Saturday, April 28, 2018

War


Mankind has been at war for 95 percent of recorded history from some misguided sense of national interest. Megalomania is the sadistic nature of the super ego that succumbs to the glamour of power, and money, and control. Why do we put our trust in such "leaders?" The idea of mega-bombs is that if they lost the war they would destroy all of human life.

What generation will eliminate war from this planet?
 -From the film, UNITY - Humane Decisions



     

TWENTIETH CENTURY WAR CASUALTIES

1904-1905 Japan vs, Russia                   
1910-1920 Mexican Revolution             
1911 Chinese Revolution                        
1912-1913 Balkan Wars                        
1914-1918 World War I                        
1915-1923 Ottoman Empire                   
1917-1921 Soviet Revolution                  
1928-1937 Chinese Civil War                 
1931 Japanese Manchurian War              
1932-1933 Soviet Union vs. Ukraine     
1936-1937 Stalin Purges                          
1936-1939 Spanish Civil War                   
1939-1945 World War II                         
1946-1954 France - Vietnam War            
1949-1950 Mainland China vs. Tibet         
1950-1953 Korean War                           
1954-1962 French - Algerian War            
1958-1961 Mao's "Great Leap Forward"
1964-1973 Vietnam War                          
1965-1966 Indonesian Civil War              
1966-1969 Mao's "Cultural Revolution"    
1968-1970 Nigeria -Biafra Civil War         
1974-1991 Ethiopian Civil War                
1975-1978 Menghitsu, Ethiopia                
1975-1979 Khmer Rouge, Cambodia       
1976-1993 Mozambique's Civil War          
1979-1988 Soviet Union vs. Afghanistan   
1980-1988 Iraq-Iran ar                             
1988-2004 Somalia's Civil War                 
1991-1997 Congo's Civil War                   
1992-1996 Yugoslavian Wars                  
1994 Rwanda's Civil War                          
1998 Congo - Zaire War                           
1998-2000 Ethiopia -Eritrea War              
         


150,000
50,000
2.4 million
150,000
16.5 million
1.5 million
5 million
2 million
1.1 million
10 million
13 million
600,000  
61 to 77 million
600,000
1.2 million
2.8 million
368,000
38 million
3.5 million
250,000
11 million
800,000
1 million
1.5 million
1.7 million
1 million
1.3 million
1 million
550,000
800,000
260,000
1 million
3.8 million
75,000

That is almost 200 million
killed in the last century!!! 


     Apart from the loss of lives and property the loss of fiscal resources is almost unimaginable.
     But we can imagine the benefits if only a small portion had been allocated to humanitarian
     efforts of improving lives rather than vicious destruction.