The world is living through the first golden age of warfare.
We’re living through a period of unprecedented prosperity.
It’s a golden era in which the global economy, and indeed all humanity, is booming, a period that has been described as a Golden Age of Peace.
But we should not ignore the signs, as this article by the renowned historian and Nobel Prize winner John Keegan, has warned.
Here are some of the most significant trends in world affairs.1.
A world where money rules – World War 1The economy has never been better.
The world economy grew by more than 3 per cent a year from 1914-1918.
By the end of the war, the economy was growing by almost 8 per cent.2.
The Great Depression and the World Wars2.1 The Great War3.2 The Second World War4.3 The Cold War5.4 The Cold Peace and the Cold War6.5 The Second Cold War7.6 The World Wars and the Great Depression8.7 The First Cold War9.8 The First World War10.9 The First Great Depression11.10 The Great Recession12.11 The Second Great Depression13.12 The Second Civil War14.13 The Second Russian Civil War15.14 The Second Korean War16.15 The Great Leap Forward17.16 The Second Indochina War18.17 The First Korean War19.18 The Second Gulf War20.19 The Great Cold War21.20 The Great Chinese Crisis22.21 The Great China War23.22 The Second China War24.23 The Second Vietnam War25.24 The First China War26.25 The Second US-Soviet Civil War27.26 The Cold Revolution28.27 The First Soviet Civil War29.28 The Second Cuban Missile Crisis30.29 The Third Cuban Missile War31.30 The Third Korean War32.31 The First Iran-Iraq War33.32 The Second Iran-Libya War34.33 The Third Iran-Afghanistan War35.34 The Second Afghanistan War36.35 The First Iraq War37.36 The Second Iraq War38.37 The Third Iraq War39.38 The First Vietnam War40.39 The Second Cuba Missile Crisis41.40 The Second Soviet Missile Crisis42.41 The Third Soviet Missile War43.42 The First Gulf War44.43 The Second Afghan War45.44 The First US-Russia Cold War46.45 The Second Russia-China Cold War47.46 The Third China-Iran Cold War48.47 The First Russian-Afghani War49.48 The Second Iranian-Iraq war50.49 The Second Iraqi-AfGHANI War51.50 The Third Iranian-Libyan War52.51 The First Cuban Missile Conflict53.52 The Second USSR-AfGHAR Cold War54.53 The Third Cuba-Libia Cold War55.54 The First Cuba-AfGA Cold War56.55 The Second Libya-LibA Cold War57.56 The First Angola-LibD Cold War58.57 The Second Angola-AfGL Cold War59.58 The Third Angola-Algeria Cold