There Shouldn’t Be Any More Wars. It’s Easier Said Than Done!

Pedro Odubayo Thompson
4 min readMar 8, 2022

Just when I thought I had seen it all in terms of wars, no sooner are we already in another bitter war — the Russian-Ukraine war.

Isn’t this a Bloody Thirsty World Because of Wars?

The truth is that I miscalculated when assessing what I saw and heard about the Syrian war, which I carelessly classified as “Hell on Earth.”

However, I was wrong. After looking back at the First and Second World Wars and Hitler’s pogrom on the Jews, I couldn’t help but blame myself for belonging to such a bloodthirsty world. All wars should cease, be it regional, civil, or international.

Via PIXABAY Photos.
Via PIXABAY Photos.

When you think about it, who is to blame for the calamities that have befallen humanity? Couldn’t they be attributed to human nature?

However, we continue to walk in the footsteps of those who came before us. I have good reasons to claim that humans are war beasts. If you doubt it, walk through the brief war list lined up to back up my claim that humans are war beasts.

The European Wars (Just timeline)

One of the most notorious wars in European history began when they overthrew the monarchy in 1791. This started when French soldiers invaded Austria in 1792. Eventually, it spread across the globe, leading Napoleon Bonaparte (r. 1804–1814) to rise to power. This would trigger the Napoleonic Wars of 1803.

The History of War in the United States (a list pruned to the shortest timeline)

The United States has been involved in many wars both at home and abroad. These wars ranged from the desire to be independent of colonial powers to the need to extend national boundaries.

Listed below are a few wars in which the United States has been involved since it became independent. This is not an exhaustive list of all wars and conflicts. American soldiers have taken part.

· The Revolutionary War (1775–1783),

· WAR OF 1812 (1812–1815) — in 1812, the United States declared war on Britain.

· War of 1846–1848 between Mexico and America — -Mexico did not recognize the annexation of Texas. Mexico attacked US troops in 1846, and Congress declared war on Mexico.

· The American Civil War (1861–1865)

Confederate and Union states fought the American Civil War. Southern states declared their secession from the Union after President Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party opposed the expansion of slavery.

The Civil War was the deadliest conflict in the history of the United States. In 1865, the Confederate armies surrendered, and slavery ended with the Union’s victory.

· The war between the United States and Spain (1898)

· World War I (1914–1918)

· World WAR II (1939–1945)

· The Korean War (1950–1953)

· The Vietnam War (1959–1975)

· The Gulf War (1990–1991)

· The Afghanistan War (2001–2021) and

· The Iraq War (2003–2011)

African Wars

· The Ethiopian Civil war (1974–1991)

· The Nigerian civil war (1967–1970)

· The first Liberian civil war (1989–1996)

· The Ugandan Civil war (1980–1986)

· The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002)

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UX-Gum Photos.

Latin and South American Wars

· The Chilean War of Independence (1810–1826)

· The Chilean Civil War (1829–1830)

· The War of the Confederation between the Peru-Bolivian Confederation and Chile (1836–1839)

· The Chilean Revolution (1851)

· The occupation of Araucanía (1861–1883)

· The Chicha Islands War between Spain and former colonies Peru and Chile occurs (1864–1866),

· Bolivia and Peru fought Chile in the War of the Pacific (1879–1884)

· The Chilean II Civil War (1891)

Civil Wars and Revolutions in Latin American History

Cuba, Mexico, and Colombia top the list, the Huascar and Atahualpa: an Inca Civil War, the Mexican American War, Colombia: “The Thousand Days’ War,” the Mexican Revolution, and finally, the Cuban Revolution.

All these go a long way to show how we humans are war beasts and the need for us to change. This with particular emphasis on the Russian-Ukrainian wars.

If President Putin believes in his word that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, as he rightly said, he should prove it.

He should find common ground for peace, bearing in mind the suffering of the most vulnerable, especially women, children, the elderly, the disabled, and those considered voiceless and powerless who are suffering in silence.

There should be a call to action for the end of all wars worldwide-as, a step in the right direction for peace.

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Pedro Odubayo Thompson

Pedro is a man of few days who strives to encourage critical thinking, promotes social justice, and endeavors to leave a lasting legacy behind.