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.