May 12, 2014

Asian Powder Keg Hints at a World War

John Hulsman, City AM

The Associated Press

IT IS well that we contemplate the abyss, if only to avoid it. This year we particularly remember the ghastly disaster of 100 years ago, when an almost unfathomable complacency shared by the European elite threw a generation into the fire of the First World War, almost as an afterthought. A century on from the fields of Waterloo, statesmen then assumed a general peace to be the rule, rather than a miraculous exception.

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TAGGED: World War I, Asia

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