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While the so-called Great War quickly proved to be anything but the war that would prevent all future conflicts, the concept is still intriguing: As one of the fathers of science fiction, British writer H. Wells — was considered a prophet by his contemporaries. Wells was a prolific writer not only of fiction but also of nonfiction and essays.
He often wrote about the evils of war, advocating primarily pacifist views—that is, until the First World War descended on Europe. He advocated a full disarmament of the German Empire as the only solution to completely stave off further war in Europe. That, of course, could only be done through a political and military alignment of other nations with the resources to take on an ever-more-powerful German military machine.
The United States was less immediately threatened, but it was easy for them to see that a Europe controlled and dominated by Germany posed a great threat. In light of his pacifist views, it is surprising that Wells himself was Pollyannaish enough to believe that the Great War could end all wars forever.
It aims straight at disarmament. It aims at a settlement that shall stop this sort of thing for ever. Every soldier who fights against Germany now is a crusader against war.
Whatever may be said of the practicability of national disarmament, there can be no dispute not merely of the possibility but of the supreme necessity of ending for ever the days of private profit in the instruments of death.
That is the real enemy. But can that day be brought about by war or enforced by a government made up of fallible humans? Are the weapons themselves at the center of the trouble, as Wells asserted? An estimated 10 million soldiers were killed as modern weapons and technologies overwhelmed outdated battle strategies.
The phrase gained traction and became ever more popular, morphing into a utopian slogan. In The War That Will End War he had further argued that a league of nations would bring about a one-world government; the militaries of the powerful nations would collaborate to keep perpetual peace as they patrolled the seas and the globe.
We can forgive the fact that this prophecy failed, because many others advocated similar solutions. The world had never faced such a calamity as global war before, so there had never been a need to try something like this.
Before no one had imagined that the entire globe could be engulfed in war. The events that followed the Great War all too quickly confirmed that declarations of an end to bloodshed were overoptimistic.
Wells then drew an analogy to show the irony of using war to end war. The same character went on to say:The Obama Administration continues to insist that it would like to see a diplomatic solution to the civil war in Syria. But this desire flies in the face of everything we’ve learned about how civil wars have ended over the last 70+ years.
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