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3rd Dec '17 12:02:46 PM SantosLHalper
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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."''
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->''"They said... it's a war -> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to end all wars."''\\
''"See her, boy? This is Evangelina Parr. She's big. Perhaps even great. But by no means, she is
End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the whore to end all whores."''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher Saga]]'''
world forever.''
-->--''{{VideoGame/Battlefield 1}}, opening narration''



* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'', which takes place during the TropeNamer period, even lampshades the ironic nature of its name in the opening narration.
--> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the world forever.''

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* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'', which takes place during the TropeNamer period, even lampshades the ironic nature of its name in the opening narration.
--> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed
narration, used as the world forever.''quote above.
22nd Oct '17 5:40:44 PM SantosLHalper
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-> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the world forever.''

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21st Oct '17 7:35:19 PM SantosLHalper
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-> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the world forever.''
-->--''{{VideoGame/Battlefield 1}}, opening narration''

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\n-> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War ->''"They said... it's a war to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed end all wars."''\\
''"See her, boy? This is Evangelina Parr. She's big. Perhaps even great. But by no means, she is
the world forever.''
-->--''{{VideoGame/Battlefield 1}}, opening narration''
whore to end all whores."''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher Saga]]'''


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-> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the world forever.''
21st Oct '17 7:33:07 PM SantosLHalper
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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."''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher Saga]]'''

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->''"They said... it's a war
-> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War
to end all wars."''\\
''"See her, boy? This is Evangelina Parr. She's big. Perhaps even great. But by no means, she is
End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the whore to end all whores."''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher Saga]]'''
world forever.''
-->--''{{VideoGame/Battlefield 1}}, opening narration''



* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'', which takes place during the TropeNamer period, even lampshades the ironic nature of its name in the opening narration:
--> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the world forever.''

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* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'', which takes place during the TropeNamer period, even lampshades the ironic nature of its name in the opening narration:
--> ''More than 60 million soldiers fought in "The War to End All Wars." It ended nothing, yet it changed the world forever.''
narration.
11th Sep '17 2:38:25 AM Occidensill
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' features Franchise/WonderWoman participating in the TropeNamer to help bring an end to it.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' features Franchise/WonderWoman participating in has Steve Trevor drop the TropeNamer trope name when telling the Amazons about the TropeNamer. Diana/Wonder Woman sets out with him to help bring an end make the name true, but finds out that humanity is far too complicated and aggressive to it.halt all war simply by ending one conflict.
23rd Jul '17 9:18:49 AM StFan
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1st Jul '17 6:01:08 PM Willbyr
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* The war between the [[{{TheEmpire}} the Draka]] and the [[{{TheAlliance}} Alliance for Democracy]] in S.M. Stirling's [[Literature/TheDraka The Stone Dogs]] is called "The Final War", as afterwards there is no power left on Earth capable of challenging Drakan dominance. From the ashes of the Final War emerges the ''Final Society'', as the Draka genetically engineer themselves and their serfs into two codependent post-human races. Afterwards, the Draka still find themselves in conflict with the descendants of defeated Americans who fled the Solar System to found a colony on Alpha Centauri.
* In Creator/KeithLaumer's Literature/{{Bolo}} series, the FinalWar really is. Both interstellar empires are annihilated, each [[{{ApocalypseHow/Class6}} sterilizing]] all known worlds of the other. The few overlooked colonies have neither the desire nor the ability to keep fighting.

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* The war between the [[{{TheEmpire}} [[TheEmpire the Draka]] and the [[{{TheAlliance}} [[TheAlliance Alliance for Democracy]] in S.M. Stirling's [[Literature/TheDraka The Stone Dogs]] is called "The Final War", as afterwards there is no power left on Earth capable of challenging Drakan dominance. From the ashes of the Final War emerges the ''Final Society'', as the Draka genetically engineer themselves and their serfs into two codependent post-human races. Afterwards, the Draka still find themselves in conflict with the descendants of defeated Americans who fled the Solar System to found a colony on Alpha Centauri.
* In Creator/KeithLaumer's Literature/{{Bolo}} series, the FinalWar really is. Both interstellar empires are annihilated, each [[{{ApocalypseHow/Class6}} [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class 6}} sterilizing]] all known worlds of the other. The few overlooked colonies have neither the desire nor the ability to keep fighting.




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16th Jun '17 5:16:03 PM Willbyr
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* In MASH, Colonel Potter at one point bitterly toasts the last of his friends to die with the toast ' Here's to you, boys. To Ryan, who died in WWI: the War to End All Wars. To Gianelli, who died in the war after that.


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* In MASH, ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Colonel Potter at one point bitterly toasts the last of his friends to die with the toast ' Here's to you, boys. To Ryan, who died in WWI: the War to End All Wars. To Gianelli, who died in the war after that.

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* Ragnarok was expected by the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse]] to be the final battle between the gods and their opponents (the giants, Fenrir, etc.)

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* UsefulNotes/WW1 was said to be this by some. 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was said to be this by some. 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, [[BlatantLies Russian pilots 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, [[MindScrew no "country" fought in 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- UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- 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 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, [[MindScrew no "country" fought in Korea at all]], to paraphrase Russian scholar Andrei Lankov.Lankov.
16th Jun '17 3:17:18 PM eroock
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-->--'''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher Saga]]'''

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3rd Jun '17 2:35:00 PM Jake18
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* This is Lord Ezelcant's plan in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundmanAGE''.
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