While I was surfing...


There have been 3,423 coalition deaths -- 3,166 Americans, two Australians, 133 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, six Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Fijian, one Hungarian, 32 Italians, one Kazakh, three Latvian, 19 Poles, two Romanians, five Salvadoran, four Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians -- in the war in Iraq as of March 2, 2007, according to a CNN count.

And now a third world war seems to be a fashionable thing to talk about now. Those studying the Prophecies of Nostradamus say that he has indicated the possibility of a Third World War. Indeed, in some of his quatrains he mentions terrifying battles and events occurring in and around Europe, Asia and Africa which do not seem to have happened till date. There is, however, a difference of opinion among the experts about the overall sequence of these events and most of all, their timing.

Was surfing for some information and found some extremely interesting articles on wars, including one on 10 theories why wars happen. Below are three important wars in the history of our world. You can wiki for more if intrigued...

The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) was an ancient greek military conflict, fought between Athens and their empire and the peloponnesian league, led by Sparta. Historians have traditionally divided the war into three phases. In the first, the Archidamian War, Sparta launched repeated invasions of Attica, while Athens took advantage of its naval supremacy to raid the coast of the Peloponnese, while attempting to suppress signs of unrest in its empire. This period of the war was concluded in421 BC, with the signing of the Peace of Nicias. That treaty, however, was soon undermined by renewed fighting in the Peloponnese.

The French Wars of Religion were a series of conflicts fought between catholics and Huguenots (Protestants) from the middle of the 16th century to the Edict of Nantes in 1598, including civil infighting as well as military operations. In addition to the religious elements, they involved a struggle of influence over the ruling of the country.

The Opium Wars or the Anglo-Chinese Wars were two wars fought in the mid 1800s that were the climax of a long dispute between China and Britain. In the second, France fought alongside Britain. This dispute centered around the growing amount of Opium being imported into China from British India.


(Source: Wikipedia)

Comments

manuscrypts said…
yup, everyone wants to give war a chance..
Vik said…
While you were looking (surfing) for a war, I was free. :P
Dh@v@! said…
can u give link of thoes war stories???
D said…
I'll still say the best war and still is the Afghan wars....they still are on...now that's what i call a war tribe!!!
Canary said…
@manu
profound! :D

@introvert
very funny! :P

@dhaval
check this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War
it has everything u cud ask for on wars!

@d
true! totally agree!
der Bergwind said…
the death game gives us barren lands n earns us phoren currency for nukes n stuff... aint we only need 2 (for a foodie like me.. 4!) square meals a day??

power corrupts.. but sumwhere we are also caught in the politics of forgiveness..
Anonymous said…
I did not understand this post, please enlighten me :) !?!?

Vikram
Mellowdrama said…
Lol..did you know the great 'seer's' so-called prophecies are so vague they can be distorted to suit almost any purpose???? Someone I know subscribes to an Astro magazine and in it was this crazy letter from a fan saying "THANK YOU for predicting Kiran Desai would win a booker.' Suitably impressed I read the article that 'predicted this win' and here is what it said in line 34 of seeming non-sense, an Indian will win a prestigious award this year! Muahahahha!!!
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pricky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
pRicky said…
why these wars were mentioned in particular i wanna know...

interesting
Ruchika said…
Thats some interesting trivia.. I love reading history in this form..
Ganja Turtle said…
some more history,please...need it before 300 rolls into town!
Canary said…
@der
4 meals a day, huh? LOL! :D

@Vikram
the trivia fascinated me and i wanted others who're interested to read it as well, no other profound logic

@Mellow
Hahahahahaah!!!!

@Pricky (to the * of 9!)
These were the more interesting ones!
Now tell me why was the message written so few times?

@Ruchika
Me too :)

@Ganja
Oops, guess its too late now, 300 has alredy hit the theatres! :P

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