19.4.16

#583 A Forgotten Time...






On the 25th of this month in Australia, we remember those who fought at Anzac Day.

Anzac Day commemorates those Australian and New Zealanders who fell 102 years ago at a muddy beach in a cove at Gallipoli, described as ''a small constrained area surrounded by the sea and steep terrain''. 100 years is not that long ago, if you think about it. More than 620 Australians died on the first day of this protracted campaign against the Turks. In a period of five months, by December, more than 8000 Australians were killed. That is history: history preserved and honored. The Anzacs who remained - the ones who marched every April 25 until age wearied and ultimately claimed them - have also long gone, but their spirit, their hardship,  and the thousands and thousands of other people from different countries that gave up their lives in wars continues to grow stronger in the public consciousness with each passing year.


I was asked by a family member the other day, if the 'Wars' didn't happen, what would the world be like now? It made me think, would we be in the dark ages again, economies combined, or having to start all over again.

Here are some of my thoughts on what it would be like if the wars never happened…

There would have been continuous numerous smaller wars in Europe, and in Australia even today. - Both World wars are what it took to convince Europe that its centuries of warfare really were unsustainable. Without them, Europe would have colonized The Levant, Palestine and portions of Asia Minor when the Ottoman Empire collapsed - There was no way even without WWI that the Ottomans would have ruled their empire after 1920 or so. Southern Europe would have likely been either colonized by Northern Europe or fell under its influence - This can be seen by Churchill’s request that Greece fall under British influence after WWII.

The following nations I believe would not exist - Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria, any of various states of the former Yugoslavia, the former Czechoslovakia, Israel, Lebanon, Syria. Libya, Cyprus, the majority of the African states, the majority of nations in Asia, particularly South Asia and Australia would not be the same as it is today.

I believe that many of today’s inventions would have been postponed 10-15 years or simply never invented This exhaustive list includes: radar, jet aircraft, modern rockets, telemetry, home computers, satellites, the integrated circuit, lasers and, of course, nuclear weapons, even so much as the Internet and mobile phone that we cherish today, may not exist. Even so much as the clothes and food we love, the diverse range of food available from other countries, our clothing imports, love of fashion would all be different.

It is all about, ‘Lest we Forget’. Without those loved ones, we would not be where we are now. My reason for explaining the above, is don’t be so selfish to forget,  Without your family, loved ones, friends and partners, their hardship, has changed our lives forever, and without their courage and sacrifice our life would not be the same.
 
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Skirt: - [sYs] BUGEISHA skirt (Maitreya body) - brown/black - (New) @ Black Fashion Fair
Necklace: - [Modern.Couture] Jewelry - Orix Necklace -(New) @ Black Fashion Fair
Earring: - [Modern.Couture] Jewelry - Orix Black Earring - (New) @ Black Fashion Fair
Shoes: - :::ChicChica::: Zola Night M R - Black (New) @ Black Fashion Fair
Face: - Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Mina 2 ( Asia ) – (New) @ Kustom 9
Coffee Table: - [ Zerkalo ] Elegant Coffee Table - Dark - LTD, The Event
Tapestry: - Fancy Decor: Unicorn Tapestry- Fancy Decor: (optional) FLF
Hair: - .Entwined. Alexis
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Pose: - BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Hand and Face 07- (New) @ Kustom 9

 







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