Military end?

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  1. delade

    delade Well-Known Member

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    Do you foresee the end of world Military? Are plans being worked to head it in that direction or do you think it will creep its way into being?

    20 years? Less? 100 years? More? Putting off today that which will get done in the future? Wise? Procrastination? Concerned with children's well being and provisions towards children, presently, in the near future, after we have fallen asleep in The Lord?
     
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    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    Unless Oceania conquers the globe you are going to have war. I don't see any end date to military forces.
     
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    Here is something on a brighter note:
     
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    I predict it at about the time that all crime ends, and we no longer need a police force.

    In other words, never.
     
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    It depends how you define 'Military'. Since the middle of the 20th Century the numbers of nations effected by wars (civil for external) has steadily declined. The number of people involved in active warfare or effected by it as a % of the human population is at it's lowest level since recorded history began!. Hard as it sometimes is to believe by any objective measure we live in world that is more peaceful now than it has ever been at anytime in it's recorded history - stats available if required.

    The question is whether this trend continues or not. There are good reasons to argue that it will and of course other reasons to argue that it won't. Assuming current trends does continue however it is plausible to believe that at some point the not to distant future (think 50 -100 years) the negative economic consequences of fighting wars combined with the cost of maintaining large and expensive armed forces could see a gradual reduction in expenditure on military arsenals and a gradual, generational shift towards a global network of 'gendarmes' for use in domestic an international breaches of the peace rather than outright wars.

    Nations might still maintain some stockpiles of WMDs but if no-one can invade and conquer another country (because it just costs to much and is just bad for business) then they become more of an insurance policy than an active option. I could envisage for example (a long time from now) a situation where the main nuclear armed powers agree to smaller stockpiles and also agree to a treaty whereby no-one fires first and everyone else fires on the country that does - so rogue, nuclear dictators beware.

    Not saying this will happen, just that I can foresee circumstances where conventional militaries get wound down to the point where there main use is during civil emergencies or international peace keeping/relief ops.
     

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