Summary #1164

Study settles the score on whether the modern world is less violent

york.ac.uk
  • Mathematicians analysed data regarding global deaths in battle since the Napoleonic wars.
  • Their algorithm was tuned to detect points where sizes of the wars changed, and found three crucial points.
  • Between 1910 - 1950 there was unprecedented bloodshed, and in the early 1990s the world suddenly shifted to a greater level of peace.
  • The study only looks at the data, but authors theorise that this could be thanks to organisations like the UN, and increased collaboration between nations.
  • It’s not a perfect analysis, it’s focused on Europe, but this study provides a good methodology for future studies.

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