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I'll start: World War II
p.s. I have enjoyed the fact you started with WWII not the First.
didn't want to let it go unmentioned.
People also ask
Who was the Franco Prussian war between?
also known as the French and Indian war
War of Jenkins' Ear
....woah woah woah what is it good for?
depends who you speak to
or Afghanistan........because as you all obviously know, these were not 'wars'......these were 'armed conflicts' ......a subtle difference, but an important one..........
let me elucidate, and remember this does not represent my own opinion but that of 'THEM!'
For many, emphasising that the armed conflicts mentioned above were not 'wars' seems callous, because to the casual observer it seems as if it 'is a war as far as those who are killed are concerned' .......but at from certain pov's (i.e. not yours or mine) the people who are killed in an 'armed conflict' are not the 'most important people' ....now you will obviously be outraged by this (as is a part of me) but if you stop to consider, 'the most important people (the deciders and the top level stakeholders, whose interests are served by the conflict) are hardly likely to be organising something that will involve them (or their closest) getting killed....now would they? The people that are killed in armed conflicts tend to be 'expendable' people, sure their loss maybe even genuinely regretted by those whose interests are served, and thus their losses may be termed as 'their sacrifice' as it is indeed for others interest........it may be that the media might try to portray a larger group of people as the 'stakeholders with interest' although this is debatable if an uninfluential disparate geographical grouping can be said to be 'interested stakeholders'
Hmmm its a bit controversial and probably a load of old bollocks, but it does make you think, doesn't it?
PS whatevers happened to crreakyknees?
notable because the Pope formed an alliance to go to war with Venice, then partway through, switched sights to fight with Venice. half the belligerents followed, half (like France) didn't. later on from that, though, *Venice* switched sides to fight with the French and few others that had never switched sides! fun times