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History Repeats Itself


It's almost unthinkable that in this day and age, a seemingly unprovoked military attack against another country can still be happening. It is surreal to watch videos and read news of soldiers and civilians dying for 'no good' reasons.


How then do we make sense of the situation from an observer's perspective? For one, we may look back into the history books. Humanity is fallen and wars happen because of our inability to collaborate in spite of differences, for a greater good. Since the beginning of time, nations have engaged in wars primarily for the sake of power and economic gains. As they say, history repeats itself and so it's still the same today.



Secondly, John Maxwell once said that everything begins and ends with leadership. The ideal leader is a servant to his or her followers and aims to benefit others at the expense of oneself. When a leader is self serving, this leads to destructive consequences and suffering.


Let's hope and pray that the people affected may stay safe and strong, and that the situation would be resolved soon!

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Raymond
Raymond
06 mai 2023

Noah, thank you for sharing this interesting piece of history! It's really very enlightening and also surprising to learn how WWI started. Certainly they were not good enough reasons to warrant the extensive loss of lives, but it is what it is.


Appreciate you taking your time to read. Keep in touch!


Ray

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Noah Edelson
Noah Edelson
07 mai 2023
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Very odd. This page eats 6+ GB of memory, and then bites the dust. :(

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Noah Edelson
Noah Edelson
06 mai 2023

Excellent article. You score high marks, in my book.


There are usually many causes of wars. Most people understand that WWII was caused by unresolved tensions of WWI (mainly; the differences between the treaty of Versailles and the treaty of treaty of Brest-Litovsk.) The growing consensus on the primary cause of WWI is that KWII (Kaiser Wilhelm II) felt his masculinity was in question after having a nervous breakdown. As Wikipedia puts it (from his article):


"In 1906-1909, accusations of homosexual activity were made involving ministers, courtiers, army officers, and Wilhelm's closest friend and advisor, Prince Philipp zu Eulenberg... The scandal led to Wilhelm experiencing a nervous breakdown, and the removal of Eulenberg and others of his circle from the…


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