The quiet dismantling of western values from the inside out
by Phil Denniston
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity
Part I: Lessons from the 20th Century
The biggest lesson from the 20th Century taught to world leaders on the continents of Europe and Asia is to avoid World War III. The European Union itself was formed for this very reason.
With 40 million deaths in what was then known as The Great War (before they needed roman numerals to distinguish World Wars like Rocky movies and Super Bowls), that turned out to be a family cookout, only a warm-up for the ensuing Act II, an apt doubling of casualties in WWII:
“Word War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, or about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion)… More than half of the total number of casualties are accounted for by the dead of the Republic of China and of the Soviet Union.”