Is War Over? — A Paradox Explained

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  • Published on:  10/9/2014
  • We live in the most peaceful time in human history. Wait, what? Seriously? That can't be right, there are more wars than ever! Well, no and they're killing fewer and fewer people, even though the world population is at an all-time high...and the numbers prove it! We explain how we came to this conclusion, and why war might... go away.

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    Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - a Paradox Explained

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    Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - a Paradox Explained

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