Even fewer world conflicts

A very nice video about in how pacific times we are living. People often forget that there were never so few armed conflicts as there are right now in the world. The authors, for example, offer a data that the number of peaceful resolutions of conflicts (=diplomacy) have rose from 10% to 40% in last hundred years. They also suggest a few explanations, and I like the most the following:

  • democratisation; democracies only rarely attack each other.
  • globalisation; it is cheaper to buy resources than to conquer lands where they are stored
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