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10 facts about the "foolish" wars

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Iraq, Libya now also Syria. The meager imagination of modern hawks, whether it is the case in past centuries. Here are ten facts of the past years:


10 facts about the "foolish" wars


1. In New York, there was once a real war. When the Indians were fed up with the British, who, in general, lived quite peacefully (by mutual agreement) lived in Manhattan, the British found a formal reason: the Indian girl was caught stealing peaches in the garden of a high-ranking Englishman, and the Indians were cut out completely. It went into history called peach war.

2. Because of the brazenly stolen pearl wedding necklace 4, two Viking tribes fought, and it is said that because of this war, there are now Swedes and Norwegians (who could easily have been one people). And, by the way, the necklace was not so beautiful: three strings of coarsely processed freshwater pearls on a leather cord.

3. French and Spanish monarchs simply adored swearing because of women. Either one or the other king seduced someone else's wife or mistress, and, as a rule, it turned out that she was a blood relative of another king. Because of this, at least 4 wars occurred between France and Spain, the longest of which lasted 7,5 years.

4. And the British could not share the land with the Spaniards and the Portuguese. Of course, it’s not a sin to argue, for example, for Africa, but once it turned out quite funny: more than a year 4 bravely repelled the attacks of the Portuguese in the besieged fortress, and then it turned out that the island over which the dispute is going can fit inside this fortress. The messenger did not scale correctly on the map.

5. In Brazil, two high-ranking officials did not share four boxes of contraband Cuban cigars. The war continued on 3,5.

6. In medieval China, 15 thousands of soldiers and officers died in three years due to the fact that in the heat of an argument one aristocrat tugged on the beard of another - the worst insult simply cannot be imagined!

7. And in Africa, to start a war is a couple of trivia. In 1834, one village headman argued with another because of a cow that seemed to have drowned in a swamp, and maybe wild animals ate it, but the shaman said that it was stolen. In general, the war began, and two years later both tribes exterminated each other completely.

8. Japan. Arriving at the talks to the powerful shogun, the ambassadors stopped half a meter farther from the throne than etiquette prescribed, and got up from their knees half a minute earlier when they passed on a gift — brocade-shoes embroidered with rubies. The blood feud of the samurai and the shogun's descendants dragged on for 250 years, as a result of which two thirds of Hokkaido Island were burned and about 150 thousand people died.

9. To which the rulers of the ancient Assyrians were still touchy. The tortoise war, which lasted for almost five centuries, started because a guest from neighboring countries, invited to the palace of the Assyrian king, did not pick up the inlaid tortoise crest from the floor, which, let us say, frankly, was not quite a sober queen.

10. In 1249, a soldier from Bologna fled to Modena, capturing an old oak tub, from which he fed his horse. The authorities of Bologna demanded not to give them a deserter, and a tub. Having been refused, Bologna began a war against Modena that continued the 22 of the year and was accompanied by considerable destruction. A tub still remains in Modena and is stored in one of the towers of the city.
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 31 August 2013 08: 12
    20
    To this we can add the Trojan War, in which almost all Greek city-states took part, and by the scale of that time it was almost a world war. And a very fresh example is the "football war" between Honduras and El Salvador.
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 31 August 2013 08: 29
      24
      11. The United States provoked the Tonkin incident and fought for 10 years, destroying 3000000 Vietnamese citizens, including with chemical weapons, losing more than 70 thousand soldiers. The war was fought for democracy around the world.
      1. vlad767
        vlad767 31 August 2013 14: 22
        +7
        12. Due to the killing by the Serb of the Austrian Duke in 1914, the largest war at that time began in which for 4 years millions of people died on all sides.
        1. Sirius-2
          Sirius-2 31 August 2013 17: 54
          +1
          Any killing is not bullshit. Take a closer look at the causes of the wars listed in the article: where is the murder in them - as an excuse?
        2. Baemaley99
          Baemaley99 1 September 2013 15: 02
          +3
          The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This is an excuse. The real causes of the war are hidden in the depths of the great-power men who were also members of the Masonic lodges. But the goal is one. Destroy the world empires and create a European, and then a global unification with a single (it is clear which) government.
      2. Pimply
        Pimply 31 August 2013 19: 26
        0
        Have you ever studied the history of the Vietnam War? Well, at least someday.

        Give an example - so give examples of curious wars, they were in US history, and not one, by the way.
  2. svp67
    svp67 31 August 2013 08: 32
    +6
    The French and Spanish monarchs simply loved swearing over women. Either one or the other king seduced someone else's wife or mistress, and, as a rule, it turned out that she was a blood relative of another king. Because of this, at least 4 wars took place between France and Spain, the longest of which lasted 7,5 years.
    - Well, straight "MACHO" winked
  3. svp67
    svp67 31 August 2013 08: 35
    +7
    It remains to remember also Elena and the war between the Greeks and the Trojans ... Since the "REASON" is one thing, and it can be stupid, but the "REASON" is always deeper and far from so "stupid ..."
    1. smile
      smile 31 August 2013 14: 00
      +3
      svp67
      Right If there is a desire to fight, there is always an occasion, even the most stupid one.
  4. TS3sta3
    TS3sta3 31 August 2013 08: 37
    +6
    how small it all is, some insignificant reason - and mountains of corpses, another thing Americans: they don’t even need a reason to attack. well, or in extreme cases, this reason can be composed, and whoever does not believe it is his problems. and indeed, robberies, murders, genocide in their blood. in a word, cannibals.
    1. svp67
      svp67 31 August 2013 09: 27
      +3
      Quote: TS3sta3
      they don’t even need a reason to attack

      No, you are wrong, they also "find", though lately in their fantasies ... But they declare this loudly and publicly. Even doing an unseemly act, people look for an excuse for themselves ...
    2. svp67
      svp67 31 August 2013 10: 29
      +1
      Quote: TS3sta3
      how small it is, some insignificant reason - and mountains of corpses
      For this reason, or for scientific casus belli, reasons are needed, sometimes centuries-old ... But always important ...
  5. Stas57
    Stas57 31 August 2013 09: 09
    15
    we were still in school, in ancient times they said, "do not confuse the reason and the reasons for the war"
    occasion may be the dumbest and simplest, but beneath it, nest for a long, deep, and forked reasons.
  6. Ascetic
    Ascetic 31 August 2013 09: 30
    25
    By the way, a prominent liberal ideologist Yevgeny Yasin (the former Minister of Economics is now the scientific director of the Higher School of Economics) once upon an echo of Matsy in an interview dedicated to the 5th anniversary of Yeltsin’s death blasphemously said war of 2008 with Georgia began "because of some nonsense"
    Literally, it looked like this
    “I think another 100 years and 200 years will pass, and Russia will gratefully recall these acts, and they will think and remember that there are not just people in Russia who enter into all kinds of discussions about Pussy Riot or start a war because of some nonsense, being peacekeepers ... I mean the war in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. And there are people who really make historical decisions. And these are the people who make up the glory of the Russian people. Therefore, I believe that today it was necessary to remember Yeltsin. ”

    So no more no less ... you need to take an example from Yeltsin, Gaidar and other people, “who make up the glory of the Russian people”, and not engage in “nonsense” like deterring Georgian aggression (which was clearly inspired from outside) and not discuss Pussy’s blasphemy Riot. Then everything will be fine.
    Looks like the liberal gentlemen were hooked on this victory to a gnash of teeth, if they would have given Galstukashvili and the American masters in the style of Yeltsin and Kozyrev, to pour blood on Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and then Russia (which in this case would inevitably begin to squeeze and disintegrate) would undoubtedly be our liberals nicer than her current "imperial" appearance ...
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    2. stroporez
      stroporez 31 August 2013 19: 12
      +3
      I wonder if any of him (Yevgeny Yasin) are you ... Georgians hit us there, he would have the same opinion ?????????
    3. poquello
      poquello 31 August 2013 22: 12
      +1
      Quote: Ascetic
      By the way, prominent liberal ideologist Yevgeny Yasin (the former Minister of Economics is now the scientific director of the HSE) ...
      or start a war because of some nonsense, being peacekeepers ... I mean the war in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. And there are people who really make historical decisions.

      Yasin is a concrete udot, I really didn’t think so.
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 1 September 2013 02: 44
      +1
      Quote: Ascetic
      said blasphemously that war of 2008 with Georgia began "because of some nonsense"


      "Nonsense" is different for everyone. Apparently, this statement has a downside - if we now start shelling Tbilisi from MLRS, then this is not a reason for war ...
  7. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 31 August 2013 10: 03
    +9
    It is also necessary to mention the "Guana War" in South America laughing
    Naturally, because of the bird’s city, they quarreled laughing
    1. smile
      smile 31 August 2013 14: 04
      +1
      Landwarrior
      Well. there the reasons were quite decent-this is the most-very valuable product, so \ u that everything is fair, they fought for resources and loot ... :)))
    2. RoTTor
      RoTTor 31 August 2013 14: 12
      +4
      Guano is not just a valuable fertilizer, but also an important export item for these countries.
      So Lenin was right: "war is the continuation of politics by other, violent methods" and "Politics is a concentrated expression of economics!"
      Marxism is the truth for all time!
  8. mithridate
    mithridate 31 August 2013 10: 37
    +6
    always dig deeper. The reason may be void. And here are the reasons ...
  9. German
    German 31 August 2013 11: 11
    +9
    Painting by artist Vereshchagin in zag. The article is the best illustration of the above ... "The Apotheosis of War" - if my memory serves me.
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 31 August 2013 11: 42
      +3
      Yes, he is.
    2. Buran
      31 August 2013 11: 51
      +9
      I love Vereshchagin. Stasov also said that he had a conscience and a soldier's memory. And he died as a warrior along with Admiral Makarov.
      1. skullcap
        skullcap 31 August 2013 15: 14
        +4
        Quote: Buran
        I love Vereshchagin


        I join. Particularly crashed into a triptych, in which the Russian detachment was attacked by a mass of enemy cavalry. His last painting is called: "Give Up1 - Go To Hell." On it, a handful of surviving, wounded, but not surrendering, Russian soldiers, led by an officer, are preparing for their last battle.
        I advise you to search in the internet who have not seen.
    3. VKabanov
      VKabanov 31 August 2013 14: 25
      +1
      On the net you can find an awesome photo of Schwarzenegger examining the "Apotheosis of War".
  10. Klim podkova
    Klim podkova 31 August 2013 11: 32
    +2
    Remember also what the Iraqi Saddam Hussein was soaked for: for having weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which, by the way, was not found after the Americans won in Iraq!
    1. Andrey78
      Andrey78 2 September 2013 08: 36
      0
      Why, they found nuclear weapons, cannons with a set of cores.
  11. poccinin
    poccinin 31 August 2013 11: 47
    +2
    they kill, kill, and rape. in general, a normal civilized life is going on. as the wizard says pendolph
  12. pensioner
    pensioner 31 August 2013 12: 06
    +6
    And the tub still remains in Modena and is stored in one of the towers of the city.
    Still defended ... Heroes!
  13. pensioner
    pensioner 31 August 2013 12: 11
    +1
    3. French and Spanish monarchs simply adored swearing because of women. Either one or the other king seduced someone else's wife or mistress, and, as a rule, it turned out that she was a blood relative of another king. Because of this, at least 4 wars occurred between France and Spain, the longest of which lasted 7,5 years.
    Yes, along the way, the women themselves didn’t really like that, and their husbands were bitten ...
  14. left-wing
    left-wing 31 August 2013 13: 59
    +1
    Now no better
  15. RoTTor
    RoTTor 31 August 2013 14: 07
    +3
    Reason and reason, real reason - two big differences.
    For each of the wars there were objective reasons; ANY reason was needed.
    And now - the same thing.
    1. VKabanov
      VKabanov 31 August 2013 14: 27
      +2
      So the story is not something that is developing in a spiral, it is the most natural coil.
  16. pinecone
    pinecone 31 August 2013 18: 24
    0
    The reason for the announcement on August 19, 1700. Peter the First of the wars of Sweden became "many of their sveiskie lies and insults, especially for the most important dishonor perpetrated by our imperial majesty, the great and plenipotentiary ambassadors in Riga."
    It was an episode three years ago, when the great embassy, ​​which included Peter, the Swedish administration in Riga banned the inspection of the fortress.
  17. stroporez
    stroporez 31 August 2013 18: 38
    -2
    today, almost all portals have kicked out with these 10 examples ................ and think of an original way ???? I can’t leave such a feeling with Nibbler ..... ..
    1. Volkhov
      Volkhov 1 September 2013 12: 58
      0
      They can’t directly write about the modern war, the Russian Virtual Fleet and its recent replenishment, breaking through the walls with Russian heads ... write about it, you don’t even have to invent it - it's just a chronicle.
  18. fktrcfylh.h09
    fktrcfylh.h09 31 August 2013 19: 42
    -1
    Quote: xetai9977
    To this we can add the Trojan War, in which almost all Greek city-states took part, and by the scale of that time it was almost a world war. And a very fresh example is the "football war" between Honduras and El Salvador.


    Greece appeared on world maps in the 18th century, before that Greece did not exist, and therefore could not exist ANCIENT Greeks))))

    the territory of Greece, during the distribution of Novgorod Lands, went to a run-down boyar << within the Novgorod land an EXTENSIVE PRINCIPLE was formed for Prince Fyodor Belsky ...
    MOREVA is a famous medieval SEA, that is, PELOPONNESIS.
    the city of DEMON is the city of LakeDEMON in Morea (Peloponnese), that is, the "Laconian Demon", or the city of the Demon in the region of Laconia. Let's remind that Laconia is the region of Peloponnese [819], p.887. It was she who was called the "ancient" Sparta.
    As for Morea, we add the following. F. Gregorovius informs: "ALL GREECE VKUPE WITH ISLANDS was called in that era in general Romanye; as for ITS PEOPLE NAME - SEA, it ... later spread to the Peloponnese or Achaia" [195], p.147. So it is understandable why the Russian chronicler called "Moreva with many volosts". In "ancient" Greece, there really were many principalities-volosts. And the Peloponnese itself is not small either.
    1. Southerner
      Southerner 31 August 2013 19: 56
      0
      Ahaha thank you laugh lol
    2. Dovmont
      Dovmont 1 September 2013 20: 23
      0
      and the ethnonym "Hellenes" came from the Deer - the first sorcerer of the god Kupavon (Kupala - Apollo)
  19. 12061973
    12061973 31 August 2013 20: 52
    0
    by and large it’s stupid to fight over a shaggy safe, but if you start because of supposedly women, and end the war by taking control of Gibraltar, then you can fight.
  20. Sayapo
    Sayapo 1 September 2013 03: 04
    +1
    Here is the Curious 21 Century, and you all know it)))
    USA bombed Iraq because of chemical weapons, which were never found.
    Bottom line: They bombed the country, destroyed the economy, killed a bunch of people, hanged Saddam.
    And another funny thing - the United States in this war itself used chemical weapons)))
    I feel The same "joke" Will happen with Syria, then with Iran (OU if we do not intervene)
  21. Alekseir162
    Alekseir162 1 September 2013 10: 05
    +1
    Yeah, the history of mankind is the history of wars. It seems that mankind is stubbornly unwilling to learn from its mistakes (an example is the stubborn desire of B. Obama to fight in Syria), which is a pity.
  22. Horst78
    Horst78 1 September 2013 11: 05
    0
    Afiget !!! I am glad that the RUSSIAN SLAVAN smile good
  23. Tumbu Yumbu
    Tumbu Yumbu 2 September 2013 02: 19
    0
    War is a continuation of politics. Clausewitz. Good afternoon forum users!
  24. Tumbu Yumbu
    Tumbu Yumbu 2 September 2013 03: 53
    0
    while there are "Serdyukovs" ...
  25. Mosen6Ish
    Mosen6Ish 2 September 2013 09: 57
    0
    Simple distortion of the facts. Post what anyway?
    Not serious for the format of this site.