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The reason why it seems that there are much less declarations of war in the second part of the 20th Century, is that most of the wars involving developed countries were not formally a war between two countries. Indeed, most were formally Civil wars (e.g. Vietnam, Lybia, Yougoslavia), (De)Colonisation (e.g. Vietnam, Algeria). Were no other state was ...


Prussia was a great beneficiary. It had been a rising power for most of the 18th century, but its progress was set back by the Napoleonic wars, regime. Prussia was a "conservative" state that benefited for Metternich's reactionary tendencies, but the most dynamic of conservative states that also included Russia, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman empire. As ...

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