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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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3rd Jun '17 2:35:00 PM Jake18
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* This is Lord Ezelcant's plan in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundmanAGE''.
3rd Jun '17 2:22:44 PM Willy2537
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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.''

21st Feb '17 3:03:51 PM Mythtaker
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' features Franchise/WonderWoman participating in the TropeNamer to help bring an end to it.
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.'

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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