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According to the statistics, there have 14,553 known wars from 36 BC to date. Since 1945, there have been over 70 wars and more than 200 significant outbreaks of violence. From 1958, over 100 nations have been involved in one way or another in armed conflict of some kind. In the over 3100 years of recorded world history, the world has only been at peace 8% of the time--or a total of 286 years--and 8,000 treaties have been made and broken.

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