Countries with civil wars beginning after 2002, and their death tolls
Posts tagged war.
Teju Cole satire of the Washington Post article “9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask”
amazing. and so horrible.
On the 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month, in towns and cities all across the Commonwealth and the world; men and women from all walks of life will take a moment out of their busy lives, to stop, reflect on, and remember all those that fought and died in the name of our freedom…
…Lest we Forget.
“The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”
Photograph: A boy in south Gaza at the time the UN ran out of Palestinian food supplies in 2008 after Israel blocked deliveries. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
Richard Mosse: Infra
The decades of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken an unimaginable toll on the country, over 5.4 million deaths, and 400,000 rapes. This climate of perpetual violence, without clear heroes but with unimaginable numbers of victims, defies concise summary. Using infrared film developed by the US Millitary, Richard Mosse transports the soldiers and surrounding jungles of the Congo into an uncanny fluorescent and rose tinted reality. The human eye is blind to the light captured here. Infra confronts the blindspots of documentary photography in the face of political disorder, and attempts a stark reconsideration of the most violent war since World War II.
August 9, 1945: An atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki.
Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, a second atomic bomb - “Fat Man” - was detonated over Nagasaki, the third detonation of such a weapon in history. After the bombing of Hiroshima, Harry Truman delivered another message of warning to Japan, saying:
If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.
Between the August 6 bombing and Japan’s surrender, approximately six million propaganda leaflets were dropped over dozens of Japanese towns. Nagasaki, like Hiroshima, was chosen for its military importance - it was a seaport and an industrial center, and it was also home to around 200,000 people. Of these, an estimated 39,000 were killed in the initial bomb blast, and thousands more died later from injuries and exposure to radiation. The temperature of the blast reached 3,900 °C.
Other atomic bombs were prepared for further attacks, but Japan surrendered (via radio broadcast) on August 15, six days later.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
this quote always makes my hair stand on end
On Sunday morning, August 6, an American warplane flew over Hiroshima, a Japanese army base on the Inland Sea. It dropped a single bomb. When that missile struck the earth, it blew up in the greatest man-made explosion in the history of the world. The United States had loosed an atomic bomb on Japan.
Newsweek August 15, 1945
July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia, Starts WWI
On this day in 1914, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The “domino effect” of alliance obligations that ensued effectively started World War I.
See exactly how the beginning of the war played out and the events leading up to it in The Great War’s WWI Timeline.