People cannot think in the same manner or share similar intentions they always have something to differ about. When differing people experience conflicts of interest, they will most likely end up in arguments and later maybe into fights. Regions share different needs and ways of fulfilling their desires which may lead to conflicts against each other. Governments like people get into conflicts majorly because of who is stronger, powerful, richer, or more intelligent than the other. Due to existing competition on greatness between nations, countries are ranked on their prosperity, having the greater ones influencing smaller ones since small countries receive financial help from larger countries.
Having regions with greater influence on other regions leads to having some regions being considered as superpowers. The regions have numerous states under them, which influence their ideas since they are being supported. When major regions fight against others with the support of small states, it leads to having numerous nations fighting, which leads to human beings experiencing a world war. During such wars, governments tend to put all their resources into the war to ensure victory, proving superiority.
The war to end all wars or ideologies where the USA supported capitalism, and the Soviet World War 1; it started in Europe in the year 1914. Before the war started, some tensions had built up. An example is the coming together of various European states to bring up two main alliances. The first formation was of Russia, France, and Britain, and it was a move to suppress the growth of Germany after she won against France in the 1870-1871 war. Another formation was of Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary.
There was competition on who makes the most powerful war equipment and who has a greater army. Britain was known for its strong navy army due to its great knowledge in making ships of those times. Germany decided to challenge Britain on army greatness leading to rivalry in their midst, and this was after Germany had defeated France in a war causing great economic growth.
World War 2 was between allied forces and the axis, which took place from 1939 to 1945, leading to the loss of more than seventy million lives though the real number is not known since soldiers did not keep records. War crimes increased as regions fought; examples include using chemicals on civilians to test how they can be used as weapons in war. The bombing of cities, killing several innocent people, an example was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that lead to the death of over two hundred thousand people. Several humans have experienced effects to date of the bombing, such as suffering from cancer due to the large waves of radiation released by atomic bombs those were the only instances the nuclear bombs were used.
The Japanese introduced labor camps where prisoners were forced to overwork, and many died in camps. Troops from different armies used to rape women, sometimes pointing guns at them as a way of discriminating against enemies and fulfilling desires during the fighting. The US Army was reported to commit gang rapes on German women during fighting though in some cases, accused soldiers were taken to court and held responsible for their actions.
Another major war was the Cold War, a war of propaganda between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It is not considered a world war because it involved few field battles and took place from 1947 to 1991 when the Soviet Union fell. Since it was a war of words, it involved conflicts on Union was out for communism. The USSR emerged as a superpower with the USA after the second world war. The two superpowers tried to push their beliefs on other regions by offering them financial help. Ideologies came into being to raise the economy after the second world war, which led to collapsing of different economies.
There have been efforts to prevent another world war from happening again by many organizations since its effects would be severe considering military technology advancements. An example, the United Nations Organization sends peacemaking troops to territories faced with war. The United Nations Organization was formed on 24 October 1945 to ensure international peace and international co-operation.