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 From Strategy Page:

There has not been a war between the Great Powers in Europe since the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, a peace that has lasted 70 years so far. This is the longest period of major-power peace in Europe since before the fall of Rome 1500 years ago. The second-longest such period of peace among the European Great Powers was the 43 years between the end of the Franco-Prussian War (January 31, 1871) and the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia (July 28, 1914), which signaled the outbreak of the First World War two days later. In effect, since November 5, 1988, every day that the European Great Powers have not been at war with each other has set a new European regional –and pretty much a world– record for the duration of a peace.


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  1. Steve on May 8, 2015 2:29 pm

    The Great Powers including the US may not have been at war with each other, simply because they have been at war with so many non European regions of the planet.

    The Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia all have been on the receiving end of embargoes, trade wars, bombings, assassinations, invasions, occupations and the typical garden variety military supplied violence that the “Great Powers” are famous for supporting and executing all around the world.

  2. Bojan Borovski on May 12, 2015 11:23 am

    How can there be a war when they have nuclear weapons? For what will they fight when they operate in the same market?

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