Is state-on-state warfare a thing of the past?

#1
Putting together an essay, any feedback, opinions and questions welcome.

  • Is state-on-state warfare a thing of the past?

  • If not which countries are most at risk and how will this affect us?



 

chrisg46

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#2
Starter for ten. Israel vs Iran. Increased chance is severe subtan
 

TheIronDuke

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#4
Putting together an essay, any feedback, opinions and questions welcome.

  • Is state-on-state warfare a thing of the past?

  • If not which countries are most at risk and how will this affect us?



No, it's not. It remains a tool in the 'international relations for big kids' book. It just happens that it's not the only one and since the advent and spread of nuclear weapons states have been more careful about who they pick fights with.

The answer to your second question follows on from that: weak countries without nuclear weapons are most at risk and it affects us by providing a convincing rationale for them to obtain ones.

If it's been sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.
 
#5
Putting together an essay, any feedback, opinions and questions welcome.

  • Is state-on-state warfare a thing of the past?

  • If not which countries are most at risk and how will this affect us?




No but it's increasingly unlikely amongst nations of what used to be known as the first world and the European second world.

Just about anywhere in Africa, Asia or South America. If we're smart... very, very little.
 
#6
Kanly and a war of assasins, using poisons and the like laid down in the 'book of assassins'.

More likely to be used by small countries against big countries that they can't take on conventionally.

But would be a disturbing development, never the less.

Poss guerilla business techique? ie Microsoft could start offing Apple employees for example, particularly if Corperations become more ominipotent.
 
#8
Have a look here

[h=1]Future Character of Conflict[/h]
I think the likelihood of state on state conflict between the UK and any other state is pretty remote but various shitholes around the world will continue to fight over resources and various other areas of stress into which we might take sides or get drawn in
 
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#12
Ha, you've got one Boumer. I had to check up for Koschei, but there's another film reference in there not spotted.
I blame reading Dune at an early age for the mess that I am in now!

Anyway, sorry I can't contribute properly to the state on state argument!
 
#13
Putting together an essay, any feedback, opinions and questions welcome.

  • Is state-on-state warfare a thing of the past?

  • If not which countries are most at risk and how will this affect us?




1) Define 'State'- There's a lot of them about. There's a lot of them in the process of dissolving.Over the next century, the last of the old 'Colonial' borders might start to disappear, to be replaced by ethnic or sectarian statelets which exist on the ground but not in diplomacy. Somaliland, Kurdistan etc...


2) Read the INCREDIBLY long and interesting (hah!) Water Wars thread. That'll let you guess which the next car crash victims will be- Then overlay that list with NATO membership, Commonwealth membership, large oil deposits or others that we have treaty obligations with. QED.

Oh. And I think Dune was awful.
 
#14
1) Define 'State'- There's a lot of them about. There's a lot of them in the process of dissolving.Over the next century, the last of the old 'Colonial' borders might start to disappear, to be replaced by ethnic or sectarian statelets which exist on the ground but not in diplomacy. Somaliland, Kurdistan etc...


2) Read the INCREDIBLY long and interesting (hah!) Water Wars thread. That'll let you guess which the next car crash victims will be- Then overlay that list with NATO membership, Commonwealth membership, large oil deposits or others that we have treaty obligations with. QED.

Oh. And I think Dune was awful.
I fully agree with you about points one and two mate!

As to Dune, we'll have to agree to differ. Sorry, I love it.
 
#15
1st book interesting; subsequent books awful and get worse; film should be burnt.
 
#16
1st book interesting; subsequent books awful and get worse; film should be burnt.
Which film, old or new? The 1984 o ne, the director hated it himself... too mch tamperiing by th emoney men IIRC. certanly the spin offs written by the Herbert Clan should be burnt.
 
#17
The '84 film.
 
#18
Of course there will be state-on-state war in the future. Humans, as a race, have discovered we are exceptionally good at one thing: murdering the absolute shit out of each other!
 
#19
Of course there will be state-on-state war in the future. Humans, as a race, have discovered we are exceptionally good at one thing: murdering the absolute shit out of each other!
Yeah, because that really seperates us from the animals...

Remember folks, you can't hug your children with nuclear arms.
 

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