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16th Feb '16 10:35:21 AM JackTheHammer
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* There has been one war between the Great Powers since UsefulNotes/WorldWar2- or, more accurately between a Superpower and a Great Power. The UsefulNotes/KoreanWar pitted primarily American forces[[note]]small contingents of soldiers from many other nations, including the Great Powers of France and Britain[[/note]] against the newly formed People's Republic of China. By the end, 40,000 UN[[note]]mostly American[[/note]] and 400,000 Chinese soldiers were dead- as well as millions of Korean soldiers and civilians from both sides[[note]]but, of course, neither North nor South Korea were Great Powers[[/note]]. Notably though, this took place entirely on the Korean Peninsula, so although the soldiers were from all over the world, the conflict was not. This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [[BlatantLies simply did not fight in this war at all]], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.

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* There has been one war between the Great Powers since UsefulNotes/WorldWar2- or, more accurately between a Superpower and a Great Power. The UsefulNotes/KoreanWar pitted primarily American forces[[note]]small contingents of soldiers from many other nations, including the Great Powers of France and Britain[[/note]] against the newly formed People's Republic of China. By the end, 40,000 UN[[note]]mostly American[[/note]] and 400,000 Chinese soldiers were dead- as well as millions of Korean soldiers and civilians from both sides[[note]]but, of course, neither North nor South Korea were Great Powers[[/note]]. Notably though, this took place entirely on the Korean Peninsula, so although the soldiers were from all over the world, the conflict was not. This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, [[BlatantLies Russian pilots [[BlatantLies simply did not fight in this war at all]], all, and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". "]] In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, [[MindScrew no "country" foughtin fought in Korea at all, all]], to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.
23rd Sep '15 3:54:19 PM nombretomado
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* Ragnarok was expected by the [[NorseMythology Norse]] to be the final battle between the gods and their opponents (the giants, Fenrir, etc.)

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* Ragnarok was expected by the [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse]] to be the final battle between the gods and their opponents (the giants, Fenrir, etc.)
23rd Aug '15 10:13:15 AM nombretomado
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* What Treize and Zechs brought about in ''GundamWing,'' and it worked...for a year.

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* What Treize and Zechs brought about in ''GundamWing,'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing,'' and it worked...for a year.
25th Mar '15 10:26:25 PM Elusivehawk
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->''"They said... it's a war to end all wars."''
->''"See her, boy? This is Evangelina Parr. She's big. Perhaps even great. But by no means, she is the whore to end all whores."''
-->-- from [[TheWitcher the Witcher Saga]]

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->''"They said... it's a war to end all wars."''
->''"See
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''"See
her, boy? This is Evangelina Parr. She's big. Perhaps even great. But by no means, she is the whore to end all whores."''
-->-- from [[TheWitcher the -->--'''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher Saga]]
Saga]]'''
23rd Feb '15 10:20:15 PM JasonJD48
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* Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' series. ''Children of Dune'' mentions Kralizec: in the oldest Fremen beliefs it is the Typhoon Struggle, the war at the end of the universe.

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* Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series. ''Children of Dune'' ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune'' mentions Kralizec: in the oldest Fremen beliefs it is the Typhoon Struggle, the war at the end of the universe.
18th Feb '15 4:21:07 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Subverted in {{Naruto}}. It seems Nagato's plan was [[spoiler: to create a weapon so powerful it could (and would) destroy an entire country in a single attack. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Thus ending all wars out of fear of the weapon's use]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ushering in an era of true peace]]. Of course, he's also cynical/realistic enough to expect that this won't really last as people begin to forget how terrifying the weapon is, war will flare up again, and the weapon will be used to enforce peace, over and overů]]
** Also could describe Tobi's plan, [[spoiler: he started the next "world war" with the goal of trapping the entire world in a LotusEaterMachine of world peace and dead loved ones brought back to life]].

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* Subverted in {{Naruto}}. ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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It seems Nagato's plan was [[spoiler: to create a weapon so powerful it could (and would) destroy an entire country in a single attack. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Thus ending all wars out of fear of the weapon's use]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ushering in an era of true peace]]. Of course, he's also cynical/realistic enough to expect that this won't really last as people begin to forget how terrifying the weapon is, war will flare up again, and the weapon will be used to enforce peace, over and overů]]
** Also could describe Tobi's plan, [[spoiler: he started the next "world war" with the goal of trapping the entire world in a LotusEaterMachine of world peace and dead loved ones brought back to life]].
18th Feb '15 4:14:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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* UsefulNotes/WW1 was said to be this by some. [[UsefulNotes/WW2 Obviously, not quite.]]
** The phrase was originally coined by Creator/HGWells as early as August 1914 in a series of newspaper articles that were collected into the brochure ''The War That Will End War''. It then became "The War to End War" and "The War to End All Wars" and later became associated with UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson, who actually only used it once in a speech. But some soon took a more cynical point of view. The future Field Marshal Earl Wavell commented about the 1919 Peace Conference: "After the 'war to end war', they seem to have been in Paris at making the 'Peace to end Peace'", a sentiment that was also echoed by the exiled Kaiser in the Netherlands.

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* UsefulNotes/WW1 was said to be this by some. [[UsefulNotes/WW2 Obviously, not quite.]]
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The phrase was originally coined by Creator/HGWells as early as August 1914 in a series of newspaper articles that were collected into the brochure ''The War That Will End War''. It then became "The War to End War" and "The War to End All Wars" and later became associated with UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson, who actually only used it once in a speech. But some soon took a more cynical point of view. The future Field Marshal Earl Wavell commented about the 1919 Peace Conference: "After the 'war to end war', they seem to have been in Paris at making the 'Peace to end Peace'", a sentiment that was also echoed by the exiled Kaiser in the Netherlands.
18th Feb '15 1:26:06 PM Menshevik
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** The phrase was originally coined by Creator/HGWells as early as August 1914 in a series of newspaper articles that were collected into the brochure ''The War That Will End War''. It then became "The War to End War" and "The War to End All Wars" and later became associated with UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson, who actually only used it once in a speech. But some soon took a more cynical point of view. The future Field Marshal Earl Wavell commented about the 1919 Peace Conference: "After the 'war to end war', they seem to have been in Paris at making the 'Peace to end Peace'", a sentiment that was also echoed by the exiled Kaiser in the Netherlands.



* There has been one war between the Great Powers since UsefulNotes/WorldWar2- or, more accurately between a Superpower and a Great Power. The UsefulNotes/KoreanWar pitted primarily American forces[[note]]small contingents of soldiers from many other nations, including the Great Powers of France and Britain[[/note]] against the newly formed People's Republic of China. By the end, 40,000 UN[[note]]mostly American[[/note]] and 400,000 Chinese soldiers were dead- as well as millions of Korean soldiers and civilians from both sides[[note]]but, of course, neither North nor South Korea were Great Powers[[/note]]. Notably though, this took place entirely on the Korean Peninsula, so although the soldiers were from all over the world, the conflict was not. This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [[BlatantLies simply fight in this war at all]], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.

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* There has been one war between the Great Powers since UsefulNotes/WorldWar2- or, more accurately between a Superpower and a Great Power. The UsefulNotes/KoreanWar pitted primarily American forces[[note]]small contingents of soldiers from many other nations, including the Great Powers of France and Britain[[/note]] against the newly formed People's Republic of China. By the end, 40,000 UN[[note]]mostly American[[/note]] and 400,000 Chinese soldiers were dead- as well as millions of Korean soldiers and civilians from both sides[[note]]but, of course, neither North nor South Korea were Great Powers[[/note]]. Notably though, this took place entirely on the Korean Peninsula, so although the soldiers were from all over the world, the conflict was not. This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [[BlatantLies simply did not fight in this war at all]], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.
18th Feb '15 1:01:16 PM MyFinalEdits
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* There has been one war between the Great Powers since UsefulNotes/WorldWar2- or, more accurately between a Superpower and a Great Power. The UsefulNotes/KoreanWar pitted primarily American forces[[note]]small contingents of soldiers from many other nations, including the Great Powers of France and Britain[[/note]] against the newly formed People's Republic of China. By the end, 40,000 UN[[note]]mostly American[[/note]] and 400,000 Chinese soldiers were dead- as well as millions of Korean soldiers and civilians from both sides[[note]]but, of course, neither North nor South Korea were Great Powers[[/note]]. Notably though, this took place entirely on the Korean Peninsula, so although the soldiers were from all over the world, the conflict was not.
** This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [[BlatantLies simply fight in this war at all]], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.

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* There has been one war between the Great Powers since UsefulNotes/WorldWar2- or, more accurately between a Superpower and a Great Power. The UsefulNotes/KoreanWar pitted primarily American forces[[note]]small contingents of soldiers from many other nations, including the Great Powers of France and Britain[[/note]] against the newly formed People's Republic of China. By the end, 40,000 UN[[note]]mostly American[[/note]] and 400,000 Chinese soldiers were dead- as well as millions of Korean soldiers and civilians from both sides[[note]]but, of course, neither North nor South Korea were Great Powers[[/note]]. Notably though, this took place entirely on the Korean Peninsula, so although the soldiers were from all over the world, the conflict was not.
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not. This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [[BlatantLies simply fight in this war at all]], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.
17th Feb '15 11:17:34 PM h27kim
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** This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [BlatantLies simply fight in this war at all], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.

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** This is subverted by InsistentTerminology in case of the Korean War. It was not a " war," but "police action," United States and its allies fought in it only as part of the United Nations force, Russian pilots [BlatantLies [[BlatantLies simply fight in this war at all], all]], and all Chinese soldiers were technically "volunteers.". In fact, adding the fact that neither Korea saw the other as a legitimate entity, no "country" foughtin Korea at all, to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.
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