Norsefire: "World War I and WWII probably killed more people than every other pre 1800's war put together." Consider those in proportion to human population. Consider also how that war (in parts 1 & 2) undermined the romantic mythos of warfare, and the blowback experienced by its initiators. "What we need to do is abolish the military." We'll have to globally conquer the fears that military institutions are built upon first.