Why do they happen and when will be the next one?
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||234 x 154 x 40 mm (H x W x D)|
|Release Date||1 Nov 2021|
|Subject Classification||History / Military history|
World War II was the biggest and most destructive war in history.
For two centuries wars had grown ever larger, with the use of more terrible weapons
and rising casualties, culminating in the cataclysmic global events of 1939–45. And
then, quite suddenly, large international wars have all but disappeared. What caused
wars to grow in size to such an extent and then shrink so precipitously? Is this a
permanent state of affairs or could big wars make a comeback?
Lawyer and historian John P Storey explores these questions by looking at the
evolution of military technology and tactics over the long history of warfare. From
ancient bronze spears and chariots to World War II tanks and warplanes, from
the nuclear weapons of the Cold War to the drones and robotics of the future, the
changes in our methods of waging war has had, and will continue to have, a major
impact on their size and destructiveness. The sobering conclusion Storey makes is
that, based on past trends and the weapons in the pipeline for the future, there is a
much higher risk of there being much bigger wars in the coming decades