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October 16, 2021

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Peter Olson, Goonengerry

In a few weeks, on November 11, it will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. There were roughly 16 countries in WW1 compared to about 16 countries involved in WW3 today (Datesandevents.com).

Today we find many of the same countries that fought in the first World War are involved in a new war today.

Let’s be clear: regardless of news outlets describing the Syrian war as a civil war, if 16 countries fighting 100 years ago was called a World War, then 16 countries fighting today, must also be called a World War.

A long time ago wars were more civilised: the countries that wanted to fight would send the troops to a battlefield and there they would slaughter each other. 

Now things have changed: some countries now have the ability to destroy every large city on the planet – such cities could easily become targets for destruction if World War III continues.


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