"Since 1776, America has been at war 222 out of 239 years. When I saw this statistical meme going around on Facebook, which was posted by Mint Press News, I did not believe that the US has only seen 17 years of no combat, so I had to check it out for myself." Well that's sobering.
The current conflict in Ukraine all kicked off over the US wanting to put missile defense systems on Russia's borders and the potential loss of their naval bases in Syria and the Black sea. Sure it goes back further but that's the recent punctuation mark if you know what I mean.
Question omits clear historical timeline, hinting at recent conflicts with question added to 'No' answer. USA is clear winner since 1950s to date. Europe's pre 1800's was creating pre-emptive wars to expand empire, greedily acquiring 'colonies'
@UtherPenguin Fair enough. Let me rephrase that. They were the ones that started the Age of New Imperialism that lasted between 1870s-1914 that resulted in large portions of the world being conquered and ruled by European nations.
Even though Europe had a ton of wars back then, right now no european countries go to the other side of the world to fight somone. It's just not logical! I'm suprised the US did that! I mean after all it's the other side of the world!
We're still feeling the effects of some of those wars. If it was ancient history then I wouldn't even consider it in my decision, but a lot of the conflicts and problems in the world can still be traced back to Europe.
@SamanthatheConservative Be careful of the invisible hand grabbing you by the... Forget it. Do you understand all the references? The invisible hand of capitalism, Christianity and Trump. Which would you like to start with?