>>521954 The formation of nationstates requiring bloody wars against the old empires. Look at a map before and after WW1.
Advancements in technology and science created a strong sense of linear progress, absoluteness and finiteness in history and politics, hence totalitarian regimes. You can do some crazy shit when you think you're on the right side of history.
Or even more, just see how African population is growing because some Europeans gave them medicines and food. This is already causing problems, but the migration problem will be global and bigger than it is now, and in part because of climate change.
>>521954 >Why was 20th century so extreme? It was about as extreme as any other century, at least from the PoV of the West. I mean, just look at the one prior:
>19th century: Conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars, sporadic revolutionary and counter-revolutionary movements including 1848, US Civil War, formation of Germany, string of "minor" conflicts like the Crimean War, build up to WWI
>>523427 WW1,WW2, Russian revolution, revolution in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, clashes in numerous African states, Yugoslavian war, clashes in Central and South America 20th century was bloodiest century probably casualties vise
>>523534 >europe = world >most of the world was owned by europe so technically in terms of states it was a world war in practice it was a european war with other theatres of conflict being sideshows, the only exception being the asian theatre.
>>523539 Proportionally? I dunno. Obviously by raw numbers since world population has gone up, but otherwise I wouldn't be so sure.
US Civil war was plenty bloody, the Japanese Meiji Restoration wasn't exactly peaceful, countless rebellions in China, all of the colonial conflicts in Africa, the Haitian Revolution wrapped up early in the century, all of the Balkan conflicts, the friggin' Napoleonic Wars, et cetera et cetera.
>Iran, Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan and Judea divide 95% of the world between themselves
>Huge decade long conflict takes place entirely in the middle east, in which tens of millions die
>The nations involved send small populations from territories they control around the world to this region to support their war efforts
>Small skirmishes in other regions between their colonial territories with the exception of one huge series of battles in central/southern africa due to rising (and promptly falling) congolese empire, and one moderately sized series of battles in the balkans in support of the primary conflict
>>523377 Yeah, because North African and Near Eastern countries can't make effective control over their territory, but it's also because the black population of Africa is growing too much while they don't increase their productivity proportionally.
1. Industrial Revolution meets Nationalism, creates war of extreme scale and extreme terror. War becomes too much for burgeoning global economy developing under the wing of European hegemony. European authority erodes or outright dissolves leaving a global power vacuum that the followers of the Communist ideology and the advocates/exploiters/manipulators of a natural free market fought to gain control over. All of this happened while technology for good or ill was exploding in scope, potency and influence feeding a massive population boom and global market.
2. Depends on the region. Conflict in Africa and the Middle East will almost certainty escalate as time and technology march on while resource scarcity worsens. Its a wonder we haven't seen the detonation of a small scale nuclear device in such places already. South East Asia and China, already grossly overpopulated are environmental disaster zones waiting to happen. All of this will happen as the West grows fatter and more complacent with it's service economy and virtual stimulus. Technology may solve some if not most of these problems, I certainly hope it will.
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