History Main / ForeverWar

22nd Mar '17 7:45:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Amazingly enough, ''the Rihannsu (future Romulans) weren't involved in the last inter-Vulcan wars'': their leader S'task, noticing that Surak's teachings were taking hold in the population and he was the main obstacle, [[GenreSavvy took with himself his followers and left to try and avoid a war that could destroy Vulcan for good]], and actually used the enormous planet-wide financial effort to build the colony ships to prevent the old wars from resuming while Surak spread his reformations. It failed, with the wars resuming soon after their departure and Surak himself being killed, but at least they tried.

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*** Amazingly enough, ''the Rihannsu (future Romulans) weren't involved in the last inter-Vulcan wars'': their leader S'task, noticing that Surak's teachings were taking hold in the population and he was the main obstacle, [[GenreSavvy took with himself his followers and left to try and avoid a war that could destroy Vulcan for good]], good, and actually used the enormous planet-wide financial effort to build the colony ships to prevent the old wars from resuming while Surak spread his reformations. It failed, with the wars resuming soon after their departure and Surak himself being killed, but at least they tried.
9th Mar '17 8:26:59 PM GGCrono
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'''Crosshairs:''' I mean, what's the point? It can't be for the land because everything is burned, bombed or polluted. It can't be for the money because there isn't anything left to spend it on. So what is it? Religion? Why do we fight?\\

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'''Crosshairs:''' I mean, what's the point? It can't be for the land because everything is burned, bombed or polluted. It can't be for the money because there isn't anything left to spend it on. So what is it? Religion? Why do we fight?\\Religion?\\
25th Feb '17 3:02:11 PM IamTheCaligula
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'''Crosshairs:''' I mean, what's the point? It can't be for the land because everything is burned, bombed, or polluted. It can't be for the money because there isn't anything left to spend it on. So what is it? Religion? Why do we fight?\\
'''Pyro:''' To win the war.\\

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'''Crosshairs:''' I mean, what's the point? It can't be for the land because everything is burned, bombed, bombed or polluted. It can't be for the money because there isn't anything left to spend it on. So what is it? Religion? Why do we fight?\\
'''Pyro:''' Why do we fight? To win the war.\\
24th Feb '17 2:34:44 AM portaljumper339
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* ''VideoGame/ForHonor'' has a millennia long one in its backstory; after the global cataclysm that shattered the lands of the Legions, Warborn, and Chosen, the three factions began warring with each other over the scarce resources of their fallen empires. Problem is, once things got settled and their societies started to be rebuilt, they didn't want to ''stop'' warring with each other, leading to centuries of conflict that they're just barely pulling themselves out of by the time of the game. [[spoiler: And if Apollyon has her way, this fragile peace will dissolve into a second ForeverWar.]]
21st Feb '17 8:30:26 PM merotoker
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* The mostly forgotten 2000 movie ForTheCause takes place on a colony world where the two main cities have been fighting for so long that both have been reduced to utter ruin, and the most advanced weapons they started with in common use have been LostTechnology for generations. They started with nukes and holographic MagicFromTechnology weapons of which only a few users now exist, in the previous generation they both ran out of planes, and in the current plot one side has a decisive advantage because they still have a tank (but not enough fuel to use it for anything but defense).
* The pointless feuds between between the various hillbilly clans in ''Header''.

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* The mostly forgotten 2000 movie ForTheCause ''ForTheCause'' takes place on a colony world where the two main cities have been fighting for so long that both have been reduced to utter ruin, and the most advanced weapons they started with in common use have been LostTechnology for generations. They started with nukes and holographic MagicFromTechnology weapons of which only a few users now exist, in the previous generation they both ran out of planes, and in the current plot one side has a decisive advantage because they still have a tank (but not enough fuel to use it for anything but defense).
* The pointless feuds between between the various hillbilly clans in ''Header''.



* The setting for ''VideoGame/{{REDCON}}'' is a world where WorldWarOne never ended and a century years of stalemated trench warfare has rendered the planet nigh-uninhabitable.

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* The setting for ''VideoGame/{{REDCON}}'' is a world where WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI never ended and a century years of stalemated trench warfare has rendered the planet nigh-uninhabitable.



* TheWarOnTerror has no clear end and could potentially go on for decades. Or at least until Terror is no longer used as a tactic.
** The Obama Administration had recognized this possibility and declared "ending the war on terror" as a policy goal.

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* TheWarOnTerror has no clear end and could potentially go on for decades. Or at least until Terror is no longer used as a tactic.
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tactic. [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama The Obama Administration Administration]] had recognized this possibility and declared "ending the war on terror" as a policy goal.



* The UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, although ending properly in 1865, spawned race conflicts and armed upheavals that lasted for decades. One of the comments made in the Ken Burns documentary stated that it lasts to this very day, as long as race divide is not solved. In short: The civil rignts movement wished for a final end to this problem, and they ''got'' a number of amendments to support their cause through in TheSixties. But then the southern democrats dug in, and this issue is still a problem.

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* The UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, although ending properly in 1865, spawned race conflicts and armed upheavals that lasted for decades. One of the comments made in the Ken Burns documentary stated that it lasts to this very day, as long as race divide is not solved. In short: The civil rignts movement wished for a final end to this problem, and they ''got'' a number of amendments to support their cause through in TheSixties. But then the southern democrats dug in, and this issue is still a problem.
16th Feb '17 5:06:47 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* The UsefulNotes/ColdWar was expected to last forever [[TheGreatPoliticsMessup until it suddenly ended in 1990.]]

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* The UsefulNotes/ColdWar was expected to last forever [[TheGreatPoliticsMessup [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp until it suddenly ended in 1990.]]
3rd Feb '17 9:01:35 PM Trueman001
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* In Creator/JohnBrunner's ''The Traveller In Black'', the Kanishmen and the Kulyamen have been at each other's throats for ''eons'', because... nobody on either side knows why. (Though the fact that they live within the sphere of influence of the elemental Fegrim may have something to do with it.) The war finally fades and dies with the passing of Kanish-Kulya from Chaos into Time.

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* In Creator/JohnBrunner's ''The Traveller In Black'', ''Literature/TheTravellerInBlack'', the Kanishmen and the Kulyamen have been at each other's throats for ''eons'', because... nobody on either side knows why. (Though the fact that they live within the sphere of influence of the elemental Fegrim may have something to do with it.) The war finally fades and dies with the passing of Kanish-Kulya from Chaos into Time.
3rd Feb '17 8:59:53 PM Trueman001
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* In Creator/JohnBrunner's ''The Traveller In Black'', the Kanishmen and the Kulyamen have been at each other's throats for ''eons'', because... nobody on either side knows why. (Though the fact that they live within the sphere of influence of the elemental Fegrim may have something to do with it.) The war finally fades and dies with the passing of Kanish-Kulya from Chaos into Time.
2nd Feb '17 1:34:17 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. When the Enterprise is called in as neutral arbiter to ReconcileTheBitterFoes, it's mentioned during the briefing that the conflict likely started over [[BoringButPractical issues like farming or water rights]], but [[ItsPersonal has turned into a blood feud over the centuries]].

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. When ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Vengeance Factor", when the Enterprise is called in as neutral arbiter to ReconcileTheBitterFoes, it's mentioned during the briefing that the conflict likely started over [[BoringButPractical issues like farming or water rights]], but [[ItsPersonal has turned into a blood feud over the centuries]].
2nd Feb '17 1:31:44 PM Premonition45
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** The Obama Administration has recognized this possibility and declared "ending the war on terror" as a policy goal.

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** The Obama Administration has had recognized this possibility and declared "ending the war on terror" as a policy goal.
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