A Quick Point on History
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.