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30th Jul '16 1:02:59 PM nombretomado
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** The war between Manticore and Haven was initially supposed to be this, too. Time and again, DavidWeber reminded us that the only possible outcomes are either the end of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, or the end of the People's Republic of Haven. In the end that was technically true, as [[ExactWords Haven dropped the "People's]]."

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** The war between Manticore and Haven was initially supposed to be this, too. Time and again, DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber reminded us that the only possible outcomes are either the end of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, or the end of the People's Republic of Haven. In the end that was technically true, as [[ExactWords Haven dropped the "People's]]."
24th Jul '16 8:28:24 AM nighttrainfm
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* [[Film/Independence Day]] the War of 1996 is this as the timeline goes into an alternate 20 years where the world avoids a major war and genocide, after avoiding extinction from an invading Alien race. It's only until the Aliens comeback where it sparks a new war, the War of 2016.


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* [[Film/Independence Day]] ''Franchise/IndependenceDay'': the War of 1996 is this this, as the timeline following time-line goes into an alternate 20 years where the world avoids a any major war and or genocide, after avoiding extinction from an invading Alien alien race. It's only until Only the Aliens comeback where it aliens' return sparks a new war, [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence the War of 2016.

2016.]]
8th Jul '16 1:57:12 PM CaptainSkywalker
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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, 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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* [[Film/Independence Day]] the War of 1996 is this as the timeline goes into an alternate 20 years where the world avoids a major war and genocide, after avoiding extinction from an invading Alien race. It's only until the Aliens comeback where it sparks a new war, the War of 2016.

27th Jun '16 11:23:09 AM jeez
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[[caption-width-right:350:Really makes the "Never Again" part look rather sarcastic...]]
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]].
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