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A Quick Point on History

March 27, 2014

I heard Joe Trippi last night on a news program say something to the effect of: Nobody’s going to start World War Three over Crimea.

I’ve heard this in varying forms a couple times.  If anyone who reads this happens to hear that particular trope again, could you please note that…

  • World War I started as a dispute between Serbia and Montenegro, where the Austrians invaded in retaliation.
  • World War II really started when Germany bloodlessly marched into the Sudatentland claiming it was part of their country all along.
  • If you want to keep going, the Spanish-American War started when the US had to put more resources into an obscure island in the South Pacific because there was internecine fighting.
  • The War of 1812 was mostly about how to fight British-funded privateers who were claiming the Ocean as territory.

Global conflicts never start over global issues, always local ones.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 28, 2014 7:15 pm

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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