Is War Over? - A Paradox Explained

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We live in the most peaceful time in human history. Wait, what? Seriously? That can't be right, there are more wars than ever! Well, no and they're killing fewer and fewer people, even though the world population is at an all-time high...and the numbers prove it! We explain how we came to this conclusion, and why war might... go away.
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Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - a Paradox Explained
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Sources used for this video:
Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (book)

Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - a Paradox Explained
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L. Chareesh Lingala
L. Chareesh Lingala - преди 7 дни
You said a fake info
TheArklyte - преди 26 дни
@Bullet Chan as much as I dislike american hypocritic warmongering, ANY country that calls itself a superpower is already a problem. And so do those that want to be one. That includes every permanent member of UNSC and all members of "nuclear club". As well as many regional and economical powers sadly. However main problem o USA, Russia and China is that they're all effectively oligarchies with huge influence of corporations. But while those are oil corporations in Russia and industrial manufacturing syndicates in China, in USA this role was taken by military industrial complex. Not even information and technological corporations were even able to dethrone them. And this is the most resource hungry industry too. If you'd separate US military, airforce and nave from USA in terms of oil consumption, USA will still be number one consumer while those three combine would take 4th place among consumers... *AMONG CONSUMERS ON A LIST MADE UP BY COUNTRIES!* World Wars were a huge boost to american industry and economy and everyone knew how Great Depression was partly caused by industry grown by war failing to cut its appetites for peace times. So Cold War was inflated as much as possible on every corner which was helped a lot by informational blockade on both sides. But we've also seen that even the fall of Warsaw Pact can't change much. War is profitable. And ideal war is one against someone, who can't fight back.
Bullet Chan
Bullet Chan - преди 26 дни
The opening should say "as long as USA exist, war will never be done"
First name last Name
First name last Name - преди месец
Welp so much for that
TheArklyte - преди месец
@The B nah, relax, this video had specified that only evil eastern block nations can start wars:D On a more serious note: YEAH BOI, WE'VE FINALLY GOTTEN TEASER TRAILER FOR THE FINAL PART OF WORLD WAR TRILOGY! Can't wait...
Yifi ⵣ
Yifi ⵣ - преди 17 часа
What is the software used in this video? CREAT content.
lander dendooven
lander dendooven - преди 23 часа
Im from belgium and this hurts
Uncle Frank
Uncle Frank - преди ден
3:19 Tf is that flag? On the bottom side
Arman it is
Arman it is - преди ден
5:23 *Gets executed for speaking up against the regime of his third world country*
milind maiti
milind maiti - преди ден
5. Nuclear Weapons made going to war too dangerous for big countries
CheetahFoxx - преди ден
Fight the population explosion. Support your local war.
ElliotInDa Netherlands
ElliotInDa Netherlands - преди ден
Civil wars not as brutal as international wars? Tell that to the Americans
Sustaita Family Animated
Sustaita Family Animated - преди ден
Hi I’m form 2020, and there’s a war against USA and Iran
Oofly - преди ден
Very old intro. Still cheesy as ever.
Jacob Stoddard
Jacob Stoddard - преди ден
sounds like democracratic propoganda but ok
Quizy Productions
Quizy Productions - преди ден
The true reason war has ended is nukes it might be good it just depends on if we decide to use them
Baha Zero
Baha Zero - преди ден
War... War never change
PandaMan Santi
PandaMan Santi - преди ден
The Answer:
BrendanJ Rice
BrendanJ Rice - преди ден
it’s nukes, remove the nukes from the equation and we’d be in world war 7 in no time
Ada Sierek
Ada Sierek - преди 2 дни
4:47 Did anyone notice how one country said "Who wants cupcakes?"
onlineR - преди 2 дни
In starting .u should add american attack on Afghanistan
zeppec43 - преди 2 дни
War... war never changes
Mary Boulos
Mary Boulos - преди 2 дни
Too bad kurzdesagt can't make a video like this now including Trump and Iran, things are getting better, but being set up to be worse
fortnite isnt good
fortnite isnt good - преди 2 дни
dosent ukraine and russian war count as a national conflict
warwolf 102
warwolf 102 - преди 2 дни
Most of the sources just 404 these days lmao
Czechball mapping
Czechball mapping - преди 3 дни
When someone decides to add your flag to a video: I'm in the heaven?
When you see it's wrong:...
Actualy flag of Czech Republic is this 🇨🇿
But... that doesn't matter
Seba - преди 3 дни
At 3:19 the Chilean flag is wrong, the red goes at the bottom
Francisco 12
Francisco 12 - преди 3 дни
3:17 * Looks at Chilean flag *
BlaCK MaGe
BlaCK MaGe - преди 3 дни
Can you end death? And have eternal life? It's just not possible in this world.
Peace does not exist without war.
Not that getting long periods of peace is impossible, but as long as humans do mischief in the world it's bound to overflow at some point at turn into a conflict or war.
And I believe getting humans to end mischief is nigh impossible.
Or we will all die from before that happens...
gisarme113 - преди 3 дни
Maniae Official
Maniae Official - преди 3 дни
World: *We are relatively peaceful!*
Combat AI: let me stop you right there.
KeiTho - преди 3 дни
The other factor that has eliminated (so far!) the propensity for nations to go to war is the MAD doctrine. Mutually Assured Destruction is a powerful deterrent and has worked well since the Cuban missile crisis. It is unthinkable that nuclear armed nations would go to war with each other - what is the point when there has to be a loser who might think that losing could be reversed by unleashing its nuclear arsenal, which would then be reversed by the unleashing of the other country's arsenal and soon ad nauseam. The weak point of the MAD doctrine is that there may arise a MADman :-)
Daniel Mattos
Daniel Mattos - преди 4 дни
Such a piece of wishful thining
CountryArtist65 - преди 4 дни
Me: loses faith in humanity
Kurtzgesagt: restores my faith
Tomer Yud
Tomer Yud - преди 2 дни
dont lose faith go watch anime
Business Chicken
Business Chicken - преди 4 дни
Vote Bernie Sanders, 2020.
Help restore democracy and power of the majority vote in the United States of America. Trump is one step away from completely becoming a Dictator with the title of President, just like in China, and is THAT close to starting a civil war over it himself. Make America SAFE again.
David Espinosa
David Espinosa - преди 4 дни
"I know a way how to end once and forever, wars between humans!".
-A gamma ray burst.
Pavloydus cz
Pavloydus cz - преди 4 дни
3:20 they put flag of czech republic (my country) upside down!!!
Smash`map Uzi'
Smash`map Uzi' - преди 5 дни
As long as we have the middle east we will always have war.
C and D Gaming and Fun
C and D Gaming and Fun - преди 5 дни
it's because of bombs
c4d4u - преди 6 дни
ዥጥዥክዥሺውጵⶢጵክⶵዋ ⶽእስሥⶳ ብስዥዋ፮፮፮ ሥቂኪ
c4d4u - преди 6 дни
Ало сдесь русские есть?
Guy - преди 6 дни
Once I heard Israel and Palestine I had to see the comments.
Costi C
Costi C - преди 6 дни
Who's here after The Great Intergalactic War?
*Oh sorry wrong year*
Arda Caps
Arda Caps - преди 6 дни
türkçe ltyı için teşekürler.
War never ends..........

As long as we have people thinking their opinions are facts.
Liviu Valache
Liviu Valache - преди 7 дни
Speak up for communism
AcidBot66 - преди 8 дни
War over? While there is profit in provoking and fabricating reasons for war, war will never be over.
Please ask War Prone Americans for more detail, Americans are the ones who most profit from war.
Pascoe Atze
Pascoe Atze - преди 8 дни
"The Russians are invading Ukraine".
Guys don't forget the 5 $billion investment into regime change in Kiev by US, as Victoria Nuland lets us know.
The new Ukrainian government even added the goals of joining the EU and NATO to the constitution.
I guess the USA would react similarly if Moscow would invest money into a Russia-friendly regime change in Mexico or Canada.
Sad but true.
Banana Bird
Banana Bird - преди 8 дни
0:22 Meet the gay tank. It shoots rainbows. If it shoots you, you're gay.

You also get an icecream
Bos Antok
Bos Antok - преди 9 дни
Ddffffdcc cfgb! '🏳‍🌈
Michael V
Michael V - преди 9 дни
Democracy is one factor but also as long there is no insane leader like Hitler, knowing today's weaponary is so destructive making who will shot first will die as second.
Uganda Knuckles
Uganda Knuckles - преди 9 дни
As long as the United States starts a war, the war will never end.
Meena Sathees
Meena Sathees - преди 10 дни
So you are saying the democratic countries doesn't seek war, but what about multiple ethnicities in a same country and the voting is the enemy for a minority one?
DoubledEdgeSword321 - преди 10 дни
and then trump was elected..
ok retard
ok retard - преди 10 дни
war never changes
Kaf - преди 11 дни
Jenny Wakeman Aka XJ9
Jenny Wakeman Aka XJ9 - преди 11 дни
Nobody knows!? 😕
Fox Moulder
Fox Moulder - преди 11 дни
Nope, it's only just begun
Natanael Aldana
Natanael Aldana - преди 11 дни
Well i like war and i do not want it to stop
Maxie Miel Umipig
Maxie Miel Umipig - преди 12 дни
War... War never changes
Ink Bold
Ink Bold - преди 12 дни
Yes let's spread democracy by bombing some 3rd world countries some more. 😂
شيخ جوجل
شيخ جوجل - преди 12 дни
War can only end when one country becomes so strong and gains so much allies that the thought of attacking it or its allies scares the piss out of the attacker. Yeah, I’m talking about the US. We are literally allied with 99% of the world.
mikhail Findal
mikhail Findal - преди 12 дни
What is the music that plays at the end of the video? I would love to listen to it more often.
grey wolf bro
grey wolf bro - преди 12 дни
Me: sees video then went to see when the video came out then sees it wan 2014
Me: ahh I see u have not met 2020