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Beschreibung des Verlags
The book's premise is that a 100 Years War started in 1914 that rages ever onward onto the present day. It began as a European Civil War that eventually engaged Japan and the United States. It then evolved into a continuous World War with no end in sight. The war is a new sort where the primary targets are civilian non-combatants. Their deaths; the elderly, women and children mostly, far outstrip military ones. Every nation is now involved in it: either at war with a foreign foe or else in hostilities against their own people. In many cases both. The war began with soldiers in cloth caps using tactics from the Napoleonic Age. Four years later they had modern steel helmets, submachine guns and flamethrowers. Conditions like total war, weapons of mass destruction, regime change and ethnic cleansing were introduced and practiced. After a twenty year pause for rearmament, it began again and was worse than ever. On the day it ended, the Vietnam War began. One of the legends to emerge was that only the United States had the technical wizardry to produce The Bomb. The evidence indicates that Germany and possibly Japan produced nuclear weapons called atom-splitting bombs. Germany had a fleet of Amerika Bombers in Norway ready to hit New York when the war ended. The plot is a narrative told as a record of human greed, wrath, genius, stupidity and lust for power. Testimony is extremely complicated; compounded by institutionalized lies and deception. Many times, baffled by ignorance and pride, events overcame the best people with the finest intentions. Eventually though, in a world hardened by war, the worst sort of people necessarily rose to the top. They stayed there. Its final argument is that in the prolonged trauma of perpetual war, Americans and Europeans lost their will to prosper and survive. Their civilization has run its course and its people, purposeless and despised, will soon disappear from history; like so many before them.