Thermonuclear Weapons this has be come less likely. During the Cold War, NATO knew it could
never withstand a full Soviet Assault if it came. By some NATO estimates they figures in a conventional war the Russians would over run Western Europe
in a mater of weeks if not days. So it was understood that if the Russian launched an attack, US Pershing Missile equipped with nuclear warheads and
obliterate the advancing Soviet Forces. This alone would have triggered a Thermonuclear War in which neither side would survive.
Conventional War has and always will be profitable, to the victor go the spoils. During World War II the United States retooled and shifted all
civilian production to war production. So during this period civilian had plenty of money and nothing to spend it on, so the saved it. Business
benefited from the new equipment, techniques, and products that were developed during the war. And the technology which we captured form the Germans
with was and some of it still is ahead of its time, gave use a tremendous boost to research and development after the war.
After the War the United States being the only nation to come out of the war with its industrial base intact was able to rebuild the world and make a
nice profit while doing it.
So you can make a killing, killing. And you can make a buck clean up the mess.
YES WAR IS PROFITABLE ! ! !