Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Dwayne (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:11:56 +1100 (EST)


> It's amazing how the Cold War, the nuclear era, was one of the most
> peaceful periods in Europe's entire history. It still is peaceful,
> apart from some fringe areas like Yugoslavia that don't have anything
> more advanced than primitive artillery, and a bad distribution of guns.

I think that phrase should read "was one of the most peaceful periods in
Europes entire history *since the Roman Empire*. Peaceful periods in
Europe tend to not last a generation, Europe was at peace for quite a bit
longer than that in the first couple of centuries AD.