ENDLESS WAR IS AN INDUSTRY

in war •  14 days ago 

Emailing with a friend, he said something along the lines of "They will keep this Ukrainian war going until China invades Taiwan"

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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/check-out-these-3-insane-cold-war-tanks-were-never-mass-produced-81416

And it got me wondering, has there ever been a time when there wasn't a war going on? They don't end one before starting another, wars are really profitable, so like crypto scams, they do shitloads simultaneously.

Then I got really carried away and edited a list of all the wars that have been in action since 1900.

A BIG FAT LIST OF WARS SINCE 1900

Philippine Insurrection 1899 - 1902
Second Boer War 1899 - 1902
The War of a Thousand Days 1899 - 1903
The Dervish State vs Ethiopia, Britain and Italy 1899 - 1920
Sino-Russian War 1900 - 1900
The Boxer Rebellion 1900 - 1900
Uprisings in Colonial Angola 1902 - 1904
Ilinden Uprising 1903 - 1903
Uruguay Civil War 1904 - 1904
Second Yemen Rebellion 1904 - 1904
Southwest African Revolt 1904 - 1905
Russo-Japanese war 1904 - 1905
Dutch-Achinese War 1904 - 1907
Maji Maji revolt 1905 - 1906
Russian Revolution 1905 - 1906
Zulu Rebellion 1906 - 1906
Third Central American war 1906 - 1906
Sokoto and UK vs Mahdist Revolt 1906 - 1906
Romanian Peasant Revolt 1907 - 1907
4th Central American war 1907 - 1907
Morocco unrest 1907 - 1908
Portugese war against Dembos 1907 - 1910
Ma al-’Aynayn’s Anti-Colonial Insurgency 1907 - 1910
Korean war against Japanese occupation 1907 - 1910
Iranian Constitution War 1908 - 1909
The second Rif War 1909 - 1910
French Conquest of Wadai Sultanate 1909 – 1911
Asir-Yemen Revolt 1910 - 1911
Mexican Revolution 1910 - 1920
Cuba vs Partido Independiente de Color 1911 - 1911
Chinese Revolution 1911 - 1911
First Sino-Tibetan War 1911 - 1912
Paraguay Coups 1911 - 1912
Italo-Turkish War 1911 - 1912
1st Balkan War 1912 - 1913
2nd Balkan War 1913 - 1913
Moro Rebellion 1913 - 1913
Kuomintang vs Chinese Army 1913 - 1913
Chinese Govt vs Bai Lang (White Wolf) Rebels 1914 - 1914

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World War I 1914 - 1918

Southern China Revolt 1915 - 1918
Russia-Turkestan 1916 - 1917
Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917 - 1922
Finnish Civil War 1918 - 1918
Second Sino-Tibetan 1918 - 1918
Latvian Liberation 1918 - 1920
Caco Revolt 1918 – 1920
Estonian Liberation War 1918 - 1920
Sparticist Rising 1919 - 1919
Hungarian–Romanian War of 1919 1919 - 1919
Third Anglo-Afghan War 1919 - 1919
Polish-Soviet War 1919 - 1920
First British-Waziristan War 1919 - 1920
Hungary Civil War 1919 - 1920
Turkish War of Independence 1919 - 1921
Second Greco Turkish War 1919 - 1922
Nejd-Hejaz Wars 1919 - 1925
First Chinese Warlord War 1920 - 1920
Lithuanian-Polish War 1920 - 1920
Franco-Syrian war 1920 - 1920
Green Rebellion 1920 - 1921
Iraq vs UK 1920 - 1921
Conquest of Mongolia 1920 - 1921
Blackshirts vs Leftists 1920 - 1922
Third Rif War 1920 - 1926
Senussi Orden vs Italy 1920 - 1932
Kronstadt Rebellion 1921 - 1921
Ireland freestaters vs Irregulars 1921 - 1922
Moplah Riots in Kerala 1921 - 1922
Soviet-Turkestan War 1921 - 1923
Second Chinese Warlord War 1922 - 1922
Honduras Coup 1924 - 1924
Afghan rebels vs govt 1924 - 1925
Third Chinese Warlord War 1925 - 1926
Druze revolt 1925 - 1927
Northern Expedition 1926 - 1928
The Cristero War 1926 - 1929
Kuomintang vs Gansu Rebels 1928 - 1928
Second Afghan Anti-Reform War 1928 - 1929
Sino-Soviet war 1929 - 1929
Escobar Rebellion 1929 - 1929
Ikhwan Revolt 1929 - 1930
Kuomintang vs warlords 1929 - 1930
The Yên Bái Uprising 1930 - 1931
Saya San Rebellion 1930 - 1932
Communists vs Koumintang 1930 - 1935
Manchurian War 1931 - 1933
Xinjiang Muslim Revolt 1931 - 1934
Aprista Revolt in Peru 1932 - 1932
El Salvador, La Matanza 1932 - 1932
Brazilian Revolt 1932 - 1932
Chaco War 1932 - 1935
Spanish Socialists vs Govt 1934 - 1934
Saudi-Yemeni War 1934 - 1934
Italo-Ethiopian War 1935 - 1936
Spanish Civil War 1936 - 1939
Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine 1936 - 1939
Second British-Waziristan 1936 - 1939
Third Sino-Japanese War 1937 - 1941
Changkufeng Incident 1938 - 1938
The battle of Khalkhin Gol 1939 - 1939
The Winter War in Finland 1939 - 1940

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World War II 1939 - 1945

Franco-Thai War 1940 - 1941
Indonesian Independence 1945 - 1946
Poland & Soviet Union vs Ukrainian Partisans 1945 - 1947
Soviet Union vs Baltic Partisans 1945 - 1951
Greece Civil War 1946 - 1949
Chinese Civil War 1946 - 1949
Philippines, Huk rebels vs Govt 1946 - 1954
First Indochina War Comm. vs France 1946 - 1954
Taiwanese revolt 1947 - 1947
Madagascar Rebellion 1947 - 1947
Paraguayan Gvt vs Rebels 1947 - 1947
Civil War in Mandatory Palestine 1947 - 1948
Telangana Rebellion and Indo-Hyderabad War 1947 - 1948
Indian Partition Communal Violence 1947 - 1948
Costa Rican Civil War 1948 - 1948
First Kashmir War 1948 - 1948
Yemeni Imamate War 1948 - 1948
Arab-Israeli War 1948 - 1949
Cheju Rebellion in South Korea 1948 - 1949
Indian Govt vs Communist Rebels CPI 1948 - 1951
Malayan Civil War 1948 - 1957
La Violencia 1948 - 1958
Burmese Govt vs Communist Guerillas 1948 - 1994
Burmese Government vs Separatist Guerillas 1948 - 2017
Korean War 1949 - 1953
Taiwan Strait Crisis 1949 - 1954
Israel vs Palestine 1949 - 2017
Indonesian Govt vs Rep of South Moluccas 1950 - 1950
Third Sino-Tibetan War 1950 - 1950
Bolivian Revolution 1952 - 1952
Tunisian war of Independence 1953 - 1956
Moroccan War of Independence 1953 - 1956
Indonesia vs PRRI, Permesta and Darul Islam 1953 - 1961
Cuban Revolution 1953 - 1961
Kenya, Mau-Mau vs UK 1954 - 1956
Algerian War of Independence 1954 - 1962
Vietnam Civil War 1955 - 1964
Sinai War 1956 - 1956
Soviet Invasion of Hungary 1956 - 1956
Tibetan Uprising 1956 - 1959
Cameroon War of Independence 1957 - 1959
First Lebanese War 1958 - 1958
1959 Mosul uprising in Iraq 1959 - 1959
Rwandan Social Revolution 1959 - 1962
Laos Civil War 1959 - 1973
Cameroonian Govt vs UPC 1960 - 1961
Congo Crisis 1960 - 1965
Bizerte Crisis 1961 - 1961
First Kurdish–Iraqi War 1961 - 1970
Angolan War of Independence 1961 - 1975
Sino-Indian War 1962 - 1962
North Yemen Civil War 1962 - 1970
Indonesian annexation of West Papua 1962 - 1978
First Rwanda Civil War 1963 - 1964
Sudan Government vs Insurgents 1963 - 1972
Guinea Bissau War of Independence 1963 - 1973
Second Kashmir War 1964 - 1971
Mozambique War of Independence 1964 - 1974
Ethiopia vs Eritrean Separatists ELF/EPLF 1964 - 1991
Colombia Govt vs Guerillas Farc and ELN 1964 - 2016
Dominican Republic Coup 1965 - 1965

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Vietnam War 1965 - 1975

Guatemalan Civil War 1965 - 1995
Peruvian Gvt vs Sendero Luminoso and MRTA 1965 - 2010
Namibia vs South Africa 1966 - 1988
Iranian Govt vs KDPI 1966 - 1996
Chad Civil War 1966 - 2010
The Six Day War 1967 - 1967
Nigerian Civil War 1967 - 1970
Cambodian Civil War 1967 - 1975
Chinese Cultural Revolution 1967 - 1976
Rhodesian Government vs ZANU,ZAPU,PF1967 - 1979
Football War Honduras vs El Salvador 1969 - 1969
Israel vs Egypt 1969 - 1970
Philippine Government vs CPP Guerrilla 1969 - 2017
Philippines Govt vs Mindanao Guerillas 1970 - 2017
Bangladesh War 1971 - 1971
Sri Lanka Govt vs JVP 1971 - 1990
Northern Ireland, The Troubles 1971 - 1998
Rebellion and killings in Burundi 1972 - 1972
Chilean MIlitary Coup 1973 - 1973
Yom Kippur War 1973 - 1973
Turko Cypriot War 1974 - 1974
Argentina: Civil War and Dirty War 1974 - 1977
Balochistan Insurgency 1974 - 1977
Thai Govt vs CPT 1974 - 1982
Western Sahara War 1975 - 1989
Lebanese Civil War 1975 - 1990
Indonesian Govt vs Fretilin - East Timor 1975 - 1999
Angolan Gvt vs UNITA Guerilla 1975 - 2002
Ethiopian Government vs EPRDF 1976 - 1991
Ethiopian Govt vs Ogadeni Rebels - 1976 - 2016
Mozambique Govt vs RENAMO and FRELIMO 1977 - 2016
Ethiopia vs Oromia rebels (OLF) 1977 - 2017
Vietnam vs Cambodia (Kampuchea) 1978 - 1978
Nicaraguan Gvt vs Sandinistas 1978 - 1979
Uganda vs Tanzania 1978 - 1979
Iranian Revolution 1978 - 1979
Sino-Vietnamese War 1978 - 1988
Afghanistan Civil War 1978 - 2000
Syrian Govt vs Muslim Brotherhood 1979 - 1982
El Salvador Gvt vs FMLN Guerrillas 1979 - 1991
Cambodian Govt vs Khmer Rouge 1979 - 1998
Iran vs rebel groups (MEK, PJAK) 1979 - 2011
Iran vs Iraq 1980 - 1988
Uganda Civil War 1980 - 2017
South African Gov vs African Nat Congress 1981 - 1988
Nicaragua Govt vs Contras 1981 - 1990
Falklands War 1982 - 1982
Iraq Government vs SCIRI 1982 - 1996
Iraq vs Kurdistan (KDP/PUK) 1982 - 1996
Somalia Civil War 1982 - 2017
Indian Govt vs Sikh insurgents 1983 - 1993
Sudan Government vs Militias 1983 - 2017
Sri Lankan Govt vs Tamil Militants (LTTE) 1984 - 2009
Indian-Pakistani Dispute in Kashmir 1984 - 2017
Turkey Gov vs Kurdistan Guerilla (PPK) 1984 - 2017
South Yemen Coup 1986 - 1986
Chadian-Lybian War (Aouzou Strip) 1987 - 1987
Romanian Revolution 1989 - 1989
Panama Coup and US Invasion 1989 - 1989
Political Violence during SA transition 1989 - 1998
Liberia Civil War 1989 - 2003
First Gulf War 1990 - 1991
Rwanda Civil War and Genocide 1990 - 1994
Indonesia Gvt vs Aceh Liberation movement 1990 - 2005
Southern Lebanon War 1990 - 2006
Northern Mali Conflict 1990 - 2017
Nagorno-Karabakh War 1990 - 2017
Sierra Leone Civil War 1991 - 2000
Burundi Civil War 1991 - 2007
Georgia civil war and South Ossetia conflict 1991 - 2008
Indian Govt vs Maoist Guerillas 1991 - 2017
Algeria Govt vs Islamic rebels, GIA, AIS, AQIM 1991 - 2017
Bosnian Govt vs Serbian & Croatian Insurgents 1992 - 1995
Croatian Govt, irregulars vs Serbian Govt 1992 - 1995
Tajikistan Govt vs Opposition 1992 - 2011
Hunde and allies vs Hutu, Banyarwanda 1993 - 1996
Congo Brazzaville Civil War 1993 - 2002
Russia vs Chechnyan Secessionists 1993 - 2017
North Yemen vs Secessionists 1994 - 1994
First and Second Congo Wars 1996 - 2002
Nepal Civil War 1996 - 2006
Yugoslavia vs NATO Forces and UCK Guerilla 1998 - 1999
Ituri Conflict 1999 - 2004
Eritrea vs Ethiopia 2000 - 2000
Afghanistan war 2001 - 2017
al-Qaida vs USA and allies 2001 - 2017
Civil War in Côte d Ivoire 2002 - 2004
Iraq vs US led coalition 2003 - 2003
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant 2003 - 2017
Kivu Conflict 2004 - 2017
Mexican Drug War 2004 - 2017
Iraqi Insurgency 2004 - 2017
Lou Nuer vs Murle (Jonglei conflict) 2006 - 2017
Waziristan conflict 2007 - 2017
Nigeria, Chad, Niger vs Boko Haram 2009 - 2017
Yemeni Civil War 2009 - 2017
Syrian civil war 2011 - 2017
South Sudanese Civil War 2011 - 2017
Libyan Civil War 2011 - 2017
Sectarian Conflict in the Central African Rep 2012 - 2017
Eastern Ukraine War 2014 – 2017

So that lot was all from a list of wars of the 20th Century – now how about the 21st Century?

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Second Congo War (Great War of Africa) 1998 - 2003
Second Chechen War 1999 -2009
War Against Terror 2001 - 2021
Afghanistan War 2001 - 2021
Iraq War 2003 - 2011
War in North West Pakistan 2004 - ongoing
Chadian Civil War 2005 - 2010
Lebanon War 2006
Russia–Georgia war 2008
Gaza War 2008 – 2009
War in Somalia 2009 – ongoing
War against Boko Haram 2009 - ongoing
Tunisian Revolution/ Jasmine Revolution 2010 - 2011
Egyptian Revolution 2011
Yemeni Revolution 2011 - 2012
First Libyan Civil War 2011
Syrian Civil War 2011 - ongoing
Northern Mali Conflict 2012 - ongoing
Gaza War 2012
Central African Republic Civil War 2012 - ongoing
South Sudanese Civil War 2013 - 2020
Iraqi Civil War 2014 - 2017
War in Ukraine/Donbas War 2014 - ongoing
Second Libyan Civil War 2014 - 2020
Yemeni Civil War 2015 - ongoing
Kurdish-Turkish Conflict 2015 - ongoing
Ethiopian Civil Conflict 2018 - ongoing
Persian Gulf Crisis 2019 - ongoing
Sino Indian Border Dispute 2020 - ongoing
Russian invasion of Ukraine 2022 - ongoing

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https://war-memorial.net/wars_all.asp?sorted=yasc&q=3
https://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-21st-century/

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  ·  12 days ago  ·  

I watched this movie again after seeing your comment - I saw it when it came out in 2005 but forgot how good it was.

A movie openly saying the US government is the biggest arms dealer, amongst other glimpses of honesty, would never be made these days. And Nicholas Cage was a good actor once - I miss good movies and good actors, shame they are all crap now...

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  ·  11 days ago  ·  

Yeah, I was gonna just post the usual trailer, then found those brief clips and... started watching them again! Almost forgot to post. I like good dramas -without the predictable sappy endings. Have to look back when they made such films. I've recently rewatched things like the Odessa File and Marathon Man.

  ·  14 days ago  ·  

That's Been a lot of war going on.

  ·  14 days ago  ·  

And they still teach kids that we are at the most peaceful time in history .

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