posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:43 PM
Originally posted by Hopechest
There will never be another world war.
The world is simply too globalized now where the economic losses will outweigh any benefits gained.
Add to that the profliferation of nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction is all but a foregone conclusion and this will make an all out war
We will always have conflicts, some of them large, but the world will never divide up into sides again and go at each other with everything they have.
While that thought is lovely and I hope that you are right I think you are being overly optimistic.
I would agree in large part with the poster who states that WWII never ended. Given that the roots of WWII were deeply embedded in WWI and the E.U.
was created in an attempt to avert future war by creating an economic interdependence that isn't running too smoothly right now and I would say that
the global economic ties could actually be the cause of the next global conflict.
Globalization boils down to a massive redistribution of wealth. As the living standards in developing countries rise the living standards in long
developed countries fall for the vast majority of their populations. While certain entities at the top of the food chain do quite well in this
scenario it increasingly seems that the rank and file is becoming aware someone did in fact move their cheese. And they want it back. So, like most
wars greed and pride will play a large role. There are more than enough players who feel that their position is slipping and a whole other set who
feel ready for greater world stage acknowledgment and respect. Add to that a whole host of skirmishes and standoffs that only require one itchy
finger to go large and I, sadly, suspect that we could actually be quite close to a major war.
And war has been good for business since time began. The tools to wage it and the spoils of it cannot be overlooked in the cost benefit analysis sure
to be run by those in charge. Throw in that any debtor nation that was sided opposite a creditor would have a very face saving way to default, and it
really only feels like a matter of time.
I would still like you to be righ though. I really would.
edit on 23-2-2013 by watcher3339 because: (no reason given)